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Peptides May Hold 'missing Link' To Life

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Emory University ) Emory University scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a "missing link" between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational scaffolding essential to life.

Story Tips From The Department Of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2010

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) In combat situations, communication is critical, and a system being developed would put US forces in command. Catching violators while keeping safe truckers on schedule is the focus of a program and system recently installed at weigh stations in...

Auto Industry Backs U.S. ?Black Box,? Brake Bill

May 6, 2010 7:25 am | by | Comments

Trade group representing Detroit automakers and Toyota plans to pledge support for...


Radio Tags Could Save Lives After Earthquakes

May 6, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) Radio frequency identification, RFID, could be used in the immediate aftermath of a major earthquake to save lives, according to new research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Procter & Gamble To Buy Natura Pet Products

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

In move to gain access to holistic and natural pet food segment, Procter & Gamble says it has signed a deal to buy privately held pet food company Natura Pet Products.

Japan's Steel Exports Hit Record 39M Tons In FY 2009

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Japanese steel exports rose 14.2 percent to a record 39 million tons in fiscal 2009 through March, boosted by a surge in Chinese demand, an industry body said Thursday.

New Jobless Claims Decline For Third Straight Week

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Labor Department said?initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000, dropping for the third consecutive week.

Brazil seeks offshore oil safety review on BP spill

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil will ask oil companies operating its offshore fields to provide information on well control systems and to review their emergency response protocols in the wake of the BP Gulf of Mexico spill, the ANP energy regulator said late Wednesday.


USGS Science Picks

May 6, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( United States Geological Survey ) In this edition of Science Picks, learn why it seems like the world is experiencing more earthquakes than normal. Also, see how easy it is to become a citizen scientist, and watch a new USGS movie to learn why the Mojave Desert tortoise is...

World Record In Current Intensity Achieved With Distribution Cables

May 6, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, and the firms Labein Tecnalia and Nexans, coordinated by Endesa, have developed the most advanced and powerful conductivity cable in the world. This prototype measures 30 meters and...

Endo To Buy HealthTronics For $223M

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by | Comments

Drug developer Endo Pharmaceuticals is buying HealthTronics for $223 million in a move to expand its urology and diagnostic products, the companies said.

Canadian Auto Parts Maker Enters Wind Turbine Market

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by | Comments

Auto parts maker Linamar and German-based NCB Lohmann say they formed a strategic alliance to build and develop wind turbine components for customers in North America.

Caterpillar To Shake Up Management

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by | Comments

Heavy equipment maker is planning a number of management changes to follow Doug Oberhelman's promotion to CEO in July and replace several retiring executives.

Productivity Rises 3.6 Percent In 1Q

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by | Comments

Labor Department said productivity grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the first quarter, better than the 2.5 percent increase economists had expected.

Cooper Tire 1Q Profit Climbs On Higher Tire Sales

May 6, 2010 5:24 am | by | Comments

Tire and rubber company said it reversed a year-ago loss, posting net income of $11.6 million in the first quarter on higher tire sales and better use of manufacturing capacity.


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