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Storing green electricity as natural gas

May 5, 2010 11:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Renewable electricity can be transformed into a substitute for natural gas. Until now, electricity was generated from gas. Now, a German-Austrian cooperation wants to go in the opposite direction. In the future, these researchers and entrepreneurs would like to store surplus electricity –...

Envisat Monitors Oil Spill Proximity To Loop Current

May 5, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Space Agency ) As fears grow that the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico could soon catch the oil slick and drag it south towards coral reefs in the Florida Keys, scientists are monitoring the situation closely with ESA's Envisat radar data.

EU carbon prices recover, close above 16 euros

May 5, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices clawed back from being down nearly 3 percent early on Wednesday to close back above 16 euros a tonne after energy and equity markets staged a late day recovery, traders said.

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First Detailed Underwater Survey Of Huge Volcanic Flank Collapse Deposits

May 5, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) ) A scientific team led by Dr. Peter Talling of the UK's National Oceanography Centre is currently aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook to map extremely large landslide deposits offshore from an active volcano on Montserrat in the...

A Cluster And A Sea Of Galaxies

May 5, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( ESO ) A new wide-field image released today by ESO displays many thousands of distant galaxies, and more particularly a large group belonging to the massive galaxy cluster known as Abell 315. As crowded as it may appear, this assembly of galaxies is only the proverbial "tip of the...

Rice Team Talks The Walk

May 5, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) The team of Rice seniors Jon Stanley, Ashley Hill and Laura Leim delivered the Trek Tracker, a high-tech video camera on a trolley that automates the process of videotaping a patient's gait, from the perfect angle, while the patient walks.

New Inhalable Measles Vaccine May Lead To Vaccines For Other Diseases

May 5, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Colorado at Boulder ) A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado at Boulder believe a dry powder, inhalable vaccine developed for measles prevention and slated for human clinical trials later this year in India will lead to other inhalable, inexpensive...

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches $16.75M Center Studying Social Cognitive Networks

May 5, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) Our social networks are staple sources of information, advice, and ideas. Add technology to the mix -- Twitter, Facebook, cell phones -- and the power of social networks balloons to a global scale. Harnessing that power is the work of the new...

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'Hair Of The Dog' May Help Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms But It Also Increases Alcohol Dependency

May 5, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Southampton ) Research defines alcohol's impact on signaling in nerve pathways.

U.S., BP fight huge oil spill above and below water

May 5, 2010 8:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - An army of workers toiled above and below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday to plug a gushing oil leak and protect the U.S. shoreline in one of the biggest spill containment efforts ever mounted.

Robotics Entrepreneur Rodney Brooks to Receive SME's Highest Honor

May 5, 2010 7:23 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 4, 2010 — Robots used for both business and consumers aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore thanks to the contributions of Rodney Brooks, PhD. Brooks is a robotics entrepreneur, founder, chairman and chief technology officer of Heartland Robotics Inc.,...

FDA Finds Bacteria in Recalled J & J Children's Meds

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to an FDA report.

Retail Data Shows Consumers 'Took A Breather' In April

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Analyst says ?consumers took a breather? in April compared with February and March, but the figures don?t signal a pullback in the recovery.

IDC: Chip Revenue Fell 9 Percent Last Year

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

New study from International Data Corp. shows worldwide semiconductor revenue fell 9 percent to $225.1 billion in 2009.

GM Appoints New U.S. Marketing Chief In Latest Shakeup

May 5, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors is replacing its newly named marketing chief with the former head of marketing at Hyundai Motor America, the latest shakeup at the automaker.

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