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Honeywell T-Hawk™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reaches 10,000 Flight Milestone

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Hover and Stare Capability Provides Real-Time Surveillance PARIS, June 14, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that its T-Hawk™ Micro Air Vehicle, the only fielded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with hover and stare surveillance capability, has recorded its 10,000th flight since...

Honeywell Micro-Grid Technology To Help U.S. Army Lower Fuel Consumption And Costs

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Mobile System Will Bring Solar Power and Other Green Technology to Remote Sites PARIS, June 14, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it is developing emerging Micro-Grid technology to increase efficiency and reduce fossil fuel consumption in remote U.S. Army locations....

NREL to Partner with University of Delaware on Offshore Wind Research

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Delaware (UD) today announced they will work to facilitate the potential establishment of a test site for commercial wind turbines off the Delaware coast.


Green machine: Recycled batteries boost electric cars

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Making eco-cars more affordable and renewables more practical: why repurposing electric car batteries makes perfect sense

GOES-15 solar X-Ray Imager makes a miraculous first light

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The Solar X-Ray Imager instrument aboard the GOES-15 satellite has just provided its first light image of the sun, but it required a lot of experts to make it happen.

Super-yeast generates ethanol from energy crops and agricultural residues

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new type of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been developed which can efficiently ferment pentose sugars, as found in agricultural waste and hardwoods. In a new study, researchers describe the creation of the new S. cerevisiae strain, TMB3130, which demonstrated...

Major Magnet Grant To Advance State-of-the-art In Chemical Analysis

June 15, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Florida State University ) The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University is planning to build a state-of-the-art magnet system that will transform the study of complex environmental and biological samples. A better understanding of fossil and biological...

Hayabusa asteroid mission comes home

June 15, 2010 11:29 am | by Science Daily | Comments

The Hayabusa capsule and bus entered the Earth's atmosphere over Woomera, Australia, on June 13 at 11:21 p.m. local time. From the perspective of NASA's DC-8 airborne observation team, the capsule moved below and slightly ahead of the bus and stayed clear of the spectacular breakup of the...


Organic Nanoelectronics A Step Closer

June 15, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( McGill University ) The team has effectively discovered a way to order the molecules in the PEDOT, the single most industrially important conducting polymer.

IU Professor's New Textbook Uses The Best Science Writing From The New York Times

June 15, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Indiana University ) For decades, The New York Times has been one of the nation's premier outlets for stories about science. Now, a retired Indiana University journalism professor has put many of those stories together in a unique collection aimed at students of science writing.

Robot Submarine Patrols Lake Michigan For Climate-change Study

June 15, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Purdue University ) Researchers at Purdue University are using a robotic submarine and other specialized tools in Lake Michigan to gather biological and environmental data showing how young fish vital to the ecosystem may cope with future climate change.

WellPoint Taps American Well For Telehealth

June 15, 2010 11:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Online healthcare through video, secure chat, or phone will be available to WellPoint's insurance plan members starting late this year.

Texas Goes to Court Over EPA Pollution Ruling

June 15, 2010 7:44 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Texas asked a federal court on Monday to intervene in its fight with the Environmental Protection Agency over how the state regulates emissions from oil refineries and other petrochemicals plants.

Small Leak at Chinese Nuclear Plant

June 15, 2010 7:37 am | by MIN LEE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A nuclear power plant in southern China that supplies electricity to Hong Kong suffered a small radiation leak in one of the reactor's 41,000 fuel rods.

Scientist to Study Gas Nanosensors for Clean Coal Plants

June 15, 2010 7:33 am | Comments

A West Virginia University researcher hopes to create tiny, virtually invisible sensors that could monitor harmful gases in the environment.


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