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DuPont Fined for Mercury Pollution

June 16, 2010 6:39 am | Comments

Industrial giant DuPont Co. has agreed to pay a $59,000 penalty for mercury discharges at a North Carolina plant.

J & J Expands Medicine Recall Linked to Foul Odor

June 16, 2010 6:18 am | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

EPA: Climate Bill Costs Less than a Postage Stamp

June 16, 2010 6:13 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

An EPA analysis claiming the climate and energy bill would cost American households 22 to 40 cents a day came just prior to the President's reminder that the days of cheap and easy-to-get oil are numbered.


University Of Basque Country Thesis Analyzes Technique Of Applied Brocade In 6 Pieces

June 16, 2010 5:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Applied brocade is a relief technique representing, in a highly realistic manner, embroidered textiles in gold and silver in sculptures and paintings. It involves a filling reinforced with a sheet foil of tin. Invented in Germany between 1415 and 1430, it became...

Elemental Bones

June 16, 2010 5:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) Exposure to chemical pollutants is of growing concern to regulators, health workers, and environmentalist groups alike. Now, researchers in the US and Russia have demonstrated that samples of human bone can act as a biological marker for dozens of metals...

Physicists Build Inexpensive Land Mine Detection System Using Off-the-shelf Components

June 16, 2010 5:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) Anyone who is an online shopper and humanitarian might find this research project appealing. Physics professor John Scales is working on a low-cost, human-focused, high technology effort to stop the devastation of unexploded buried land mines with a...

Analysis Of Atmosphere In Phoenix, Ariz., Suggests New Model For Sound Urban Growth Policies

June 16, 2010 5:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) Atmospheric research often focuses on clouds' impact on weather and climate. Yet even low clouds are a long way off, with a base some 6,000 feet above earth. University of Notre Dame fluid dynamics and engineering professor Harindra Fernando works...

The Secret Life Of Water At Very Low Temperatures

June 16, 2010 5:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) The secret life of water just got weirder. For years water has been known to exist in 15 phases -- not just the merry threesome of solid, liquid and gas from grade school science. Now, University of Utah chemists have confirmed the coexistence of ice...


Fully Epitaxial Microcavities

June 16, 2010 5:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) For the very first time, a team of researchers in Germany has introduced quantum dots in fully epitaxial nitride laser structures without the need for hybrid systems -- effectively eliminating the cumbersome method of combining different materials...

Eastman Tritan & trade; Copolyester Ensures Innovative Wireless Medical Device is Durable and Chemical-Resistant

June 16, 2010 4:26 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company, DD Studio, PolyOne and Phillips Plastics collaborate on continuous vital signs monitoring device Kingsport, Tenn. - June 8, 2010 - Eastman Chemical Company and DD Studio unveiled what could be the future of medical monitoring — a mobile,

All around the world: Roche Children & #039;s Walk to take place on International Day of the African Child

June 16, 2010 12:30 am | by Roche | Comments

For many years, Roche employees at company sites around the world have been showing solidarity with children in need by supporting day-care centres in Malawi and children's charities in their own countries.

Software system to predict the evolution of the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano

June 15, 2010 9:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have developed a system to forecast the evolution of the ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Rosetta's blind date with asteroid Lutetia

June 15, 2010 9:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The European Space Agency's comet-chaser Rosetta is heading for a blind date with asteroid Lutetia. Rosetta does not yet know what Lutetia looks like but beautiful or otherwise the two will meet on July 10.

NASA Releases Kepler Data On Potential Extrasolar Planets

June 15, 2010 9:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

NASA's Kepler Mission has released 43 days of science data on more than 156,000 stars. These stars are being monitored for subtle brightness changes as part of an ongoing search for Earth-like planets outside of our solar system.

Geochemist Raises Questions About Carbon Sequestration At Goldschmidt Conference

June 15, 2010 8:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise, policy makers and scientists are looking at carbon sequestration as a way to tackle the problems associated with the greenhouse gas.


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