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Ex-Union Carbide officials sentenced over Bhopal leak

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A court on Monday convicted seven Indian former employees of U.S. chemical firm Union Carbide of negligence and sentenced them to two years in jail for the world's worst industrial accident that killed thousands in 1984.

BP plans to capture 20,000 bpd from leaking well

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc plans to double the amount of oil it is capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well to 20,000 barrels per day, the U.S. Coast Guard admiral leading the government relief effort said on Monday.

Aliph® Reduces Plastic Requirements for New Jawbone® ICON™ Package by Two-Thirds

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Eastman | News | Comments

Aliph®, a creator of innovative personal technology products, has introduced the Jawbone® ICON™ Bluetooth® headset with redesigned packaging made with Eastar™ copolyester.


Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Announces Request for Proposal

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Weyerhaeuser | News | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation is seeking funding opportunities to support strong programs that provide affordable housing and shelter to families in Weyerhaeuser’s Headquarters communities in King and Pierce County, Washington – Application Deadline: September 1, 2010. ...

Phase III study showed Avastin-based regimen helped women with advanced ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche today announced results from a Phase III study of Avastin (bevacizumab) that showed women with previously untreated advanced ovarian cancer who received Avastin in combination with chemotherapy, followed by the continuation of Avastin alone, had a 39 percent improvement in the...

Brand Preference May Be In The Drink, Not In The Head

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) 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...

Crash Helmet With A Useful Smell

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Cycle helmets are available in a wide range of types, including foldable models, models fitted with a flashing rear light or featuring an iPhone display. In the future, they will start to smell distinctively if they need to be replaced. A new process...

Detecting Tumors Faster

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) To diagnose cancer reliably, doctors usually conduct a biopsy including tissue analysis -- which is a time-consuming process. A microscopic image sensor, fitted in an endoscope, is being developed for in vivo cancer diagnosis, to speed up the detection of tumors.


A Study Lays The Foundations For Tomographics Applied To The Quantum World

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid have proven the validity of tomographic representation of quantum states, which can help quantum technologies transmit information more safely and efficiently.

EERA Launches First Joint European Research Programs For Sustainable Energy

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark ) Ten major research institutions in Europe, including Risoe DTU, decided 18 months ago to enter into formalized cooperation on the development of sustainable energy technologies and, at a...

The Earth And Moon Formed Later Than Previously Thought

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Copenhagen ) The Earth and moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now it was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old or approximately 4,537 million years ago. But new...

Taking The Guesswork Out Of Soil Classification

June 7, 2010 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Missouri-Columbia ) A University of Missouri doctoral student has developed a technique that uses digital imaging of soil samples to take some of the guesswork out of wetland identification.

Forget noisy blimps… say hello to the Airfish

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Quieter, cleaner, fish-mimicking airships could swim over a crowd's heads to capture aerial shots of outdoor music gigs or sports events

Sowing seeds with new agricultural carbon accounting tool

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Carbon dioxide emissions from agricultural activity in the United States can now be tracked with unprecedented resolution, thanks to a recently developed carbon accounting tool.

Taiwan outlying islands to lead emissions cut effort

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan aims to transform several of its outlying islands into models of green energy production as part of a 10-year effort to cut its overall greenhouse gas emissions, the government said on Monday.


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