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Oil demand has peaked in developed world: IEA

January 28, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil use in rich industrialized countries will never return to 2006 and 2007 levels because of more fuel efficiency and the use of alternatives, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

Uncorrelated activity in the brain

January 28, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Baylor College of Medicine ) Interconnected networks of neurons process information and give rise to perception by communicating with one another via small electrical impulses known as action potentials. In the past, scientists believed that adjacent neurons synchronized their...

U.S. senators look at options on climate bill

January 28, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate talks on a climate control bill were progressing with lawmakers looking at possible alternatives to the cap-and-trade plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, key U.S. senators told Reuters on Thursday.

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Green investors should go geothermal, says VCH

January 28, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investors looking for fresh opportunities in the volatile renewable energy sector should look at stocks in the geothermal industry, a VCH Investment Group fund manager told Reuters on Thursday.

Shale gas is U.S. energy "game changer" says BP CEO

January 28, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - New technologies to extract gas from shale rock have altered the U.S. energy outlook for the next 100 years, Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP, said on Thursday.

FACTBOX: Renewable energy targets around the world

January 28, 2010 5:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - Several countries have introduced subsidies or incentives

Scientists map changes in science and beyond

January 28, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Public Library of Science ) How has the structure of scientific research changed over the past decade? A team of researchers from Umea University, Sweden, and the University of Washington aims to answer this question and others in a study published on January 27 in the online,...

Homeland security science and technology university network summit

January 28, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) The Department of Homeland Security's research arm, the Science & Technology Directorate, invites you to the fourth annual DHS University Network Summit sponsored by S&T's Office of University Programs, March 10-12 at...

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Potential new target for drugs to treat iron deficiency and overload discovered

January 28, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Medical College of Georgia ) The discovery of a major player in the body's regulation of iron levels should provide a new target for drugs that prevent common iron deficiency as well as rare, potentially deadly iron overload, researchers said.

Oncor senior VP to discuss his company's smart grid initiative at IEEE Green Technology Conference

January 28, 2010 4:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) Oncor Senior Vice President Jim Greer will be a keynote speaker at the second annual IEEE Green Technology Conference, April 15-16, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. He will discuss his company's Smart Grid initiative, which is...

Oslo reiterates pledge of at least 30 pct CO2 cut

January 28, 2010 1:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway reaffirmed on Thursday a unilateral pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent by 2020 as part of international efforts to combat global warming.

Research on global 'sun block' needed now, experts argue

January 27, 2010 9:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Internationally coordinated research and field-testing on "geoengineering" the planet's atmosphere to limit risk of climate change should begin soon along with building international governance, scientists argue.

Wireless optical transmission key to secure, safe and rapid indoor communications

January 27, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Light is better than radio waves when it comes to some wireless communications, according to a group of engineers. Optical communications systems could provide faster, more secure communications with wider bandwidth and would be suitable for restricted areas like hospitals, aircraft and...

Blood test can predict rheumatoid arthritis before symptoms arise

January 27, 2010 7:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) Researchers from University Hospital in Umea, Sweden, have identified several cytokines, cytokine-related factors, and chemokines that increase significantly prior to rheumatoid arthritis disease onset. These findings confirm those of earlier studies which suggest...

Obama Pushes for Climate Bill, Avoids 'Cap-and-Trade'

January 27, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech that he wants to advance a climate bill that has been stalled in the U.S. Senate, but he did not say it had to include a cap-and-trade.

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