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Scientists map changes in science and beyond

January 28, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Public Library of Science ) How has the structure of scientific research changed over the past decade? A team of researchers from Umea University, Sweden, and the University of Washington aims to answer this question and others in a study published on January 27 in the online,...

Homeland security science and technology university network summit

January 28, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) The Department of Homeland Security's research arm, the Science & Technology Directorate, invites you to the fourth annual DHS University Network Summit sponsored by S&T's Office of University Programs, March 10-12 at...

Potential new target for drugs to treat iron deficiency and overload discovered

January 28, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Medical College of Georgia ) The discovery of a major player in the body's regulation of iron levels should provide a new target for drugs that prevent common iron deficiency as well as rare, potentially deadly iron overload, researchers said.

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Oncor senior VP to discuss his company's smart grid initiative at IEEE Green Technology Conference

January 28, 2010 4:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) Oncor Senior Vice President Jim Greer will be a keynote speaker at the second annual IEEE Green Technology Conference, April 15-16, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. He will discuss his company's Smart Grid initiative, which is...

Oslo reiterates pledge of at least 30 pct CO2 cut

January 28, 2010 1:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway reaffirmed on Thursday a unilateral pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent by 2020 as part of international efforts to combat global warming.

Research on global 'sun block' needed now, experts argue

January 27, 2010 9:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Internationally coordinated research and field-testing on "geoengineering" the planet's atmosphere to limit risk of climate change should begin soon along with building international governance, scientists argue.

Wireless optical transmission key to secure, safe and rapid indoor communications

January 27, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Light is better than radio waves when it comes to some wireless communications, according to a group of engineers. Optical communications systems could provide faster, more secure communications with wider bandwidth and would be suitable for restricted areas like hospitals, aircraft and...

Blood test can predict rheumatoid arthritis before symptoms arise

January 27, 2010 7:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) Researchers from University Hospital in Umea, Sweden, have identified several cytokines, cytokine-related factors, and chemokines that increase significantly prior to rheumatoid arthritis disease onset. These findings confirm those of earlier studies which suggest...

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Obama Pushes for Climate Bill, Avoids 'Cap-and-Trade'

January 27, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech that he wants to advance a climate bill that has been stalled in the U.S. Senate, but he did not say it had to include a cap-and-trade.

Australia "faces worse bushfires without CO2 deal"

January 27, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a possible 300 percent increase in extreme bushfires by 2050 unless world leaders can agree to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, a new report said on Thursday.

American VCs unfazed by China cleantech: Reuters survey

January 27, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fears the United States will lose a battle with China to create clean technology for a climate-changing world don't fly with Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

Is clean tech China's moon shot?

January 27, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - So far, wind turbines are not Sputnik. But one day they could be.

Tri-Cities economy growing beyond Hanford

January 27, 2010 1:26 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A diversified Tri-Cities economy that's increasingly independent of Hanford spending has grown with 30 percent more jobs and 50 percent more income for local residents in recent years, according to a new economic analysis from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National...

U.S. climate bill possible this year: Sen. Graham

January 27, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators on Wednesday renewed their commitment to passing a climate change law backed by President Barack Obama, saying they would continue to seek a compromise cap-and-trade bill this year.

MSI Launches Atom N450 Netbook

January 27, 2010 12:26 pm | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The Wind U135 is powered by Intel's 1.66-GHz "Pine Trail" processor, which enables manufacturers to build smaller, more energy efficient netbooks.

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