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Food Safety in a Can

July 8, 2010 6:33 am | Videos | Comments

How workers at the biggest Heinz baked beans factory in the world ensure a safe shelf life for the 5 million cans that are produced there every day.


Environmental Groups to Sue Exxon Mobil

July 8, 2010 6:26 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Environmental groups claim Exxon Mobil's Baytown, Texas refinery violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years, releasing 10 million pounds of illegal pollution including cancer-causing toxins.

2 Washington Journalists Receive IEEE-USA Engineering Journalism Awards

July 8, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA honored two Washington journalists Wednesday who have added to greater public understanding of the contributions of engineers and computer professionals to society.


BP's Relief Well So Close, Yet So Far

July 8, 2010 5:52 am | Videos | Comments

The relief well is within 20 feet of the blown out well bore, but the intricate nature of the operation means it could still be many weeks before the oil leak is stopped.


Japan asks firms to find clean tech projects abroad

July 8, 2010 3:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is forging ahead with developing an alternative to the U.N.'s complex carbon market, recruiting firms to study the viability of investing in bilateral emissions cutting projects abroad.

BP dampens hope of early leak fix

July 8, 2010 3:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BP dampened hopes that it could plug its leaking Gulf of Mexico well sooner than forecast on Thursday, while a battle between the U.S. government and the oil industry over a deepwater drilling ban heads to court.

US cellphone expansion could deafen radio astronomers

July 8, 2010 3:24 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

A plan to expand the wireless spectrum could pull the curtains further over radio astronomers' window on the sky

Bluetooth 4 Spec Cuts Power Consumption

July 8, 2010 3:24 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The approved wireless networking specification will allow devices to transmit low-energy, short data packets at 1 Mb per second.


Birds strengthen social bonds when they sense trouble

July 8, 2010 2:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Maori warriors use the haka to bond before battle. Now it seems that birds also demonstrate bonding behaviour when they think there might be trouble with the neighbours. Green woodhoopoes strengthen bonds when they are on the edge of their territory, where conflicts are more likely.

First PCV-2 / Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccine combination registered in the European Union

July 8, 2010 1:25 am | by Boehringer Ingelheim | News | Comments

Ingelheim, Germany, 8 July 2010 - The EU Commission has approved the simultaneous use of the pig vaccines Ingelvac CircoFLEX® and Ingelvac MycoFLEX® in the Europea

Where next for climate policy in Australia?

July 7, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia faces an election within months and new Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she will announce additional steps on fighting climate change before the poll.

Fish Oil May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer

July 7, 2010 8:28 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Association for Cancer Research ) A recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to the growing evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing chronic disease.

Newborn stars discovered in dark cosmic cloud

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A wave of massive star formation appears to have begun within a mysterious dark cloud in the Milky Way. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a secluded birthplace for stars within a wispy, dark cloud in a region of the galaxy named M17. The new research could shed light on the...

Energy yield of ‘cheap’ solar panels raised from 7 to 9 percent

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how the energy yield of relatively cheap solar panels, made of amorphous silicon, can be considerably raised: from around 7 percent to 9 percent.

Black hole blows big bubble

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Combining observations made with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. This object, also known as a microquasar, blows a huge bubble of hot...


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