Mercury is a highly toxic metal that damages the environment and causes chronic diseases in animals, plants and micro-organisms. Now scientists have found that the acceptable critical upper limit for mercury in soils is just 0.13 parts per million.
Astronomers have discovered several examples of an unusual type of exploding star that may be a new class of supernovae spewing calcium into the galaxy, which eventually ends up in all of us. Researchers studied one supernova detected in 2005, and concluded that it resulted from the...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - All new buildings constructed in Europe after 2020 will have to be virtually carbon-neutral after the European Parliament gave new energy standards the last approval they needed Tuesday.
MIAMI (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba, close neighbors but ideological foes, are talking about the potential risks from a huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill that forecasters say could be carried to Cuban shores by strong ocean currents.
VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond.
Applied Materials swung to a profit on revenue that more than doubled, providing more evidence of a surge in manufacturing of semiconductors and displays.
( Canadian Light Source, Inc. ) Bringing the power of synchrotron light to Minnesota's academic and industrial life science researchers is the aim of a Memorandum of Agreement signed today between the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota and Canada's national synchrotron facility, the...
Telehealth will transform healthcare, but reimbursement models, fear of technology are barriers to adoption, study shows.
( Vicor Technologies, Inc. ) The initial results of analysis of data from the Merte Subita en Insufficiencia Cardiaca Trial using Vicor Technologies' PD2i algorithm and software is that the PD2i is predictive of total mortality, cardiac death, and heart failure death in patients with...
Drug and medical device maker said it has extended its $145 million tender offer for Javelin Pharmaceuticals, citing unsatisfied conditions of the buyout.
Pennsylvania-based company is suing Williams-Sonoma over the shape of a brownie pan Hershey says 'embodies and mimics' its candy bar design.
Jury that found Novartis discriminated against women by paying them less, promoting fewer of them and allowing a hostile workplace awarded $250 million in damages.
Maker of Spam and Hormel chili products posted 3 percent drop in net income as it endured higher meat costs in its grocery segment, which hurt margins.
Automaker's top U.S. sales executive plans to tell Congress that Toyota believes faulty electronics are not to blame for unintended accelerations in its vehicles.
DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2010 — A long-time advocate of lean practices, Society of Manufacturing Engineers member and author, Mark Hamel has been awarded The Shingo Prize Research & Professional Publication Award for the Kaizen Event Fieldbook .