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USGS Science Picks

May 6, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( United States Geological Survey ) In this edition of Science Picks, learn why it seems like the world is experiencing more earthquakes than normal. Also, see how easy it is to become a citizen scientist, and watch a new USGS movie to learn why the Mojave Desert tortoise is...

World Record In Current Intensity Achieved With Distribution Cables

May 6, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, and the firms Labein Tecnalia and Nexans, coordinated by Endesa, have developed the most advanced and powerful conductivity cable in the world. This prototype measures 30 meters and...

Endo To Buy HealthTronics For $223M

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Drug developer Endo Pharmaceuticals is buying HealthTronics for $223 million in a move to expand its urology and diagnostic products, the companies said.

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Canadian Auto Parts Maker Enters Wind Turbine Market

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Auto parts maker Linamar and German-based NCB Lohmann say they formed a strategic alliance to build and develop wind turbine components for customers in North America.

Caterpillar To Shake Up Management

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Heavy equipment maker is planning a number of management changes to follow Doug Oberhelman's promotion to CEO in July and replace several retiring executives.

Productivity Rises 3.6 Percent In 1Q

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Labor Department said productivity grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the first quarter, better than the 2.5 percent increase economists had expected.

Cooper Tire 1Q Profit Climbs On Higher Tire Sales

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Tire and rubber company said it reversed a year-ago loss, posting net income of $11.6 million in the first quarter on higher tire sales and better use of manufacturing capacity.

World’s No. 1 selling laxative - New study results on Dulcolax® confirm efficacy and safety

May 6, 2010 4:27 am | by Boehringer Ingelheim | News | Comments

Ingelheim/Germany, 6 May 2010 - In a clinical study Boehringer Ingelheim recently conducted, Dulcolax® tablets with the active ingredient bisacodyl clearly demonstrated efficacy by inc

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Scientists find life near the South Pole

May 6, 2010 4:26 am | by Planet Earth Online | News | Comments

Scientists have found a simple but functioning community of bacteria and micro-organisms thriving in the lakes and soils of the Dufek Massif region in Antarctica. These are the southernmost terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems ever described on Earth, less than 800km from the South Pole.

BP's U.S. Gulf project exempted from enviro analysis

May 6, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators exempted BP Plc from a detailed environmental review of the exploration project that ultimately resulted in the deadly Gulf of Mexico explosion and subsequent oil spill, documents show.

Milk And Risk Of Renal Cell Cancer: Genetic Research Sheds New Light

May 5, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Association for Cancer Research ) While previous research had suggested that drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer, results of a recent study exploiting the genetic contribution to variation in milk consumption suggest that...

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy Could Lead To Acute Myeloid Leukemia In Children

May 5, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Association for Cancer Research ) Despite public health warnings, drinking is still high among pregnant women. AML risk increased 56 percent among children of those who drank alcohol.

Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Both Types Of ALS

May 5, 2010 9:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Northwestern University ) Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a link between sporadic and familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Researchers linked a...

UCLA Researchers Show How World's Smallest 'coffee Ring' May Help Biosensors Detect Disease

May 5, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of California - Los Angeles ) A research group led by Professor Chih-Ming Ho, a member of National Academy of Engineering, at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has found the definitive microscopic minimal threshold of coffee ring formation,...

First X-ray Laser's Early Success Brings Approval For Next-phase Facility

May 5, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ) The US Department of Energy has granted approval for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory -- home of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world's first hard X-ray laser -- to begin planning a second X-ray laser at the laboratory: LCLS-II.

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