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Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in nanowires

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists have created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.

New air conditioning system has potential to slash energy usage by up to 90 percent

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A soothing solution to hot, humid days may be on its way, thanks to a melding of technologies in filters, coolers and drying agents. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has invented a new air conditioning process with the potential of using 50 percent to...

Damselfish 'gardeners' selectively weed algal gardens

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A species of damselfish, Stegastes nigricans, selectively weed the algal gardens on which they feed in order to encourage the growth of their preferred algal species of Polysiphonia and suppress the growth of less palatable algae. In a new study, researchers investigate the feeding...

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Mathias On Mobility: Spectrum Shortage? Cognitive Radio Is The Answer

June 21, 2010 6:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Imagine a phone which can work on both CDMA and GSM networks -- or receives TV broadcasts -- and does so by loading new software.

Rice Yields Researched To Tackle Food Security Issues

June 21, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Sheffield ) A pioneering project in the Philippines, which aims to develop a new, higher-yielding rice plant which could ease the threat of hunger for the poor, is being led by an academic at the University of Sheffield.

BP oil spill costs hit $2 billion

June 21, 2010 5:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP said on Monday the cost of its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had hit $2 billion and that it had paid out $105 million in damages to those affected by the disaster.

Verizon Certifies LTE Devices

June 21, 2010 4:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Motorola products are among those certified for use with Verizon Wireless' LTE network.

Wind turbine maker Vestas gets 50 MW Chinese order

June 21, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won an order for 25 turbines from Datang Renewable Power for a wind park in Inner Mongolia in China, Vestas said on Monday.

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BP estimates of Gulf oil spill range up to 100,000 bpd

June 20, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc estimates that a worst-case scenario rate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be about 100,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an internal company document released by a senior U.S. congressional Democrat.

Hurricane Celia strengthens in Pacific off Mexico

June 20, 2010 8:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Celia, the first hurricane of the 2010 Pacific season, formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Mexico on Sunday but was headed away from land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Ultra-simple method for creating nanoscale gold coatings developed

June 20, 2010 6:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have developed a new, ultra-simple method for making layers of gold that measure only billionths of a meter thick. The process, which requires no sophisticated equipment and works on nearly any surface including silicon wafers, could have important implications for...

Hurricane Celia forms in Pacific off Mexico

June 20, 2010 2:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Celia, the first hurricane of the 2010 Pacific season, formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Mexico on Sunday but was headed away from land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Over Two Billion Hours Served

June 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, located at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it...

Student Scientists And Engineers Develop Award-winning Rover

June 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Arizona State University ) Undergraduates from Arizona State University and the University of Maryland took first place in one of the nation's premier astronautics design competitions for university-level engineering students, the 2010 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts...

Penn Bioengineers Create Simulator To Test Blood Platelets In Virtual Heart Attacks

June 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pennsylvania ) A team of bioengineers from the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Medicine and Engineering have trained a computer neural network model to accurately predict how blood platelets would respond to complex conditions found during a heart attack or stroke.

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