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Schepens Scientist Wins Prize From SID

May 4, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Schepens Eye Research Institute ) Dr. Eli Peli, a senior scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute, has been selected by the Society for Information Display for the Otto Schade Prize. Peli will receive the award at a special presentation at the Society's Awards Banquet on May...

European carbon falls from new 17-month high

May 4, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices fell back from a new 17-month high on Tuesday, following 17 month highs, as some traders considered the market had raced too high.

BP Fights Oil Spill with Welding Torches, Cash

May 4, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BP Plc sought to stem the damage from a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico with technology, welding torches and money on Tuesday as crude kept spewing from an offshore oil well.

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Vans, light trucks face speed limiters in EU: draft

May 3, 2010 11:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Vans and light trucks should be fitted with mandatory speed limiters in the European Union to prevent them exceeding 120 km per hour and improve their fuel efficiency, according to an EU report.

Hormonal Contraceptives Associated With Higher Risk Of Female Sexual Dysfunction

May 3, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) Women taking non-oral and oral hormonal contraceptives were at highest risk of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), according to a study of female German medical students published today in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Interestingly, women taking non-hormonal...

Limiting global warming: Variety of efforts needed ranging from 'Herculean' to the readily actionable, scientists say

May 3, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Major greenhouse gas-emitting countries agreed in December climate talks held in Copenhagen that substantial action is required to limit the increase of global average temperature to less than 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). Climate researchers have identified three avenues by which those...

Scientists alter developing fish brain to resemble that of another species

May 3, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Biologists have been able to change the brain of a developing fish embryo to resemble that of another species.

AAPS Presents Therapeutic Protein Drug Interactions Workshop

May 3, 2010 8:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) This event will feature a review of pre-clinical tools, test systems, and relevant documented therapeutic-protein-drug interactions. Case studies, study designs, and acceptance criteria for certain interactions in clinical studies...

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Progress toward Gulf oil well cap

May 3, 2010 4:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc indicated some progress on Monday toward capping the underwater well that ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico almost two weeks ago, pushing a giant oil slick toward the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Recipe for Global Warming-Free Materials

May 3, 2010 3:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new study offers at least a partial recipe that industrial chemists could use in developing alternatives with less global warming potential than materials commonly used today.

Google Invests in Two Wind Farms

May 3, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google has invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms, the Internet giant's first direct investment in utility-scale renewable energy generation

Google Acquires BumpTop

May 3, 2010 2:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Elements of BumpTop's 3D user interface could be used in future Google smartphones or slate computers.

AKARI produces two new infrared all-sky catalogues

May 3, 2010 2:23 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Two new infrared catalogues, containing more than 1.3 million celestial sources, have been made public. The AKARI All-Sky Catalogues, based on the first all-sky infrared survey in more than a quarter of a century, will provide important new data for a wide range of studies that cover...

Diagnosing Heart Attacks May Be A Lick And A Click Away

May 3, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) A diagnostic tool developed by Rice University scientists to detect heart attacks using a person's saliva is being tested at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Environmentally Safe Fuel Cells May Emerge From Air-Force-funded MIT Research

May 3, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) MIT researchers are exploring a new technology funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation, which they call a thermopower wave, that may convert chemical energy to fuel cells for...

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