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Panasonic Trims Losses On Sales Recovery

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

World's biggest maker of plasma TVs slashed its losses for the January-March quarter to just under $1 billion as the company benefited from a recovery in global sales.

Bridgestone Returns To Profit In 1Q

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Tire maker said it mustered a net profit of $191 million in the January-March quarter amid a gradual global recovery.

Bugs will give us free power while cleaning our sewage

May 7, 2010 5:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Anammox bacteria don't need the energy-hungry oxygen supply of conventional sewage plants, and even produce methane that we can use as fuel

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EU carbon falls on euro, Greek debt worries

May 7, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices fell on Friday, pulled lower by ongoing worries over the euro and the Greek debt crisis, traders said.

North America seeks agreement on tough greenhouse gas

May 6, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Canada, and Mexico have proposed to amend a landmark global pact protecting the ozone layer to fight emissions of a refrigerant chemical thousands of times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, the U.S. EPA said on Thursday.

Oil from Gulf spill creeps ashore in Louisiana

May 6, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico sloshed ashore on a chain of islands off the Louisiana coast on Thursday as the Obama administration accused BP Plc and its partners of making "very major mistakes" in the ill-fated drilling operation.

Hidden side of star birth revealed

May 6, 2010 5:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The first scientific results from ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation. New images show thousands of distant galaxies furiously building stars and beautiful star-forming clouds draped across the Milky Way. One picture even...

Carnegie Mellon's Shaw Receives IEEE Award For Software Engineering Education

May 6, 2010 3:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Council on Software Engineering as the first recipient of its Distinguished Educator Award.

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Gulf residents ready "hairmats" to soak up oil

May 6, 2010 1:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - While a vast containment operation dumps gallons of chemical dispersant and lays miles of plastic boom to attack a massive spreading oil slick, some U.S. Gulf Coast residents are turning to more unlikely remedies -- hair and pantyhose.

Herschel Reveals The Hidden Side Of Star Birth

May 6, 2010 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Space Agency ) The first scientific results from ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation. New images show thousands of distant galaxies furiously building stars and beautiful star-forming clouds draped across the...

New 'metamaterial' Device May Lead To See-through Cameras And Scanners

May 6, 2010 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Optical Society of America ) Devices that can mimic Superman's X-ray vision and see through clothing, walls or human flesh are the stuff of comic book fantasy, but a group of scientists at Boston University has taken a step toward making such futuristic devices a reality. The...

HP To Ditch Windows 7 For Homegrown OS?

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Indications are Hewlett-Packard is, at the very least, looking to become less dependent on Microsoft as it charts its future.

Sunlight with cooling factor

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk, wine and fruit fresh.

Diatoms reveal freshwater pollution

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers in India have demonstrated that microscopic aquatic creatures could be used as the ecological equivalent of a canary in a coalmine for assessing inland freshwater lakes and ponds. The team reports how diatoms respond badly to pollutants and sewage contamination.

Feeling Stressed? So Is The Poplar

May 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Michigan Technological University ) Research led by Michigan Technological University scientists has identified the molecular mechanism that poplar trees use to adapt to changing soil conditions, as well as some of the genes that turn the process on or off.

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