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GATOR Approach Can Help Surfers To Evaluate Web-based Health Information

May 25, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) Eighty-six percent of adults use the internet to research health issues, but only 28-41 percent consult primary health-care providers about what they find out. The new GATOR acronym (genuine, accurate, trustworthy, origin and readability) encourages healthy...

Apple May Soon Unveil New iPhone Model

May 25, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Wal-Mart is cutting the price of the most up-to-date iPhone in half, a sign that Apple is getting ready to unveil a new model.

SME Education Foundation Board Member Honored by NYU-Poly

May 25, 2010 5:26 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 24, 2010 — Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, President and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), addressed the 2010 graduating class of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University during this year’s commencement...


Green machine: Hitting the lights in wasteful offices

May 25, 2010 5:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Smarter office lighting could be an easy win for energy-cutting initiatives

Fighting Climate Change: Alstom - Dow Technology Selected for Industrial CCS demonstration facility in France

May 25, 2010 4:25 am | by The Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Alstom and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) are pleased to announce that the EDF Group has awarded a contract to Alstom to develop, construct, operate and test in partnership an industrial demonstration facility to capture CO2 at the Le Havre coal-fired electric power plant in France....

Tanker and carrier collide off Singapore

May 25, 2010 2:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An oil tanker and a bulk carrier collided in waters between Malaysia and Singapore on Tuesday morning, spilling an estimated 2,000 metric tons of oil, but traffic in Asia's busiest shipping lane remained unaffected.

Birds shun organic wheat

May 25, 2010 2:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Birds shun organic seeds in favour of conventionally-grown grain when given the choice. This doesn't mean that organic foods are bad, say researchers; it's probably just that the birds find the more protein-rich conventional seed more satisfying to eat.

Memorial planned for rig victims as BP readies plan

May 25, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

GALLIANO, Louisiana (Reuters) - The 11 victims of last month's deadly offshore rig explosion will be honored at a memorial service on Tuesday as BP Plc prepares for a crucial attempt to seal a blown-out well that has spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for five weeks.


Senator Graham criticizes climate bill

May 24, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has seriously eroded chances for the Senate to pass a climate change bill this year, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday, as he also leveled new criticisms against the legislation he helped to write.

Students Recognized for Creativity and Skill in Energy Education Event

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Fifty-four teams from 18 Colorado schools participated in today’s Junior Solar Sprint competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Sustainable Solutions Abundant in New Offices

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Beetle kill wood is just the latest example of the resources used to make the Research Support Facility a model for sustainability.

GE to supply wind turbine for Lake Erie project

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Monday it was tapped to sell wind turbines for what is expected to be the first freshwater wind farm in the United States, planned for Lake Erie in the American Midwest.

Darwinian spacecraft engine to last twice as long

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Ion engines could reach even further into space, as engineers use a genetic algorithm to suggest a grid design that could double lifetime expectancy

Anti-aging supplements may be best taken not too late in life

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

Researchers investigated the potential anti-aging benefits of a commercially available mixture marketed for relieving chronic fatigue and protecting against muscle aging. The findings in rats suggest anti-aging supplements made up of mixtures might be better than single compounds at...

Comet dives into Sun: STEREO, SOHO spacecraft catch crash

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

Solar physicists have used STEREO data to track the path of a sun-grazing comet and have caught it crashing through the corona and chromosophere to evaporate in the photosphere.


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