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Drilling into the unknown: First exploration of a sub-glacial Antarctic lake is a major step closer

June 3, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists have located the ideal drill site for the first ever exploration of an Antarctic sub-glacial lake. Scientists have revealed the optimal drill site for exploring Lake Ellsworth, a sub-glacial lake comparable in size to England's Lake Windermere which is covered by three...

Aquatic life declines at early stages of urban development, research finds

June 3, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The number of native fish and aquatic insects, especially those that are pollution sensitive, declines in urban and suburban streams at low levels of development -- levels often considered protective for stream communities, according to a new study.

Spending time in nature makes people feel more alive, study shows

June 3, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies. And that sense of increased vitality exists above and beyond the energizing effects of physical activity and social interaction that are often associated with our forays into the natural world.

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Laidler discusses Machinery Directive standards

June 3, 2010 6:27 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

Many machine manufacturers may be inadvertently relying on out-of-date standards to demonstrate compliance with the Machinery Directive, according to Laidler Associates.

Suppliers to unveil Profibus and Profinet products

June 3, 2010 6:27 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

An exhibition featuring equipment and technology demonstrations from a variety of Profibus and Profinet product and service suppliers is scheduled to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 29-30 June.

European carbon rises on firmer equities, oil

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures rose on Thursday, boosted by improved financial markets and a firmer oil price, traders said.

UK gets final EU warning over London air quality

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission issued Britain with a final warning over air quality standards in London and British overseas territory Gibraltar Thursday.

U.S. wary of nuclear blast to stop Gulf oil leak

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The official in charge of managing the U.S. response to the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday downplayed the possibility of using a nuclear or other explosive device to try to seal off the well.

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Environmental funds battled BP for years

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - Even before BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began in April, the company was losing its sterling reputation with fund managers focused on the environment.

BP cuts ruptured oil pipe

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP inched ahead on Thursday with a painstaking attempt to cap its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and to safely siphon off some of the billowing crude in a high-stakes bid to curtail the 45-day-old deep-sea gusher

Physicists And Medics Set Out Strategy On Physics For Health

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( CERN ) Following a workshop hosted by the CERN European particle physics laboratory in February, doctors and physicists today published a strategy for harnessing physics for health. Techniques developed for physics research have a long history of application in medicine. Today's...

A Community-centric Approach To Automated Service Composition

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Science in China Press ) The Key Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies, Ministry of Education, in Beijing, China-Research, has shown that the emerging service based software development paradigm with community-of-interest as well as the infrastructural mechanisms.

Joint Source-channel Encoding/decoding Techniques For Reliable Communications

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Science in China Press ) Joint source-channel coding/decoding (JSCC/JSCD) techniques have become state-of-the-art and one of the challenging research subjects in the spatial communication area. This paper addresses the basic principles of joint source-channel optimal design and...

Dell, Practice Fusion Offer EMRs For Small Practices

June 3, 2010 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The software-as-a-service aims to help smaller medical offices overcome steep barriers to electronic medical record system adoption.

Pioneer Power To Enter Wind Turbine Market

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Manufacturer of transformers for electrical utility, industrial and commercial markets bought?assets of AAER Inc. for $450,000 in move to enter the wind turbine sector.

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