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China speeds up resettlement in water mega-scheme

December 29, 2009 9:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will use stimulus spending to speed up shifting 330,000 people slated to be displaced for a vast water transfer project, accelerating work on the troubled scheme, an official newspaper said on Tuesday.

Molecular chaperone keeps bacterial proteins from slow-dancing to destruction

December 29, 2009 9:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Just like teenagers at a prom, proteins are tended by chaperones whose job it is to prevent unwanted interactions among immature clients. And at the molecular level, just as at the high school gym level, it's a job that usually requires a lot of energy.

Ladder-walking locusts show big brains aren't always best

December 29, 2009 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Cambridge ) Scientists have shown for the first time that insects, like mammals, use vision rather than touch to find footholds. They made the discovery thanks to high-speed video cameras -- technology the BBC uses to capture its stunning wildlife footage -- that they...

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Cockroaches offer inspiration for running robots

December 29, 2009 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Oregon State University ) The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel, and is providing researchers at Oregon State University with what they call "bioinspiration" in a quest to build the world's first...

Emerald BioStructures announces discovery of small molecule modulators of PDE4

December 29, 2009 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Inc. ) Emerald BioStructures announced today a publication in the Dec. 27, 2009, advance online issue of Nature Biotechnology, detailing the application of structure-based drug design to engineer new allosteric small molecule modulators of the...

Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture

December 29, 2009 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EDITOR'S NOTE: Once-curable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are coming back, as germs rapidly mutate to form aggressive strains that resist drugs. The reason: The misuse of the very drugs that were supposed to save us has built up drug resistance worldwide. Third in a five-part series.By...

Illinois commission OKs plan to buy wind power

December 29, 2009 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a plan that would allow the agency that buys electricity on behalf of utility customers to seek proposals for long-term wind-power contracts.The commission on Monday voted 3-1 to allow the Illinois Power Agency to negotiate the long-term deals with...

Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results

December 29, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Versus Technology, Inc. ("Versus" or the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: VSTI) announced revenues of $5,574,000 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2009, compared to revenues of $5,774,000 for fiscal year 2008. Revenues for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2009, were $1,669,000 compared to...

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Gauge and Instrument Protection

December 28, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Marquest Scientific’s gauge and instrument guards use s tainless steel reinforcements to prevent fracturing associated with mating metal to plastic threads.

PEEK-Bodied Disposable pH Sensors

December 28, 2009 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Invensys Operations Management's Foxboro® PH12 Series of disposable, 12-mm form factor pH sensors use the process industry's first polyetheretherketone bodied sensor.  

Compact Mineral Grinder

December 28, 2009 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Union Process' CL-5 stirred vertical ball mill can process 200-500 pounds of limestone per hour for flue gas desulphurization in power plants or other applications.  

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Four Killed at Osaka Flourine Plant Explosion

December 28, 2009 8:09 am | News | Comments

A blast at Morita Chemical Industries Co. in Osaka's Yodogawa Ward occurred when workers were cutting away the top of a chemical tank as part of efforts to clean it.

DuPont Seeks to Move Chemical Leak Trial After Bad Publicity

December 28, 2009 7:56 am | News | Comments

Bad publicity has prompted chemical giant DuPont to ask a federal judge to move a second trial stemming from a 2004 sulfur trioxide release.

Multi-Purpose & Multi-Output Inclinometers

December 23, 2009 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRABA - POSITAL's ACCELENS inclinometers are f actory calibrated to ensure accuracy and linearity of ±0.15º over their entire range.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Named 2009 wirelessHART Plant of the Year

December 23, 2009 9:23 am | News | Comments

The HART Communication Foundation has selected the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation ethylene plant located in Kashima, Japan, as recipient of the 2009 HART Plant of the Year Award.

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