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Ames Laboratory Wins R & D 100 Award For 3-D Virtual Simulation Software

July 9, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/Ames Laboratory ) The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has won a 2010 R&D 100 Award. Ames Laboratory was recognized for osgBullet, a software package that creates 3-D, real-time computer simulations that can help engineers design complex systems ranging from...

Income Of Electrotechnology, IT Professionals Shows Twofold Percentage Increase

July 9, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) Median income for electrotechnology and information technology professionals showed a twofold percentage increase from the previous year, according to the latest IEEE-USA Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey.

Flemish Researchers Provide The First Experimental Evidence Of Dynamic Allostery In Protein Regulation

July 9, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) ) The brand-new Jean Jeener Bio-NMR Center at the VIB Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has already played a role in a scientific breakthrough that made it into the leading science journal...


EPA: Gulf Air Poses a Moderate Health Risk

July 9, 2010 6:14 am | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency says the air in some places along the Louisiana coast poses a health risk to vulnerable people.

Leftover Melamine-Tainted Milk Resurfaces in Three Chinese Provinces

July 9, 2010 6:10 am | News | Comments

Chinese officials have found large batches of milk powder laced with a deadly industrial chemical in at least three provinces that was apparently left over from a milk scandal in 2008.

J & J Sales Plunge as New Drug Recall Announced

July 9, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

Sales of Johnson & Johnson pain relievers are collapsing as a string of recalls appears to have made consumers wary of once-sterling brands such as Tylenol and Benadryl.

We Created a Culture of Job Insecurity

July 9, 2010 5:28 am | Blogs | Comments

As manufacturing continues to decline, so does our ability to innovate. In the long term this means fewer well paid jobs, lower productivity, declining wages, declining living standards and low economic growth.

'Smart' Blending Improves Consistency

July 9, 2010 5:17 am | Articles | Comments

As the demand grows for ready-made foods, processors are finding more efficient ways to improve product consistency while gaining an edge on recipe variations.


Yingli Green unit inks credit deal for up to $5.3 billion

July 9, 2010 4:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Chinese solar energy company Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd said its unit has agreed with China Development Bank (CDB) for credit facilities up to RMB 36 billion ($5.31 billion) for photovoltaic investments.

Dating Egyptian pharaohs

July 9, 2010 2:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Egyptologists can recite the list of Egyptian pharaohs by heart, but they have found it difficult to pin the sequence of reigns to a precise calendar. Now scientists have perfected a radiocarbon dating method to constrain the history of Ancient Egypt to precise dates.

WWEM 2010 event to feature gas detection zone

July 8, 2010 7:24 pm | by Processingtalk | News | Comments

This year's WWEM environmental monitoring conference and exhibition, primarily targeted at the water sector, is set to feature a new gas detection zone.

Adding nutrients to oceans could enhance transfer of carbon dioxide from atmosphere to deep ocean

July 8, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Adding nutrients to the sea could decrease viral infection rates among phytoplankton and enhance the efficiency of the biological pump, a means by which carbon is transferred from the atmosphere to the deep ocean, according to a new mathematical modeling study. The findings have...

Court refuses stay on deepwater drilling

July 8, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court dealt the Obama administration a setback on Thursday when it refused to halt deepwater oil drilling, but analysts said they did not expect companies to begin operations soon.

Prospects for finding new Earths boosted by brand new planet-finding technique

July 8, 2010 4:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Astronomers from Germany, Bulgaria and Poland have used a completely new technique to find an exotic extrasolar planet. The same approach is sensitive enough to find planets as small as the Earth in orbit around other stars. The group used Transit Timing Variation to detect a planet with...

How fast can microbes break down oil washed onto Gulf beaches?

July 8, 2010 2:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A new study is investigating how quickly the Deepwater Horizon oil carried into Gulf of Mexico beach sands is being degraded by the sands' natural microbial communities, and whether native oil-eating bacteria that wash ashore with the crude are helping or hindering that process.


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