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Data indicates rising adoption of technology in Canadian clinical trials

December 21, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute ) A research team led by Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institute, evaluated the use of technology in Canadian clinical trials, and found that a...

Cold War Plutonium Plant Opens Its Doors

December 21, 2009 8:17 am | by ANNETTE CARY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A tall double fence topped with loops of lethal razor wire still surrounds key portions of Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant.

Eastman Sues To Protect PET Manufacturing Technology

December 21, 2009 7:49 am | Comments

Eastman Chemical filed a lawsuit against Indorama companies located in the United States, Europe and Thailand in connection with their unauthorized use of IntegRexâ„¢ PET manufacturing technology.


BP Plant Workers Awarded $100M

December 21, 2009 5:48 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A federal jury Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 workers who claimed they were injured in 2007 when a toxic substance was released at BP PLC's Texas City plant.

China, Westinghouse To Build Next-Gen Nuclear Plant

December 21, 2009 5:18 am | Comments

One of China's main nuclear power companies and the country's largest utility have launched a demonstration project that will use domestic technology based on knowhow first developed by Westinghouse.

Coca-Cola To Introduce PET Bottles Made From Bioethanol

December 18, 2009 8:14 am | Comments

Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. said Thursday it will introduce PET bottles made using bioethanol next spring for the first time in Japan.

Texas A & M physicist sees through the opaque with 'T-rays'

December 18, 2009 6:55 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Texas A&M University ) "T-rays" may make X-rays obsolete as a means of detecting bombs on terrorists or illegal drugs on traffickers, among other uses, contends a Texas A&M physicist who is helping lay the theoretical groundwork to make the concept a reality. In addition to being...

Stunning photos reveal rich Antarctic marine life

December 18, 2009 6:55 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Close-up photographs of bizarre marine animals in one of the fastest-warming seas on Earth show the area is home to a huge diversity of life. The creatures include ice fish, octopus, sea pigs, giant sea spiders, rare rays and basket stars.


New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due To Rising Energy Costs

December 18, 2009 6:54 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Lack of Resources, Strategic Plans and Internal Expertise Create Barriers to Lowering Energy Use and Utility Bills MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17, 2009 – Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Education Week Research...

Senate Sides With Drugmakers On Imports

December 17, 2009 11:38 am | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The Senate rejected a plan to allow Americans to import low-cost prescriptions from abroad, handing drug makers a victory that may help secure passage of President Obama's health care overhaul.

Analyst: Chemicals Industry Poised For Recovery

December 17, 2009 10:50 am | Comments

The global chemicals industry is poised for a gradual recovery in 2010, with stronger demand in China and South America tempered by constrained Western European and North American markets.

CA Meatpacker Recalling 22,723 Pounds Of Beef

December 16, 2009 1:49 pm | Comments

A company based in California is recalling some of its beef products because of concerns about possible salmonella contamination.

Indian Drugmaker Expands Louisiana Plant

December 16, 2009 1:45 pm | Comments

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc., a generic drug manufacturer based in India, said Monday that it will spend $16.5 million to expand its Shreveport production plant and create 73 new jobs.

Toy Regulators: Zhu Zhu Pets Don't Violate Safety Law

December 16, 2009 1:31 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Federal toy regulators said Zhu Zhu Pets do not violate safety standards after a consumer group raised concerns over the presence of a heavy metal on one model.

EPA Q & A On Emissions Regulations: The Threat & The Plan

December 16, 2009 1:24 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Here are some questions and answers about what was announced by the EPA, and what it means for international climate negotiations, action in Congress and global warming in general.


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