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Sleep May Help You Become A 'Guitar Hero'

June 8, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) The improvement in performance accuracy on "Guitar Hero III" was greater after a night of sleep than after a similar length of daytime wakefulness. At acquisition participants played about 61 percent of the notes correctly. Performance accuracy...

'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma

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

Researchers report developing a "nanocoax" technology that can support a highly efficient thin film solar cells. The nanocoax structures prove to be thick enough to absorb a sufficient amount of light, yet thin enough to extract current with increased efficiency.

Artificial aurora created to help predict space weather

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

For more than 25 years, our understanding of terrestrial space weather has been partly based on incorrect assumptions about how nitrogen, the most abundant gas in our atmosphere, reacts when it collides with electrons produced by energetic ultraviolet sunlight and solar wind. Now...

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BP siphons off more oil

June 8, 2010 7:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it was capturing more oil from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well while U.S. scientists tried to figure out just how much crude was still pouring out.

Economist says oil spill helps renewable fuels

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

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Renewable fuels like corn-based ethanol will get a boost as the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico feeds worries by Americans about long-term dependence on oil, a top U.S. private agricultural economist said on Tuesday.

Vacuum cleaner sucks up strokes

June 8, 2010 3:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A clot vacuum cleaner that sucks out stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain may sound like science fiction. But this potentially paradigm-shifting procedure may successfully salvage brain cells for more than just the first three hours following a major stroke, with...

Radioactive optical imaging and 'quantum dot' nano-imaging at the forefront of molecular medicine

June 8, 2010 3:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have presented the results of a multidisciplinary study involving the capture of radiation luminescence and radioactive-excited nanoparticles to help detect subtle signs of disease. Currently, nuclear medicine agents and imaging technology image the behavior of particles at...

NASA's FASTSAT Satellite Readies For Shipment To Alaska

June 8, 2010 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) NASA has successfully completed a comprehensive pre-shipment review of the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, a small, microsatellite class spacecraft bus that will carry six experiment payloads to low-Earth orbit.

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The (Almost) Perfect Game

June 8, 2010 1:40 pm | Blogs | Comments

It’s moments like these where I’m glad that my day-to-day decision-making isn’t subject to a slow motion replay in front of millions of angry viewers.

BP: will donate oil proceeds to wildlife rehab

June 8, 2010 1:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc on Tuesday said it will donate net revenues from oil recovered from its stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well to restore wildlife habitats in the Gulf Coast.

Verizon Touts Its Smartphones Against iPhone Buzz

June 8, 2010 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

A video promoting Verizon's variety of smartphones and mobile operating systems was released a few hours before Apple's unveiling of the latest iPhone.

Low Power Gas Detection

June 8, 2010 1:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Detcon's new Model DM-100 SmartWireless™ gas detection sensors are low power devices designed to detect and continuously monitor a wide range of toxic gases.

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Welded Pipe & Tube Products

June 8, 2010 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Penn Stainless Products now offers non-standard welded tubular items in stainless, duplex, nickel, 6-moly and chrome moly materials.

BP siphons off more oil from well

June 8, 2010 12:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it had sharply increased the amount of oil it was capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but U.S. officials are still trying to figure out how much crude is actually gushing out.

Indiana Popcorn Company to Supply Chinese Theaters

June 8, 2010 11:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Weaver Popcorn's chief operating officer Will Weaver traveled to China to sign the deal to provide popcorn to Chinese movie theater company Stellar Cinema.

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