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Lehigh Helps Open First-of-its Kind, Space-age Education/research Facility At Local Middle School

May 20, 2010 4:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Lehigh University ) Responding to the trend that American K-12 students lag behind their international peers in science and math, Lehigh University has joined with a nearby school district to fashion a unique, hands-on approach to the problem -- the Dr. John A. McAdams Jr. Space...

EU carbon rebounds on oil after hitting 1-month low

May 20, 2010 3:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices rebounded on Thursday, boosted by firmer oil prices, but lower gas and German power prices and a weaker euro stifled gains a day after emissions futures hit a 1-month low.

U.S. brings green power execs to red China

May 20, 2010 3:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke began three days of meetings in Beijing on Thursday to push open doors for American clean energy companies looking to cash in on China's fast growing renewables market.

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New critical limits for mercury pollution in soils

May 20, 2010 3:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

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.

Possible new class of supernovae puts calcium in your bones

May 19, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

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...

EU agrees mandate for "nearly zero energy" homes

May 19, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Washington, Havana talk about oil spill risk to Cuba

May 19, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore

May 19, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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.

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Applied Materials Swings to Profit on Strong Revenue

May 19, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Applied Materials swung to a profit on revenue that more than doubled, providing more evidence of a surge in manufacturing of semiconductors and displays.

BioBusiness Alliance, Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Sign Agreement

May 19, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Execs View Telehealth As Game Changer

May 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Telehealth will transform healthcare, but reimbursement models, fear of technology are barriers to adoption, study shows.

Vicor Technologies Announces Results Of PD2i Analysis Of MUSIC Trial Data

May 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Hospira Extends Tender Offer For Javelin Pharma

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Drug and medical device maker said it has extended its $145 million tender offer for Javelin Pharmaceuticals, citing unsatisfied conditions of the buyout.

Hershey Sues Williams-Sonoma Over Baking Pan

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Pennsylvania-based company is suing Williams-Sonoma over the shape of a brownie pan Hershey says 'embodies and mimics' its candy bar design.

Novartis To Pay $250M In Damages

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

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.

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