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A Warmer Future For Watersports

May 19, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Physical Laboratory ) Watersports enthusiasts will soon be able to surf in colder waters and keep warm for longer, thanks to the National Physical Laboratory and UK wetsuit manufacturer, Spartan.

U.S. Trade Mission to China Pushes Clean Energy

May 19, 2010 7:05 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | Comments

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is focused on encouraging clean energy technology sales, an area of huge potential given China's need to upgrade its industries and improve energy efficiency.  

Brewers ‘Had to Go Back’ to Resume Wage Talks

May 19, 2010 7:03 am | Comments

Union officials say the 1,100 Carlsberg employees on strike have returned to work to enable new negotiations with the brewer about wage increases.

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Kirin Develops Light Plastic Bottle to Help Curb CO2

May 19, 2010 6:58 am | Comments

Kirin managed to reduce the weight of its plastic bottle to 35 grams, making it 7 grams lighter than the bottle currently in use but just as strong.

China Buys Hi-Tech Nuclear Control Valves

May 19, 2010 6:51 am | Comments

Two third-generation nuclear plants in China will use nuclear bellows seal control valves that are built to handle stringent switch-off failure requirements. 

BP May Use Supertanker Plane to Drop Dispersant

May 19, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

A 20,000 gallon supertanker plane that could be used to drop dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico to break up oil from a blown well has been doing test runs in Waco.

Robotic Systems Seen As Military Lifesavers

May 19, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

A prototype ?autonomous robot car? might one day help avoid military fatalities from bombings and ambushes -- or so its designers hope.

Consumer Prices Dip In April

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Labor Department said Wednesday that consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent last month, reflecting a big fall in energy prices.

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Lufthansa Gets First Airbus A380

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Delivery of the $370 million plane, the largest in the history of civil aviation, comes three years late as Airbus has struggled to cope with production delays.

Deere 2Q Profit Up On Improving Sales

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Maker of iconic green and yellow machinery said its second-quarter profit jumped 16 percent to $547.5 million as sales of farm and construction equipment improved.

EU Fines Memory Chip Companies $403M

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

European Union fined 10 producers of memory chips, including Samsung, a combined $403 million on Wednesday for...

Dynamic HIV Testing

May 19, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) A relatively simple electronic gadget could speed up HIV/AIDS diagnostics and improve accuracy particularly in parts of the world with very limited access to health-care workers. The device is described in the International Journal of Biomedical...

Enabling Video Systems To React Intelligently To Content

May 19, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( EUREKA ) Highly sophisticated video-content analysis now makes possible fast and reliable diagnosis of pulmonary embolisms, automatically detects threatening situations in surveillance scenarios and can provide more enjoyable and customized home entertainment. The systems achieve...

Nuclear Plant Kills 1 Billion Organisms a Year

May 19, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Environmental problems relating to the "once-through" water cooling system at New York's Indian Point nuclear plant could result in a permanent shut down.

Custom-Engineered Transfer Chutes

May 19, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

Martin Engineering’s Inertial Flow TM transfer chutes can minimize impact and wear on liners and belts, while containing the dust and spillage that are often generated at transfer points.

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