SINGAPORE/CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's main opposition coalition, which has repeatedly blocked attempts to pass carbon trading laws, is eyeing a voluntary scheme based on buying up cheap offsets as a way to break the deadlock.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The four-letter word that will dominate President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday -- jobs -- could be the savior for faltering climate control legislation, or at least that's environmentalists' latest hope.
Profibus UK has announced that the 7th annual Profibus and Profinet User Conference will take place on 29-30 June 2010 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that the 2010 Industrial Automation Safety and Security and Symposium will take place on 28-29 April in New Orleans.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments, and the benefits of the therapy grow after treatment has ended, according to new research.
Venus flytrap for nuclear waste: New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-upJanuary 26, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments
Like a Venus flytrap, a new material permanently traps only its desired prey, the radioactive ion cesium, and not harmless sodium ions. The material can remove 100 percent of the cesium -- found in nuclear waste but very difficult to clean up -- from a sodium-heavy solution. It is cesium...
Computer scientists in the UK have developed a new way of making life-like animations of trees using video footage of the real thing.
( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) In an advance that might interest Q-Branch NIST and partners from industry and academia have designed and tested experimental antennas that are highly efficient and yet a fraction of the size of standard antenna systems with...
After months of trying to extricate the Spirit rover from a sand trap, NASA believes the attempt is hopeless â€“ but the robot's useful life may not be over
( University of California - San Diego ) Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego have joined forces with the Department of Radiation Oncology in the university's School of Medicine, its Department of Mathematics, and the DOE/Lawrence Livermore...
( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) NIST has released its final report on the May 2, 2009, collapse during a severe thunderstorm of the fabric-covered, steel frame practice facility owned by the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys.
( University of Wisconsin-Madison ) The long struggle to move the most versatile stem cells from the laboratory to the clinic got another boost with an $8.8 million contract award to the Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
( Scripps Research Institute ) Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute have determined for the first time that prions, bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease, are capable of Darwinian evolution.
Scientists are developing a way to control the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force that attracts objects when they are only hundred nanometers apart.
( University of Iowa ) With the discovery of a new type of chemical modification on an important muscle protein, a University of Iowa study improves understanding of certain muscular dystrophies and could potentially lead to new treatments for the conditions.