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Tri-Cities economy growing beyond Hanford

January 27, 2010 1:26 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

A diversified Tri-Cities economy that's increasingly independent of Hanford spending has grown with 30 percent more jobs and 50 percent more income for local residents in recent years, according to a new economic analysis from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National...

U.S. climate bill possible this year: Sen. Graham

January 27, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators on Wednesday renewed their commitment to passing a climate change law backed by President Barack Obama, saying they would continue to seek a compromise cap-and-trade bill this year.

MSI Launches Atom N450 Netbook

January 27, 2010 12:26 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The Wind U135 is powered by Intel's 1.66-GHz "Pine Trail" processor, which enables manufacturers to build smaller, more energy efficient netbooks.

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Morgan honored with History of Science Society prize

January 27, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Greg Morgan, an associate professor of philosophy at Stevens Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for best paper of 2009 in History of Science by the History of Science Society.

UC Riverside graphene specialist Jeanie Lau receives national honor at White House

January 27, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Riverside ) UC Riverside's Jeanie Lau, an associate professor of physics, received a 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. President...

Suntech sets site for 30 MW plant in Arizona

January 27, 2010 11:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd has selected the city of Goodyear in the sprawling Phoenix, Arizona area for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing plant, the company said on Wednesday.

Energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, mobile phones

January 27, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Princeton University, Engineering School ) Power-generating rubber films developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

IRSF announces translational research award funding to test potential therapeutics for Rett syndrome

January 27, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( International Rett Syndrome Foundation ) The International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) announced that it will commit $446,000 to fund a large translational research program to test potential therapeutics for Rett Syndrome in mouse models. IRSF's Advanced Neurotherapeutic Grant...

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A-Power signs new contract, delivers turbines

January 27, 2010 10:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd has shipped turbines to two wind projects in China, marking its first renewable power equipment delivery, the Chinese company said on Wednesday.

Climate change options for Congress in 2010

January 27, 2010 10:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Wednesday, he is expected to promote alternative energy as a way of tackling global warming problems and creating more domestic jobs.

Global warming to trigger more warming

January 27, 2010 9:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change caused by mankind will release extra heat-trapping gases stored in nature into the atmosphere in a small spur to global warming, a study showed.

Cleantech "needs billions" to scale up: fund

January 27, 2010 9:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Emerging clean energy technologies are facing a funding shortfall in a race to roll out at a commercial scale, said Alan Salzman, chief executive of investors VantagePoint Venture Partners, on Wednesday.

Trade Commission To Investigate Apple

January 27, 2010 9:29 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.

Discovery of mechanism in brain cell injury in Huntington's offers new treatment approaches

January 27, 2010 9:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of British Columbia ) Scientists at the Brain Research Centre and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics have uncovered a key cellular mechanism that alters brain cell function in Huntington's disease, and identified a possible treatment for the disease.

Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic

January 27, 2010 9:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

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