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Beach umbrellas do not block out all solar radiation, study shows

July 20, 2010 9:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of researchers from Spain has found that 34% of ultraviolet radiation filters through under beach umbrellas. According to the study, umbrellas intercept the full direct flow that comes from the Sun, but not the diffused radiation that penetrates through from the sides.

Replacing Hydrogen In Fluorescent Dyes Improves Detection Ability, Stability And Shelf Life

July 20, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Georgia Institute of Technology Research News ) By swapping out a hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer...

Practice Makes Perfect? Consumers Overestimate Their Ability To Learn Prior To Purchase

July 20, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Chicago Press Journals ) Consumers give up on using products because they underestimate their learning abilities, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.


Whirlpool Project To Get Mich. Tax Incentives

July 20, 2010 8:25 am | by | Comments

Michigan Economic Growth Authority is expected to approve state tax incentives for a major building and consolidation project by Whirlpool in southwest Michigan.

China Denies Energy Consumption Report

July 20, 2010 8:25 am | by | Comments

International Energy Agency said China has overtaken the U.S. as?world's largest energy consumer,?but Beijing?immediately questioned the calculations.

Liverpool Scientists Construct Molecular 'knots'

July 20, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Liverpool ) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have constructed molecular "knots" with dimensions of around two nanometers -- around 30,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Hybrid Biometrics(TM) Solution Offers Choice of Fingerprint, Finger Vein, Palm Vein and Iris Recognition From a Single Biometric Software Integration

July 20, 2010 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

M2SYS Technology, a global biometrics research and development firm, announced today the release of its newest innovation --Hybrid Biometric Platform ( . Hybrid Biometric Platform is a client/server biometric recognition system that supports...

Harley-Davidson 2Q Income Soars

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Rebound at its financial services business and stabilizing sales sent Harley-Davidson's net income soaring in second quarter, but cautioned that market for its motorcycles will remain challenging.


BAE Systems Gets Howitzer Order

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

British defense contractor?says it has received an order for 93 M777 howitzers?-- military artillery that is currently used in combat in Afghanistan.

Briggs & Stratton Keeps Jobs In Kentucky

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Outdoor power equipment maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. is renovating its western Kentucky plant, keeping 640 jobs in Murray.

WTO Investigates U.S. Ban On Clove Cigarettes

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

World Trade Organization has launched?formal probe into whether U.S. tobacco control laws are illegally preventing imports of clove-flavored cigarettes from Indonesia.

Gerber Expanding Arkansas Plant

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Nestle Nutrition says it will spend $90 million to expand its Gerber baby food plant in Fort Smith and that it will add 50 jobs.

China dismisses IEA label as world's top energy user

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday disputed that it had surpassed the United States last year to become the world's largest energy user, and defended its efforts in boosting cleaner energy sources.

Oil drillers, users say world needs deepwater wells

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Energy chiefs defended deepwater oil as crucial to meeting future demand, saying on Tuesday that a prolonged U.S. drilling ban in response to the giant Gulf of Mexico spill could stoke costs and threaten security of supply.

FDA Accepts Historical Controls For Epilepsy Monotherapy Studies

July 20, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) New York University researchers revealed that data from previously completed withdrawal to monotherapy studies for antiepileptic drugs provide a valid control for future studies, obviating the need for placebo/pseudo-placebo trials to demonstrate the efficacy of...


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