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Maiden voyage for first true space sail

May 12, 2010 8:25 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Next week Japan hopes to demonstrate the first sail to harness the sun for propulsion through space

Venus orbiter to fly close to super-rotating wind

May 12, 2010 8:25 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Japan will send its first spacecraft to another planet next week, to explore why winds race round Venus at such huge speeds

New water-splitting catalyst: Researchers expand list of potential electrode materials that could be used to store energy

May 12, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have found yet another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials, that can efficiently catalyze the splitting of water molecules using electricity. This could ultimately form the basis for new storage systems that would allow buildings to be completely...


Rare toxic algae identified

May 12, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists have identified an unusual species of pathogenic algae that causes human skin infections. The finding should improve our understanding of how rare species of algae are sometimes able to cause serious disease in humans and animals.

Keithley to broadcast webinar about Flash testing

May 12, 2010 7:26 pm | by Processingtalk | News | Comments

Keithley Instruments, a provider of advanced electrical test instruments and systems, will broadcast a free, web-based seminar, entitled 'New Methods for Testing Flash Memory' on 20 May 2010.

Congress quizzes oil executives

May 12, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON/PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Wednesday pressed oil executives about flaws in an important safety device on a blown-out Gulf of Mexico well as BP pushed another effort to control a huge oil spill that threatens an environmental disaster.

Mexico eyes up to 10 new nuclear plants by 2028

May 12, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - Mexico may build up to 10 new nuclear power stations by 2028 under one scenario being evaluated by the state electricity monopoly, the company said in a presentation on Wednesday.

U.S. lags China on climate change: Europe climate chief

May 12, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States' future as a global economic power depends on what it does to fight global warming and it is lagging behind other countries like China, Europe's climate chief said on Wednesday.


Honeywell Acquires Demand Response and Smart Grid Leader Akuacom

May 12, 2010 2:25 pm | by Honeywell International | News | Comments

Acquisition Enables Broad Deployment of Commercial Demand Response, Adds to Honeywell’s Smart Grid Technology and Expertise MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the acquisition of San Rafael, Calif.-based Akuacom, a leader in automated demand response...

NIST Releases Successor To Venerable Handbook Of Math Functions

May 12, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) NIST has released the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) and its printed companion, the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, the much-anticipated successors to the agency's most widely cited publication of all time.

Top 10 Things Overhead at BP HQ

May 12, 2010 1:35 pm | Videos | Comments

"Tell everyone it's our free oil giveaway bonanza."


Countries pledge record $4.25 billion for environment

May 12, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donor countries on Wednesday pledged a record $4.25 billion over the next four years for the Global Environment Facility, the world's largest public green fund that helps developing countries tackle climate change.

Kerry unveils climate bill

May 12, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John Kerry ratcheted up the fight to pass legislation to combat global warming on Wednesday, unveiling a bill as the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster complicates the measure's already slim chances of passage.

Carnegie Mellon's Onur Mutlu Receives Outstanding Award

May 12, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Carnegie Mellon's Onur Mutlu received a five year, $549,306 grant from the National Science Foundation to research technologies and algorithms for creating scalable, high-performance, and quality-of-service memory systems for multi-core purposes.

U Of I Partners In Rebuilding Top University In Sierra Leone

May 12, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences ) On May 6, University of Illinois officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Njala University of the West African country of Sierra Leone to partner in the rebuilding of the university it...


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