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Sequencing Of The Human Body Louse Genome

June 22, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Swiss Institute of Bioinoformatics ) The results of the sequencing and analysis of the human body louse genome, which were published on June 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer new insights into the intriguing biology of this disease-vector insect.

Discovery Of Controlled Swarm In Bacteria

June 22, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) A study led by researchers from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona describes one of the mechanisms in which pathogenic bacteria populations control the way they spread over the surface of the organs they infect and stop when they detect the...

Big Oil Criticizes Obama's Drilling Ban

June 22, 2010 7:09 am | by JANE WARDELL & JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Oil executives sharply criticized President Barack Obama's six-month ban on deepwater drilling at a major industry conference Tuesday.

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EU Sends Cartel Charges To Window Mounting Makers

June 22, 2010 6:30 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

European Union regulators say they have proof that nine European makers of window mountings colluded to increase the sales price.

Report Says Chinese Workers More Demanding

June 22, 2010 6:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Younger workers now make up the majority of China's migrant labor force and are quicker to speak up when they feel their rights are being violated than older workers, reports said.

EU Investigating Syngenta's Bid For Monsanto Unit

June 22, 2010 6:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Regulators say they need more time to investigate Swiss biotech company's $160 million bid for Monsanto's sunflower seed business, delaying its approval deadline until Oct. 26.

Worker Kills 1, Injures 10 at Mazda Factory

June 22, 2010 6:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

A disgruntled worker slammed his car into employees at a Mazda factory, killing one and injuring 10, stunning Japan just two years after an autoworker went on a deadly rampage.

Bombardier: Learjet 85 Withstanding Sluggish Economy

June 22, 2010 6:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company says?new business jet, set for delivery starting in 2013, has weathered?economic slowdown while other business jet models have faced order cancellations and deferrals.

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New Design For Motorcycle Engines Powered By Compressed Air

June 22, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) Two scientists in India have conceptually designed a new, cleaner motorcycle engine that uses compressed air to turn a small air turbine, generating enough power to run a motorcycle for up to 40 minutes. Their design, described in a recent issue of...

Liquid Crystals Light Way To Better Data Storage

June 22, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) Currently, most liquid crystal technologies rely on physical or chemical manipulation, such as rubbing in one direction, to align molecules in a preferred direction. In an important advance, scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have...

Data Mining Algorithm Explains Complex Temporal Interactions Among Genes

June 22, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Researchers at Virginia Tech, New York University, and the University of Milan, Italy, have created a data mining algorithm they call GOALIE that can automatically reveal how biological processes are coordinated in time.

Viral Protein Structure Study Offers HIV Therapy Hope

June 22, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Physical Laboratory ) The UK's National Physical Laboratory is involved in a collaborative project that is helping to further the understanding of HIV viral protein structure which could lead to new molecular medicines.

Dow and BASF receive Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for HPPO Technology

June 22, 2010 4:27 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and BASF received a 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award at a ceremony held at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, D.C. The two companies were honored for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology that...

You, your car, and climate change

June 22, 2010 1:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Knowing that car use contributes to greenhouse gas emissions is not enough for most of us to choose to walk instead. Strong but pragmatic policies are crucial if we are to become greener travellers, researchers say.

Australia probes U.S. biodiesel dumping

June 21, 2010 10:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is investigating complaints of U.S. dumping of biodiesel on the domestic market, the nation's customs agency said on Tuesday, a move that could see Canberra follow Europe in imposing anti-dumping duties.

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