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U.S. wary of nuclear blast to stop Gulf oil leak

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The official in charge of managing the U.S. response to the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday downplayed the possibility of using a nuclear or other explosive device to try to seal off the well.

Environmental funds battled BP for years

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - Even before BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began in April, the company was losing its sterling reputation with fund managers focused on the environment.

BP cuts ruptured oil pipe

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP inched ahead on Thursday with a painstaking attempt to cap its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and to safely siphon off some of the billowing crude in a high-stakes bid to curtail the 45-day-old deep-sea gusher


Physicists And Medics Set Out Strategy On Physics For Health

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( CERN ) Following a workshop hosted by the CERN European particle physics laboratory in February, doctors and physicists today published a strategy for harnessing physics for health. Techniques developed for physics research have a long history of application in medicine. Today's...

A Community-centric Approach To Automated Service Composition

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Science in China Press ) The Key Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies, Ministry of Education, in Beijing, China-Research, has shown that the emerging service based software development paradigm with community-of-interest as well as the infrastructural mechanisms.

Joint Source-channel Encoding/decoding Techniques For Reliable Communications

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Science in China Press ) Joint source-channel coding/decoding (JSCC/JSCD) techniques have become state-of-the-art and one of the challenging research subjects in the spatial communication area. This paper addresses the basic principles of joint source-channel optimal design and...

How to Control Fugitive Emissions from Ball Valves

June 3, 2010 1:58 pm | by Michael Adkins and Pete Ehlers | Articles | Comments

For a plant with 50,000 fittings, the average annual economic loss due to leakage from fittings alone is estimated at more than $25,000.


Shipping Containers for Hot & Cool Hazardous Materials

June 3, 2010 1:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Klinge Corp. offers a range of container refrigeration and heating systems, as well as containers for hazardous materials transport.


Dell, Practice Fusion Offer EMRs For Small Practices

June 3, 2010 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The software-as-a-service aims to help smaller medical offices overcome steep barriers to electronic medical record system adoption.

Conveyor Moves in Three Directions

June 3, 2010 1:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Elecon™ multi-axis bucket conveyor and elevator system from Gough Econ uses cantilevered buckets that move vertically, horizontally and can turn any direction up to 90°.


Palletizer Moves 30 Cases per Minute

June 3, 2010 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intelligrated ® 's Alvey GS100 family of palletizers feature a compact, modular design with small footprint.


Pioneer Power To Enter Wind Turbine Market

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Manufacturer of transformers for electrical utility, industrial and commercial markets bought?assets of AAER Inc. for $450,000 in move to enter the wind turbine sector.

New Jobless Claims Drop For Second Week

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by | News | Comments

First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell for the second straight week, but claims still remain at elevated levels.

GM: Cruze Costs More But Has More

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Chevy Cruze, GM's new entry in compact car market, will have price of almost $17,000 but GM said it will have more standard features than its main competitors.

Congress Probes New Recall Tied To J & J Plant

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Congressional committee is asking questions about a recall of PediaCare children's medicines linked to Johnson & Johnson...


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