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No-till farming improves soil stability, research finds

May 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new study across the central Great Plains on the effects of more than 19 years of various tillage practices shows that no-till makes soil much more stable than plowed soil.

Penn Bioengineers Say Cellular Workouts Strengthen Endothelial Cells' Grasp

May 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pennsylvania ) University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces -- the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures -- by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating...

Cutting-edge Vaccine Research To Be Showcased At AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

May 13, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) Novel vaccines for diseases ranging from the flu to HIV highlight a week's worth of biotechnology research at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference. Scientists from academia,...

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Millions of Jobs Could Be Gone for Good

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Jobs in the beleaguered manufacturing sector are among the millions of jobs lost during the Great Recession that may not return.

Canadian legislators grill BP over Arctic drilling

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Exasperated Canadian legislators grilled the head of BP Plc Canadian unit on Thursday, concerned about the risks of the company's plans to drill in Arctic waters after the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Lizards face extinction from global warming: study

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lizards are in danger of dying out on a large scale as rising global temperatures force them to spend more time staying cool in the shade and less time tending to basic needs like eating and mating.

Pest munches up China fields after GM crop sprays halt

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A once minor pest has ravaged fruit orchards and cotton fields in China after farmers stopped spraying insecticide in crops of a genetically-modified type of cotton resistant to bollworms, experts said.

Monsanto Enhances Replant Program to Mid-South Farmers in Flood Zone

May 13, 2010 11:27 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Enhancements Designed to Maximize Best Options for Planting

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Electric car adoption to remain slow: study

May 13, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) - High cost and still-limited performance will keep the number of electric cars at only 2 percent to 5 percent of the U.S. market a decade from now, a study by Deloitte Consulting issued on Thursday shows.

Verizon Sets Sights On Rural LTE

May 13, 2010 11:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

FCC leaders praised Verizon's goal of bringing its Long-Term Evolution broadband into underserved areas.

Eastman Chemical Company Opens State-of-the-art Plant for Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester

May 13, 2010 10:26 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company today is celebrating the grand opening of a new plant exclusively dedicated to the production of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester at its headquarters in Kingsport, Tenn.

New Third-Party Test Results Confirm Eastman Tritan Copolyester is Free of Bisphenol A and Estrogenic Activity

May 13, 2010 10:26 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company today released test results that demonstrate Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is free from bisphenol A (BPA) and estrogenic activity (EA).

Congo should review Lake Albert oil deals: group

May 13, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo should renegotiate the terms of its Lake Albert oil deals to avoid the "oil curse" that has fed corruption and poverty in other energy producing nations, an advocacy group said on Thursday.

Venezuelan gas rig sinks, no damage

May 13, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig sank in the Caribbean sea early on Thursday, but all 95 workers were evacuated safely and there was no leakage, the government said.

Pharmaceutical Companies Provide EPA 100 Drugs To Help Predict Toxicity

May 13, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) The US EPA will continue validating its ToxCast screening tool by screening more than 100 drugs provided by Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis and Merck. These drugs never entered the marketplace because they demonstrated different types...

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