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Japan's Mental Illness Workers Comp Claims Spike

June 14, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Number of people who claimed workers' compensation for mental illnesses they suffered because of overwork or other work-related situations surged 22 percent.

FAA Under Pressure To Allow Drones Over U.S.

June 14, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act.

Internet Firms In China Partner On Fair Practices

June 14, 2010 5:28 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The group's goal is to limit malicious competition among online software and increase self oversight while increasing product openness.


Monsanto Company Adds TripleFLEX Herbicide to its Corn Portfolio

June 14, 2010 5:28 am | by Monsanto | Comments

ST. LOUIS (June 14, 2010) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it has added an acetochlor premix formulation for pre-emerge and post-emerge use in corn to its corn herbicide portfolio.&nbs

Scientists Create Nano-patterned Superconducting Thin Films

June 14, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory ) A team of scientists has fabricated thin films patterned with large arrays of superconducting nanowires and loops with variable electrical resistance in an external magnetic field. Such superconducting nanowires and nano-loops might eventually...

Electricity Regulators from India Learn from California

June 14, 2010 5:23 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Three solid days of talks on feed-in tariffs, decoupling and demand-side management may not sound like exciting stuff to most people, but to certain a group of visitors from India, such topics could not be more welcome. This week, a 20-member delegation, including representatives of...

Google Claims Wi-Fi Data Gathering Legal

June 14, 2010 4:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Three Congressmen have called for a FTC investigation of Google's discontinued practice of gathering data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks, but the search provider claims it broke no U.S. laws.

Siver nanoparticles are not harmful to fish

June 14, 2010 2:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Scientists have found that tiny silver nanoparticles in rivers may not be as damaging to fish as previously thought. But there is still a lot to understand about nanoparticles before we can come up with standard tests to assess their toxic effects.


Brand preference may be in the drink, not in the head, vodka study shows

June 13, 2010 9:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people's preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could alter vodka's perceived taste.

New Research Into The Deep Ocean Floor Yields Promising Results For Microbiologists

June 13, 2010 8:28 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Research by a small group of microbiologists is revealing how marine microbes live in a mysterious area of the Earth: the realm just beneath the deep ocean floor. The ocean crust may be the largest biological reservoir on our planet.

China's Goldwind pulls $1.2 billiion Hong Kong IPO: source

June 13, 2010 6:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's second-largest wind turbine maker, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co, pulled its up-to-$1.2 billion initial public offering, a source said on Sunday, the fifth Hong Kong IPO shelved since last month.

Obama wants BP escrow account

June 13, 2010 6:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will press BP executives this week to set up an escrow account to pay damage claims by individuals and businesses hurt by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

Obama: no intent to devalue BP

June 12, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BURAS, La./ LONDON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday that he had no interest in undermining the value of oil company BP Plc following the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

New microbial genetic system dissects biomass to biofuel conversion

June 12, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A research team has developed a powerful new tool that promises to unlock the secrets of biomass degradation, a critical step in the development of cost-effective cellulosic biofuels.


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