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Mass. pushing whole energy efficient neighborhoods

December 21, 2009 10:12 am | by STEVE LeBLANC - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Massachusetts officials are hoping to use a federal stimulus grant to take the idea of energy conservation down from the lofty heights of solar panels and wind turbines and bring it back to the neighborhood.The "whole-neighborhood" approach to energy efficiency sounds simple enough, even...

FDA Expands Presence Outside The U.S.

December 21, 2009 9:56 am | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration =announced the opening of its Mexico City post.

CPSC Delays Lead Testing For Toys

December 21, 2009 9:42 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Children's product makers won a reprieve from federal regulators trying to implement legislation passed more than a year ago after a holiday season marred by scores of lead-tainted toy recalls.

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Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Plant Faces Uncertain Future

December 21, 2009 8:29 am | by MATTHEW S.L. CATE, AP Writer | Comments

The fate of a promised wind-turbine factory with 400 jobs near Fort Smith remains uncertain after a decision in a patent fight between two conglomerates was delayed until next month.

Boston University reseachers develop faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method

December 21, 2009 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Boston University College of Engineering ) Boston University biomedical engineers have devised a method for making future genome sequencing faster and cheaper by dramatically reducing the amount of DNA required, thus eliminating the expensive, time-consuming and error-prone step of...

Global temperatures could rise more than expected, new study shows

December 21, 2009 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Yale University ) The kinds of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide taking place today could have a significantly larger effect on global temperatures than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale University geologists. The team demonstrated that only a...

Next generation lens promises more control

December 21, 2009 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Duke University ) Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail.

Into the heart of the climate debate

December 21, 2009 8:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the world's largest scientific society, today published a major analysis of the divisive issues at the heart of the debate over global warming and climate change. The article appears at the...

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University of Limerick to host Profibus seminar

December 21, 2009 8:24 am | by Processingtalk | Comments

Profibus Ireland will hold an industrial-communications seminar on 20 January 2010 at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Canadian auto parts makers poised for green gains

December 21, 2009 8:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) - A push by U.S. automakers to build more fuel efficient vehicles is playing to a strength of Canada's auto parts makers and positions them to pick up market share as the industry emerges from recession.

Modern tests demonstrate soundness of old iron bridge

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) An unusual bowstring truss iron bridge that carried traffic across Roaring Run in Bedford County, Va. for almost 100 years is now a picturesque footbridge at the I-81 Ironto, Va. rest stop. Built in 1878, it is the oldest standing metal bridge in Virginia. In early...

MARES to provide comprehensive view of south Florida marine ecosystems

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science ) A new $1.5 million NOAA-funded project, MARES will provide a comprehensive view of south Florida marine ecosystems. This will be the first study to include human dimensions science and deliver guidance for...

Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute ) A research team led by Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institute, evaluated the use of technology in Canadian clinical trials, and found that a...

Cold War Plutonium Plant Opens Its Doors

December 21, 2009 8:17 am | by ANNETTE CARY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A tall double fence topped with loops of lethal razor wire still surrounds key portions of Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant.

Eastman Sues To Protect PET Manufacturing Technology

December 21, 2009 7:49 am | Comments

Eastman Chemical filed a lawsuit against Indorama companies located in the United States, Europe and Thailand in connection with their unauthorized use of IntegRexâ„¢ PET manufacturing technology.

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