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Stevens Team Places Third In 2010 IEEE/NIST Mobile Microrobotics Challenge

May 21, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) A team from Stevens Institute of Technology consisting of undergraduate student Sean Lyttle, along with graduate students: Wuming Jing, Xi Chen, and Zhenbo Fu and led by Professors David Cappelleri, Jan Nazalewicz and Yong Shi from the Department...

Contract Pharmaceuticals Closing NY Plant

May 21, 2010 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The company says it will close its Buffalo plant by the end of next year because of a lack of business, leaving 260 employees out of work.

Chrysler Adding 1,100 Jobs At Detroit Jeep Plant

May 21, 2010 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker gave a big boost to the battered Michigan economy Friday when it announced the addition of about 1,100 workers to help build the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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GM, Opel Workers Agree On Restructuring

May 21, 2010 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors and workers at its Adam Opel GmbH unit have agreed on a restructuring plan that will see them contribute savings...

Silica cages help anti-cancer antibodies kill tumors in mice

May 21, 2010 11:24 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Packaging anti-cancer drugs into particles of chemically modified silica improve the drugs' ability to fight skin cancer in mice, according to new research. Results published May 3 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society online show the honeycombed particles can help...

Africa revives hardy, local rice vs Asian cousin

May 21, 2010 10:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are reviving long-ignored African rice to cut dependence on Asian varieties that may be less able to withstand the impact of climate change on the poorest continent, a report said on Friday.

Pitt's Education Of Aspiring Undergrad, High School Biologists Rewarded With $2 Million

May 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pittsburgh ) Efforts within the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biological Sciences to encourage aspiring scientists at the pre-college and undergraduate levels have been rewarded with two prestigious grants totaling $2 million from the Howard Hughes Medical...

Intracellular Express -- Why Transport Protein Molecules Have Brakes

May 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Through single-molecule biomechanical experiments, Munich researchers have revealed in unprecedented detail how an intracellular express delivery service works, and why it is so efficient. With tools including optical tweezers, they manipulated a...

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Contaminants In Groundwater Used For Public Supply

May 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( United States Geological Survey ) More than 20 percent of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the nation contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS study focused...

U.S. unveils new push for more efficient cars, trucks

May 21, 2010 9:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama unveiled a U.S. government push on Friday to boost auto fuel economy for model-year 2017 passenger vehicles and beyond, and introduce a truck efficiency target for the first time.

Danger In The Internet Cafe?

May 21, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Calgary ) University of Calgary computer scientists predict a new form of adware may become a threat to computer security through wireless networks.

FCC Releases Mobile Market Analysis

May 21, 2010 9:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The report suggests that the wireless market is more concentrated and less competitive than in recent years.

Dow Energy Solutions Put Next Generation Homes Within Reach

May 21, 2010 8:25 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Cobblestone Homes today introduced Michigan’s first, affordable net-zero energy home. Using readily available energy efficiency technologies from Dow, the house, dubbed the “Vision Zero” home is expected to save $3,507 in energy costs and avert...

Secretary Chu: Help Save the World

May 21, 2010 8:24 am | by US Department of Energy | Comments

In his commencement address to Washington University students, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu emphasizes the role of clean energy in America's future.

'Scrubbing' Chemical-contaminated Buildings Clean With Lasers

May 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) While no terrorist has managed to deploy a dirty bomb, the same cannot be said of chemical agents. In a series of tests still underway researchers are using lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulfur mustard gas and VX, a...

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