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Canadian auto parts makers poised for green gains

December 21, 2009 8:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) - A push by U.S. automakers to build more fuel efficient vehicles is playing to a strength of Canada's auto parts makers and positions them to pick up market share as the industry emerges from recession.

Modern tests demonstrate soundness of old iron bridge

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) An unusual bowstring truss iron bridge that carried traffic across Roaring Run in Bedford County, Va. for almost 100 years is now a picturesque footbridge at the I-81 Ironto, Va. rest stop. Built in 1878, it is the oldest standing metal bridge in Virginia. In early...

MARES to provide comprehensive view of south Florida marine ecosystems

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science ) A new $1.5 million NOAA-funded project, MARES will provide a comprehensive view of south Florida marine ecosystems. This will be the first study to include human dimensions science and deliver guidance for...

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Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute ) A research team led by Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institute, evaluated the use of technology in Canadian clinical trials, and found that a...

Cold War Plutonium Plant Opens Its Doors

December 21, 2009 8:17 am | by ANNETTE CARY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A tall double fence topped with loops of lethal razor wire still surrounds key portions of Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant.

Eastman Sues To Protect PET Manufacturing Technology

December 21, 2009 7:49 am | Comments

Eastman Chemical filed a lawsuit against Indorama companies located in the United States, Europe and Thailand in connection with their unauthorized use of IntegRexâ„¢ PET manufacturing technology.

Energy Consultant: Natural Gas Is Abundant, Clean & Cheap

December 21, 2009 7:20 am | by MARK WILLIAMS, AP Energy Writer | Comments

An unlikely source of energy has emerged to meet international demands that the U.S. do more to fight global warming: It's cleaner than coal, cheaper than oil and a 90-year supply is under our feet.

P & G Recalls Vicks DayQuil Capsules

December 21, 2009 6:40 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Business Writer | Comments

Procter & Gamble Co. is recalling 700,000 packs of Vicks DayQuil capsules because they are not childproof.

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BP Plant Workers Awarded $100M

December 21, 2009 5:48 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A federal jury Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 workers who claimed they were injured in 2007 when a toxic substance was released at BP PLC's Texas City plant.

China, Westinghouse To Build Next-Gen Nuclear Plant

December 21, 2009 5:18 am | Comments

One of China's main nuclear power companies and the country's largest utility have launched a demonstration project that will use domestic technology based on knowhow first developed by Westinghouse.

Coca-Cola To Introduce PET Bottles Made From Bioethanol

December 18, 2009 8:14 am | Comments

Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. said Thursday it will introduce PET bottles made using bioethanol next spring for the first time in Japan.

Texas A & M physicist sees through the opaque with 'T-rays'

December 18, 2009 6:55 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Texas A&M University ) "T-rays" may make X-rays obsolete as a means of detecting bombs on terrorists or illegal drugs on traffickers, among other uses, contends a Texas A&M physicist who is helping lay the theoretical groundwork to make the concept a reality. In addition to being...

Stunning photos reveal rich Antarctic marine life

December 18, 2009 6:55 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Close-up photographs of bizarre marine animals in one of the fastest-warming seas on Earth show the area is home to a huge diversity of life. The creatures include ice fish, octopus, sea pigs, giant sea spiders, rare rays and basket stars.

New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due To Rising Energy Costs

December 18, 2009 6:54 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Lack of Resources, Strategic Plans and Internal Expertise Create Barriers to Lowering Energy Use and Utility Bills MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17, 2009 – Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Education Week Research...

Senate Sides With Drugmakers On Imports

December 17, 2009 11:38 am | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The Senate rejected a plan to allow Americans to import low-cost prescriptions from abroad, handing drug makers a victory that may help secure passage of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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