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Senators try to raise climate bill from ashes

January 28, 2010 11:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday.

Solar startup teams up with battery maker

January 28, 2010 10:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar startup Suniva Inc said on Thursday it would partner with the U.S. unit of Japanese battery company GS Yuasa Corp to develop solar-powered energy storage systems.

New simulation tool could shorten manufacturing design process

January 28, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Researchers have demonstrated they were able to speed up SystemC based simulation by factors of 30 to 100 times that of previous performances. SystemC is often used to shorten manufacturing design cycles to improve the time it takes to bring a product to the marketplace.


EASTEC Leads Precision Manufacturing into Growth Mode

January 28, 2010 9:28 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., January 27, 2010 - Manufacturing is poised for a rebound as it shakes off the ill effects of the recession. EASTEC, the largest annual precision manufacturing event on the East Coast, promises to be the place that manufacturers flock to as they look to upgrade...

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.

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...

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.


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