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Novel nanotechnology heals abscesses caused by resistant staph bacteria

December 22, 2009 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Albert Einstein College of Medicine ) Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a new approach for treating and healing skin abscesses caused by bacteria resistant to most antibiotics. The study appears in the journal PLoS One.

The Bladeless Fan

December 22, 2009 11:30 am | Videos | Comments

Sir James Dyson explains how his bladeless fan works.


Sarkozy wants global carbon talks in Paris: groups

December 22, 2009 11:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to hold international talks in Paris next year to seek agreement on carbon emission cuts following the Copenhagen climate conference, environmental groups said on Tuesday.


The World's Smallest Snowman

December 22, 2009 11:26 am | Videos | Comments

Measuring 10 micrometers across, the world's smallest snowman is one-fifth the width of a human hair.

Huge Injection-Molding Machine Installation

December 22, 2009 11:22 am | Videos | Comments

The 225,000 pound hydraulic toggle injection molding system is one of the biggest machines of its kind in the U.S.

Why All the NASA Hate?

December 22, 2009 10:25 am | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation | Blogs | Comments

A colleague of mine wrote a column a while ago titled, “We Landed On The Moon, Big Deal.” There’s no mincing words here; it’s easy enough to tell what his stance on NASA is.

RI picks Chevron for Narragansett wind project

December 22, 2009 10:12 am | by ERIC TUCKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Rhode Island has selected Chevron Energy Solutions to develop and maintain several onshore wind turbines in the coastal town of Narragansett, Gov. Don Carcieri announced Tuesday.Chevron's proposal beat out bids from three other firms. It plans to finance the site work and turbine construction...

HP Probes 'Racist' Webcam Claim

December 22, 2009 9:26 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

YouTube video appears to show company's facial recognition technology only works with white people.


EU carbon prices close 2 percent higher

December 22, 2009 8:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Prices for European carbon emissions futures on Tuesday clawed back a little of Monday's 9 percent falls, as bearish sentiment waned over a watered-down deal at the U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. EU Allowances for December 2010 delivery closed 2.01 percent higher at...

Australia backs carbon plan, early poll chances cool

December 22, 2009 8:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia promised to press on with its carbon trade plan on Tuesday despite the U.N. climate summit's failure to set emissions targets, but the Copenhagen outcome has cooled chances an early election on climate policy.

Efficient new wireless system developed by SU scientist can save 10 percent of bandwidth

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Syracuse University ) A Syracuse University scientist has invented a new technology for handling wireless traffic that significantly reduces bandwidth use. The impact on wireless companies could be a dramatic gain of up to10 percent in bandwidth.

How do you improve mammogram accuracy? Add noise

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Syracuse University ) Members of a Syracuse University research team have shown that an obscure phenomenon called stochastic resonance can improve the clarity of signals in systems such as radar, sonar and even radiography, used in medical clinics to detect signs of breast cancer.

Meru Networks Files For IPO

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions provider primarily serves the enterprise wireless market.

Rutgers receives national funding toward $17.9 million bridge technology project

December 22, 2009 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Rutgers University ) The Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation has been awarded US Commerce Department funding toward a $17.9 million project aimed at improving bridge maintenance and safety. Funding from Commerce's National Institute of Standards and...

Ballard offloads stake in auto fuel cell venture

December 22, 2009 7:23 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Shares in Ballard Power Systems rose more than 7 percent on Tuesday morning after the fuel cell maker agreed to offload its stake in a fuel cell research group for about C$44.5 million.


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