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Recycling 'tiny Trash' -- Cigarette Butts

May 12, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) A new study suggests expanding community recycling programs beyond newspapers, beverage containers, and other traditional trash to include an unlikely new potential treasure: Cigarette butts. Terming this tiny trash "one of the most ubiquitous forms of...

Naval Research Laboratory Scientists Investigate Acoustics In Gulf Of Mexico

May 12, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Naval Research Laboratory ) Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, MS, and Washington, D.C., recently completed an investigation of the acoustic properties of the deep seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico.

Death Of A Star In 3 Dimensions

May 12, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching have for the first time managed to reproduce the asymmetries and fast-moving iron clumps of observed supernovae by complex computer simulations in all three dimensions. To this end they...

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Iowa State Engineers Design Power Structures That Help Keep The Lights On

May 12, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Iowa State University ) Iowa State University engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more...

Always Best Connected

May 12, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Design multimedia services and mobile cloud applications for smart phones and Tablet PCs. Fraunhofer FOKUS introduces the FUSECO Playground. The open testbed -- thus far unique worldwide -- enables research and development facilities to practically...

Oil Well's Blowout Preventer was Faulty

May 12, 2010 7:48 am | Comments

An investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system.

GM to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Infrastructure

May 12, 2010 7:35 am | Comments

The Gas Co. and General Motors Co. have teamed up on a pilot project to test hydrogen refueling technology for fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii.

FDA: Doctors Must Report Misleading Drug Ads

May 12, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Agency will begin asking doctors to watch for misleading drug ads in latest effort to police pharmaceutical industry's...

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N. Korea Claims Successful Nuclear Fusion Reaction

May 12, 2010 7:26 am | by KWANG-TAE KIM, Associated Press Writer | Comments

North Korea claimed Wednesday that its scientists succeeded in creating a nuclear fusion reaction, but experts doubted the isolated communist country actually had made the breakthrough in the elusive clean-energy technology.

Hydropower Plant Explosion Kills Two

May 12, 2010 7:14 am | Comments

Two people died and ten were wounded in a fire that broke out after an explosion at a hydropower plant in central Russia.

Gas Detection Meter Vital in Kleen Blast Investigation

May 12, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

A judge is restricting access to a gas detection meter recovered from the Kleen plant as the data contained in it could be key evidence in any civil lawsuits or criminal charges.

Boxley Buys 3 Concrete Plants

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Concrete maker has acquired two plants from P&T Concrete and one from W&S Concrete as it expands its territory in southwest Virginia.

Botox Maker Found Negligent In Oklahoma Case

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Oklahoma jury found the maker of Botox negligent and awarded $15 million to a doctor who says she suffered botulism after using the anti-wrinkle drug.

iPhone Maker Defends Labor Practices After 8th Suicide

May 12, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Foxconn Technology insisted treatment of workers is world class after an employee became its eighth Chinese worker to commit suicide this year.

U.S. Trade Deficit Rises To $40.4 Billion In March

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Commerce Department said trade deficit rose 2.5 percent to $40.4 billion in March, the biggest monthly trade deficit since December 2008.

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