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Electrons Are Late Starters

June 30, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Contrary to previous assumptions, electrons are catapulted out of an atom during photoemission with a delay.

APS Physics Files Petition Requesting NRC Change Licensing Rules

June 30, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) The American Physical Society, a leading organization of physicists, has filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requesting the agency change its licensing rules by including a review of the proliferation risks associated with smaller,...

Restore Hearing Thanks To New Drug

June 30, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Springer ) Researchers have discovered that a potent new drug restores hearing after noise-induced hearing loss in rats. The landmark discovery found that injection of an agent called "ADAC," activates adenosine receptors in cochlear tissues, resulting in recovery of hearing...


Switching Off Your Lights Has A Bigger Impact Than You Might Think, Says New Study

June 30, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Imperial College London ) Switching off lights, turning the television off at the mains and using cooler washing cycles could have a much bigger impact on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power stations than previously thought, according to a new study published this month in...

Genetic Code 2.0

June 30, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) The creation of synthetic proteins plays an important role in science. By integrating artificial amino acids into proteins (genetic code engineering), their already existing qualities can be systematically improved, allowing new biological features to...

Celgene Buying Abraxis For $2.9B

June 30, 2010 7:25 am | by | Comments

Biotechnology company Celgene said it is expanding its array of cancer treatments with a deal to buy Abraxis BioScience Inc. for $2.9 billion in cash and stock.

Carnivorous Cocktails Continue Popularity Upswing

June 30, 2010 7:19 am | by MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

For those who crave a "meatier" drink ...

U.S. Accepts International Assistance for Gulf Spill

June 30, 2010 6:50 am | by TOM BREEN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the State Department said Tuesday.


AstraZeneca Wins Lawsuit Against Generic Drugmaker

June 30, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

U.S. District Court in Delaware ruled that a key patent on the company's third best-selling drug is valid and that challenger Apotex could be held liable for patent infringement.

ArcelorMittal, EU Steelmakers Fined For Cartel

June 30, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

European Union regulators fined steel producer ArcelorMittal $337 million for secret deals to fix steel prices for nearly two decades with 16 other steel makers.

Ford To Cut Debt By Another $4B

June 30, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Only Detroit automaker to avoid bankruptcy protection said it will reduce its huge debt by another $4 billion as it continues to show signs of financial strength.

P & G Aims To Make Fashionable Diapers

June 30, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Procter & Gamble is aiming to make its Pampers disposable diapers fashionable, offering new designs in pastels, stripes, madras and ruffles.

Sony To Fix Possible Overheating Flaw In Laptops

June 30, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Electronics company said it has started providing free software updates to more than half a million users worldwide to fix glitch that could cause overheating in its popular VAIO laptops.

The Elsevier Foundation Awards 2010 New Scholars Grant To The OWSDW

June 30, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) The Elsevier Foundation announced today that it has awarded the 2010 New Scholars grant to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, formerly the Third World Organization for Women in Science -- for two programs: the National Assessments and...

Barrier To Faster Integrated Circuits May Be Mere Speed Bump, Scientists Say

June 30, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) According to Maxime Darnon, a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in order to continue increasing the speed of integrated circuits, interconnect insulators will require an upgrade to porous, low-dielectric constant...


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