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Japan says still hopeful for global climate deal

January 27, 2010 4:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday reaching a legally binding climate agreement in Mexico by the end of the year could be tough given uncertainties over the fate of U.S. legislation but it had not lost hope for a global deal.

NTU, Rice establish infodynamics institute

January 27, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Nanyang Technological University and Rice University, a leading United States research university, today agreed to jointly establish the Institute of Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics in Singapore. Led by NTU, the multidisciplinary bi-national...

Solutions to climate change: Using trees and grasses to capture carbon and produce energy

January 27, 2010 4:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Southampton ) A unique £1.1 million ($1.8 million) research project is investigating how coppiced trees and grass crops can be used both to generate renewable energy and to trap carbon in the soil over the long term.

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Engineer's passion for teaching earns Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Romesh C. Batra, Virginia Tech professor of engineering science and mechanics, is a 2010 recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion, an energy company based in Richmond, Va.

Australia opposition eyeing voluntary CO2 cuts plan

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE/CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's main opposition coalition, which has repeatedly blocked attempts to pass carbon trading laws, is eyeing a voluntary scheme based on buying up cheap offsets as a way to break the deadlock.

Climate control supporters focus on job creation

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The four-letter word that will dominate President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday -- jobs -- could be the savior for faltering climate control legislation, or at least that's environmentalists' latest hope.

Profibus conference features hands-on workshops

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

Profibus UK has announced that the 7th annual Profibus and Profinet User Conference will take place on 29-30 June 2010 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.

ISA announces industrial safety symposium

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that the 2010 Industrial Automation Safety and Security and Symposium will take place on 28-29 April in New Orleans.

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Psychodynamic psychotherapy brings lasting benefits, new study finds

January 26, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments, and the benefits of the therapy grow after treatment has ended, according to new research.

Venus flytrap for nuclear waste: New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-up

January 26, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Like a Venus flytrap, a new material permanently traps only its desired prey, the radioactive ion cesium, and not harmless sodium ions. The material can remove 100 percent of the cesium -- found in nuclear waste but very difficult to clean up -- from a sodium-heavy solution. It is cesium...

Computer mimics nature by watching TV

January 26, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Computer scientists in the UK have developed a new way of making life-like animations of trees using video footage of the real thing.

Engineered metamaterials enable remarkably small antennas

January 26, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) In an advance that might interest Q-Branch NIST and partners from industry and academia have designed and tested experimental antennas that are highly efficient and yet a fraction of the size of standard antenna systems with...

Trapped Mars rover's driving days are over

January 26, 2010 1:26 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

After months of trying to extricate the Spirit rover from a sand trap, NASA believes the attempt is hopeless – but the robot's useful life may not be over

SDSC joins other UC San Diego departments, LLNL in oncology collaboration

January 26, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Diego ) Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego have joined forces with the Department of Radiation Oncology in the university's School of Medicine, its Department of Mathematics, and the DOE/Lawrence Livermore...

NIST releases final report on Cowboys facility collapse

January 26, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) NIST has released its final report on the May 2, 2009, collapse during a severe thunderstorm of the fabric-covered, steel frame practice facility owned by the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys.

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