( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Metal mirrors made with extremely high precision and exactly positioned are the key elements of modern telescopes. A new production technique enables complex optical surfaces to be manufactured with excellent trueness of shape and hitherto unattained...
( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Counterfeit products create losses in the billions each year. Beside the economic damages, all too often additional risks arise from the poor materials and shoddy workmanship of "knock-off artists." Yet with the aid of fluorescing dyes, materials can be...
Officials said the leak of a pair of chemicals from a rail car at a Dow Chemical plant in Louisville, Ky., has been stopped and area residents have been given clearance to go back outside.
If confirmed, Kagan would have to sit out review of racketeering lawsuit against cigarette makers, making it difficult for anti-tobacco advocates to find fifth vote to allow government to seek $280 billion of past profits.
Deputy head of China's food and drug regulator is being investigated and has been dismissed from his post, state news agency said, citing an anti-corruption agency.
Number of people who claimed workers' compensation for mental illnesses they suffered because of overwork or other work-related situations surged 22 percent.
Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act.
The group's goal is to limit malicious competition among online software and increase self oversight while increasing product openness.
ST. LOUIS (June 14, 2010) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it has added an acetochlor premix formulation for pre-emerge and post-emerge use in corn to its corn herbicide portfolio.&nbs
( DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory ) A team of scientists has fabricated thin films patterned with large arrays of superconducting nanowires and loops with variable electrical resistance in an external magnetic field. Such superconducting nanowires and nano-loops might eventually...
Three solid days of talks on feed-in tariffs, decoupling and demand-side management may not sound like exciting stuff to most people, but to certain a group of visitors from India, such topics could not be more welcome. This week, a 20-member delegation, including representatives of...
Three Congressmen have called for a FTC investigation of Google's discontinued practice of gathering data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks, but the search provider claims it broke no U.S. laws.
Scientists have found that tiny silver nanoparticles in rivers may not be as damaging to fish as previously thought. But there is still a lot to understand about nanoparticles before we can come up with standard tests to assess their toxic effects.
Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people's preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could alter vodka's perceived taste.
( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Research by a small group of microbiologists is revealing how marine microbes live in a mysterious area of the Earth: the realm just beneath the deep ocean floor. The ocean crust may be the largest biological reservoir on our planet.