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Venetian blinds can cause accidental strangulation

June 29, 2010 6:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A pediatrician is calling for Venetian blinds to be redesigned to safeguard babies and toddlers from accidentally being strangled to death by the looped cords.

Zapping Titan-like atmosphere with UV rays creates life precursors

June 29, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The first experimental evidence showing how atmospheric nitrogen can be incorporated into organic macromolecules is being reported by researchers. The finding indicates what organic molecules might be found on Titan, the moon of Saturn that scientists think is a model for the chemistry of...

Putting muscle into birdsong: Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure

June 29, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Female zebra finches don't sing but make one-note, low-pitch calls. Males sing over a wide range of frequencies. Scientists discovered how: The males' stronger vocal muscles, not the pressure of air flowing through their lungs, lets them sing from the B note above middle C all the way to...


Weather slows oil spill efforts as U.S. accepts foreign help

June 29, 2010 5:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Bad weather halted some clean-up efforts from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Tuesday as high winds and waves from a strengthening storm threatened to hamper plans to capture more of the crude gushing from the largest spill in U.S. history.

UK body wants new policy, fast greenhouse gas cuts

June 29, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must speed up measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and introduce new policies if it is to achieve its target of a 34 percent cut in emissions by 2020, a government advisory body said on Wednesday. Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 8.6 percent in the...

Cisco, MobileAccess Boost Indoor Cell Phone Reception

June 29, 2010 2:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The solution enables sending RF signals over Ethernet LANs to improve cellular coverage without affecting LAN traffic.

No Consensus as Obama, Senators Discuss Energy Bill

June 29, 2010 1:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to put a price on carbon pollution in an upcoming Senate energy bill, but a meeting at the White House ended with no consensus.

Molson Coors To Sell Coors Light In Russia

June 29, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Montreal and Denver-based brewer is expanding into the world's fourth-largest beer market with the Russian launch of Coors Light.


SonoSite Buys VisualSonics For $71M

June 29, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Toronto-based medical imaging technology company?is being taken over by SonoSite in a $71-million deal that includes assumption of $8 million of VisualSonics debt.

Abbott May Sell Vaccine Unit

June 29, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Drug and medical device manufacturer is considering selling its vaccine unit, just a few months after acquiring the business from a European competitor.

FAA Wants New Aircraft Standards For Icy Weather

June 29, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

Federal officials are proposing that manufacturers be required to show new airliners can fly safely in certain icy weather conditions that have proven deadly.

GM: Foreign Markets Are Key To Growth

June 29, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

General Motors plans to introduce 70 new or upgraded vehicles in international markets...

ESA To Set Tiny Hair-like Webb Telescope Microshutters

June 29, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) Tiny little shutters as small as the width of a human hair are a key component in the James Webb Space Telescope's ability to see huge distances in the cosmos, and they have now arrived at the European Space Agency. Those little "shutters" are...

IEEE-USA Pleased That Supreme Court's Ruling Preserves Software Patents

June 29, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA had this reaction to Monday's Supreme Court ruling in the Bilski vs. Kappos patent law case: "We are generally pleased that the Supreme Court did not introduce rules that would limit the scope of ideas available for patent protection in our current information...

NY State The Focus Of Congressional Hearing On How Research And Innovation Fuel Local Economies

June 29, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Science Coalition ) At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, experts discussed how federally funded university research drives innovation that contributes to local economies. The hearing, "Fueling Local Economies: Research, Innovation and Jobs," was conducted by the congressional...


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