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Chemist stitches up speedier chemical reactions: New details about the Piers catalyst to help chemical industry improve products

May 17, 2010 12:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Some people have streets named after them. Warren Piers, a chemistry professor at the University of Calgary, has a catalyst penned after him. And in a new paper, Piers reveals the inner workings of the Piers catalyst at a molecular level of detail not previously available.

AAPS Announces 2010 NBC Award Winners

May 17, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) In the Opening Session of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' 2010 National Biotechnology Conference, AAPS President Danny D. Shen, Ph.D., presented the following ground-breaking researchers with awards...

Media Advisory Issued May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010 11:24 am | by Eastman | Comments

Chemical ‘ROC Stars’ Conference Curt Espeland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), will address the Chemical ROC Stars Conference, sponsored by Barclays Capital, in New York City, on May 18 at 3:25 p.m. ET.


Update: Event Advisory -- Announcement Of 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates

May 17, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Kavli Foundation ) On June 3, 8-10AM EDT, the World Science Festival launches its first full day with the announcement of the 2010 Kavli Prize laureates. This event features a keynote address by Harold Varmus, co-chair of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and...

Palm App Store Suffers Weekend Outage

May 17, 2010 10:23 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

PreCentral users reported problems downloading and updating apps from the Palm App Catalog.

Geologists show unprecedented warming in Africa's Lake Tanganyika; Valuable fish stocks at risk

May 17, 2010 8:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Geologists have documented that Lake Tanganyika in east Africa has experienced unprecedented warming in the last century. Using core samples obtained from the lake bed, the team determined the lake is currently the warmest it has been in the last 1,500 years. The warming likely is...

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Researchers Collaborate With Industry

May 17, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Carnegie Mellon University is launching an initiative, led by two of its Silicon Valley-based researchers, to address the need for industry-wide, globally accepted measures for calculating the benefits and risks of cloud-computing services.

A Racing Motorcycle Made By Students

May 17, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid present the Moto Student Project, in which a group of university students and engineers have worked to design and develop a racing motorcycle prototype that will complete against university teams...


A New Distribution Designed Which Communicates Computers So That They Can Work In Parallel

May 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Iker Castanos, a student of technical engineering in computerized management at the University of the Basque Country, has designed the very first distribution which, initiated either from a DVD or by installation, communicates computers so that they can work in parallel.

World's Biggest Study On Cell Phones And Brain Cancer Inconclusive

May 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Montreal ) The world's biggest investigation on possible links between cell-phone use and brain tumors is inconclusive, according to a Canadian scientist who collaborated on the Interphone International Study Group. Jack Siemiatycki, a professor at the University of...

Software Tool Helps Tap Into The Power Of Graphics Processing

May 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( North Carolina State University ) Today's computers rely on powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) to create the spectacular graphics in video games. In fact, these GPUs are now more powerful than the traditional central processing units. As a result, computer developers are...

GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix Vaccine Safe Again

May 17, 2010 8:11 am | by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Comments

The FDA urged pediatricians to temporarily stop using the vaccine after discovering that doses were contaminated with bits of an apparently benign pig virus.

High Sewage Nitrogen Levels Kill Worker

May 17, 2010 8:10 am | Comments

A city maintenance worker was exposed to high levels of nitrogen when he lost consciousness and fell about 30 feet into a manhole above a sewer line.

Shanghai Court Rejects Rio Tinto Appeal

May 17, 2010 7:55 am | Comments

Shanghai 's Higher People's Court has rejected appeals by three former employees of mining giant Rio Tinto of sentences for corruption and stealing commercial secrets.

Dispersant Shifts Oil Problem Underwater

May 17, 2010 7:51 am | by JASON DEAREN & MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press Writers | Comments

The EPA's decision to allow BP to shoot massive amounts of dispersing chemicals deep underwater may help protect vital marshes and wetlands on the Gulf Coast, but would shift the problem to deep-sea reefs.


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