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'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...

How Laptops Can Enhance Learning In College Classrooms

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

( University of Michigan ) Despite the distraction potential of laptops in college classrooms, new research shows that they can actually increase students' engagement, attentiveness, participation and learning.

Computer solves 400-piece jigsaw to claim world record

May 21, 2010 8:23 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Software has reassembled an image cut into 400 squares in just 3 minutes – the algorithm could help improve commercial image editing software

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Ninth Suicide at Chinese Plant

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

A worker at Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and iPads, jumped to his death Friday — the ninth suicide this year.

P & G Attempts to Quell Pampers Critics, Flies in ‘Mommy Bloggers’

May 21, 2010 7:33 am | by DAN SEWELL, AP Business Writer | Comments

Four women who blog about consumer products talked diapers with Procter & Gamble officials and advisers as the company tries to counter fast-spreading online criticism.

Polaris Moving Wisconsin Operation To Mexico

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Maker of snowmobiles, ATVs and Victory motorcycles will shut down its parts plant in Osceola, Wisc., as it moves many of the operations to a new facility in Mexico.

Japan?s FOI Files For Bankruptcy

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Embattled semiconductor production equipment maker FOI Corp. filed for bankruptcy proceedings in Japan after piling up liabilities totaling around $104 million.

Another Foxconn Worker Commits Suicide In China

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Worker at Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and iPads, jumped to his death -- the ninth suicide this year at world's largest contract maker of electronics.

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Johnson Controls Bids $1.25B For Visteon Unit

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company is offering $1.25 billion for Visteon's automotive interiors and electronics business, saying the acquisition would expand its presence in China.

Toyota, Tesla To Develop Electric Cars

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Heads of Tesla Motors and Toyota announced partnership to develop and build electric cars at the recently shuttered...

Possible UK cuts threaten wind-turbine makers' plans

May 21, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Possible cuts to an offshore wind port fund by Britain's new coalition government may jeopardize hundreds of millions of pounds of UK manufacturing investment, turbine maker General Electric said on Friday.

Springer To Publish Journal Of The American Society For Mass Spectrometry

May 21, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Springer ) Starting in January 2011 Springer will publish the Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, the society's official journal, which was previously published by Elsevier. Appearing monthly, the journal is devoted to the publication of research papers covering...

God Loses Monopoly: First Synthetic Bacteria Cell

May 21, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

It took researchers at Synthetic Genomics 15 years to create the M. mycoides genome, the largest chemically defined structure ever synthesized in the laboratory.

Iran's First Nuclear Plant to go Online in August

May 21, 2010 6:48 am | Comments

Russia's top nuclear official said that Iran's first nuclear plant is on schedule and will be put into operation this summer.

BP Accused of Cover-Up; EPA Backpedals on Dispersant

May 21, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

Rep. Edward Markey: "We're beginning to understand that we cannot trust BP."

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