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New Study Examines Use Of Social Media In The Classroom

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Rochester Institute of Technology ) A recent study by the Lab for Social Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the use of social media in classroom settings has little effect on building connections or social capital among students.

UH Engineers To Improve Test For Cardiovascular Disease

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Houston ) Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip. VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped develop,...

Preventing Blindness Focus Of ORNL Technology, AMDx

May 5, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Automated Medical Diagnostics, a startup company based in Memphis, envisions its product helping to preserve the sight of millions of people at risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.


White House: Would back big rise in oil rig liability

May 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House would back "significantly lifting" a $75 million cap on companies responsible for oil spills, spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday.

U.S. targets invading carp with poison, nets, shocks

May 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Looking for Asian carp that could pose a dire threat to billion-dollar Great Lakes fisheries, U.S. authorities announced plans on Wednesday to poison, net and shock any invaders in Chicago-area rivers.

Giant dome, fires aimed at huge U.S. oil spill

May 5, 2010 4:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Workers toiled above and below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday to plug a gushing oil leak and protect the U.S. shoreline in one of the biggest spill containment efforts ever mounted.

How dark chocolate may guard against brain injury from stroke

May 5, 2010 3:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.

Ind. Barge Builders Return To Work After Strike

May 5, 2010 1:27 pm | by | News | Comments

Days after ending their monthlong strike, about 600 Jeffboat workers are back on the job at the barge builder's southern Indiana manufacturing plant.


Automodular Posts 1Q Loss After GM Cancels Contracts

May 5, 2010 1:27 pm | by | News | Comments

Supplier of auto parts and assembly line services reported a first-quarter $200,000 net loss, dragged down by impact of General Motors cancelling its contracts.

AB InBev Expects Flat Year For Beer

May 5, 2010 1:27 pm | by | News | Comments

World's largest brewer and maker of Budweiser said its first quarter profit fell 34 percent to $475 million as global beer sales remained stagnant and were not forecast to rebound in 2010.

Molson Coors To Spend $40M On Joint Venture In China

May 5, 2010 1:27 pm | by | News | Comments

Brewer to pay $40 million for a majority, controlling interest in Hebei Si'hai Beer Company in China, a move to expand distribution of?Molson's flagship Coors Light brand.

U.S. House Approves Trade Breaks For Haiti Textiles

May 5, 2010 1:27 pm | by | News | Comments

House lawmakers approved trade breaks for Haiti's textile industry, the latest of several actions aimed at helping the hemisphere's poorest...

Irish airports to re-open from early Thursday

May 5, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will re-open its airports from 0300 GMT after the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) imposed restrictions on all flights in and out of the country due to risk of abrasive volcanic ash from Iceland damaging aircraft.

Web 2.0: Internet Explorer 6 Deathwatch

May 5, 2010 1:25 pm | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Before the future Web can thrive, Internet Explorer 6 must pass away.

Pollution Causes Male Fish to Carry Eggs

May 5, 2010 12:48 pm | Videos | Comments

Male bass fish in Washington D.C.'s major river are now exhibiting female traits such as egg production because of medications and other pollutants in wastewater and agricultural runoff.



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