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WWEM 2010 event to feature gas detection zone

July 8, 2010 7:24 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

This year's WWEM environmental monitoring conference and exhibition, primarily targeted at the water sector, is set to feature a new gas detection zone.

Adding nutrients to oceans could enhance transfer of carbon dioxide from atmosphere to deep ocean

July 8, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Adding nutrients to the sea could decrease viral infection rates among phytoplankton and enhance the efficiency of the biological pump, a means by which carbon is transferred from the atmosphere to the deep ocean, according to a new mathematical modeling study. The findings have...

Court refuses stay on deepwater drilling

July 8, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court dealt the Obama administration a setback on Thursday when it refused to halt deepwater oil drilling, but analysts said they did not expect companies to begin operations soon.

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Prospects for finding new Earths boosted by brand new planet-finding technique

July 8, 2010 4:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Astronomers from Germany, Bulgaria and Poland have used a completely new technique to find an exotic extrasolar planet. The same approach is sensitive enough to find planets as small as the Earth in orbit around other stars. The group used Transit Timing Variation to detect a planet with...

How fast can microbes break down oil washed onto Gulf beaches?

July 8, 2010 2:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new study is investigating how quickly the Deepwater Horizon oil carried into Gulf of Mexico beach sands is being degraded by the sands' natural microbial communities, and whether native oil-eating bacteria that wash ashore with the crude are helping or hindering that process.

Rosetta lines up for spectacular asteroid flyby

July 8, 2010 2:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

On 10 July, ESA's Rosetta will fly past 21 Lutetia, the largest asteroid ever visited by a satellite. After weeks of manoeuvres and a challenging optical navigation campaign, Rosetta is perfectly lined up to skim by at 3162 km. Rosetta is expected to pass Lutetia at a relative speed of 54...

German Exports See Strong Gains

July 8, 2010 1:28 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Exports rose by a healthy 9.2 percent?in May as an improving global economy stoked demand, while imports surged by an even stronger 14.8 percent, official data showed.

Boeing Delivers 114 Jets In 2Q

July 8, 2010 1:28 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Aerospace company said it delivered 114 commercial jets in the second quarter, down from 125 jets a year ago but better than the 108 planes it delivered in the first quarter.

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Johnson & Johnson Unit Expands Recall

July 8, 2010 1:28 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

McNeil Consumer Healthcare business is expanding a recall of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol and Motrin IB because of a musty or moldy smell.

Chrysler To Make Payments On New Cars

July 8, 2010 1:28 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker says it will make two months worth of payments on most new vehicles bought this month as Chrysler tries to boost sales.

The End Of 'Made In China'

July 8, 2010 1:28 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the...

Mississippi coast faces environmental crisis

July 8, 2010 12:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WAVELAND, Mississippi (Reuters) - Coastal Mississippi is facing its biggest environmental crisis since Hurricane Katrina as oil from a leaking BP well in the Gulf of Mexico fouls its beaches and creeps onto inshore wetlands.

Aircraft completes first solar-powered night flight

July 8, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

PAYERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A giant glider-like aircraft has completed the first night flight propelled only by solar energy, organizers said on Thursday.

ORNL Researchers Win 8 R & D 100 Awards

July 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been honored with eight awards in the annual R&D 100 Awards by R&D Magazine. Sometimes referred to as the "Academy Awards of Science," the magazine selected winners for development of "one of the...

PNNL Scientists Win 4 R & D 100 Awards For Environment, Biology, Security Technologies

July 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ) Technologies that enhance threat and radiation detection, life sciences research and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels received recognition for their innovation today. R&D Magazine honored four advancements developed by researchers at...

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