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Robotics Entrepreneur Rodney Brooks to Receive SME's Highest Honor

May 5, 2010 7:23 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 4, 2010 — Robots used for both business and consumers aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore thanks to the contributions of Rodney Brooks, PhD. Brooks is a robotics entrepreneur, founder, chairman and chief technology officer of Heartland Robotics Inc.,...

FDA Finds Bacteria in Recalled J & J Children's Meds

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to an FDA report.

Retail Data Shows Consumers 'Took A Breather' In April

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Analyst says ?consumers took a breather? in April compared with February and March, but the figures don?t signal a pullback in the recovery.

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IDC: Chip Revenue Fell 9 Percent Last Year

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

New study from International Data Corp. shows worldwide semiconductor revenue fell 9 percent to $225.1 billion in 2009.

GM Appoints New U.S. Marketing Chief In Latest Shakeup

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors is replacing its newly named marketing chief with the former head of marketing at Hyundai Motor America, the latest shakeup at the automaker.

Ford To Reach Goal Of Doubling Flex-Fuel Cars

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

In 2006, Ford made 185,000 vehicles that could run on E-85 ethanol and gasoline and pledged to double that number by 2010 and says it will meet its goal.

BP oil spill could happen anywhere: Norway

May 5, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - An oil spill similar to the one in the Gulf Mexico could easily happen in Norway, said the country's environment minister, while Statoil's chief said the Nordic oil nation could learn lessons from the accident.

Oil spill costs mount for U.S. economy, companies

May 5, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The oil gushing unchecked from an undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico could permanently scar coastal lands and bring down some of the energy companies tied to the accident if efforts to control the spill are unsuccessful, experts said on Tuesday.

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Monsanto's Enhanced Product Strategy Creates Momentum; Industry-Leading Products Poised to Deliver for Farmers, Company

May 5, 2010 4:26 am | by Monsanto | Comments

New Approach Expected to Bring Positive Mix Effect, Increasing Profit and Margins in U.S. Branded Corn

EU carbon falls further on oil, power, euro worry

May 5, 2010 1:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices continued to slide on Wednesday, dropping nearly 2 percent as lower oil and German power prices coupled with investor worries about the euro weighed on EU emissions permit futures, traders said.

New And Improved Gluten-free Foods Developed For Patients With Celiac Disease

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) A wide range of gluten-free cereals have been studies in detail as part of the HEALTHGRAIN project of the European Union, and their impact on product quality has been assessed. Enzyme technology, bioprocessing as well as high-pressure...

Creating New Healthy Ingredients By Innovative Milling Techniques And Processes For Cereal Grains

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) Bioactive compounds of cereals are concentrated in the peripheral layers of the grains (bran) but most of them have a low bio-accessibility. In the HEALTHGRAIN project of the EU, new tools for process monitoring were developed that support...

Rye And Barley Products Facilitate Blood Glucose And Appetite Regulation

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) Evidence from observational studies indicates that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome, e.g. type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The mechanisms involved are only...

Bioprocessed Bran for Healthier Bread

May 4, 2010 11:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

Studies show that a combination of enzymes and fermentation modifies bran structure and changes the bioavailability of the healthy compounds.

Purple bacteria best for harvesting solar energy

May 4, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. A physicist thinks its cellular arrangement could be adapted for use in solar panels and other energy conversion devices to offer a more efficient way to garner energy from the sun.

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