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Former DuPont Chemist Pleads Guilty to Theft

June 9, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

Authorities said Hong Meng transferred information about Dupont's work with OLED displays to his Chinese email account and sent samples to a colleague after accepting a position at Peking University.

Officials Confirm Mustard Gas Catch; Widespread Dumping

June 9, 2010 6:08 am | by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A crew member is recovering after his fishing vessel pulled in military shells containing mustard gas. Thousands of tons of chemical weapons were dumped off U.S. coasts after World War II.

Propofol Poses Low Risk In Pediatric Imaging Studies, But Risk Increases With Anesthesia Duration

June 9, 2010 4:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Children's National Medical Center ) A new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine finds that propofol, a well-known anesthesia medication, has a low occurrence of adverse events for children undergoing research-driven imaging studies. The study, led by a...

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Global fossil fuel CO2 falls, 1st time since '98: BP

June 9, 2010 2:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Global greenhouse gas emissions from energy use fell for the first time since 1998, as the economic recession slashed industrial production and fossil fuel consumption in most countries, BP said on Wednesday.

Sleep May Help You Become A 'Guitar Hero'

June 8, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) The improvement in performance accuracy on "Guitar Hero III" was greater after a night of sleep than after a similar length of daytime wakefulness. At acquisition participants played about 61 percent of the notes correctly. Performance accuracy...

'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma

June 8, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers report developing a "nanocoax" technology that can support a highly efficient thin film solar cells. The nanocoax structures prove to be thick enough to absorb a sufficient amount of light, yet thin enough to extract current with increased efficiency.

Artificial aurora created to help predict space weather

June 8, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

For more than 25 years, our understanding of terrestrial space weather has been partly based on incorrect assumptions about how nitrogen, the most abundant gas in our atmosphere, reacts when it collides with electrons produced by energetic ultraviolet sunlight and solar wind. Now...

BP siphons off more oil

June 8, 2010 7:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it was capturing more oil from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well while U.S. scientists tried to figure out just how much crude was still pouring out.

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Economist says oil spill helps renewable fuels

June 8, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Renewable fuels like corn-based ethanol will get a boost as the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico feeds worries by Americans about long-term dependence on oil, a top U.S. private agricultural economist said on Tuesday.

Vacuum cleaner sucks up strokes

June 8, 2010 3:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A clot vacuum cleaner that sucks out stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain may sound like science fiction. But this potentially paradigm-shifting procedure may successfully salvage brain cells for more than just the first three hours following a major stroke, with...

Radioactive optical imaging and 'quantum dot' nano-imaging at the forefront of molecular medicine

June 8, 2010 3:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have presented the results of a multidisciplinary study involving the capture of radiation luminescence and radioactive-excited nanoparticles to help detect subtle signs of disease. Currently, nuclear medicine agents and imaging technology image the behavior of particles at...

NASA's FASTSAT Satellite Readies For Shipment To Alaska

June 8, 2010 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) NASA has successfully completed a comprehensive pre-shipment review of the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, a small, microsatellite class spacecraft bus that will carry six experiment payloads to low-Earth orbit.

BP: will donate oil proceeds to wildlife rehab

June 8, 2010 1:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc on Tuesday said it will donate net revenues from oil recovered from its stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well to restore wildlife habitats in the Gulf Coast.

Verizon Touts Its Smartphones Against iPhone Buzz

June 8, 2010 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

A video promoting Verizon's variety of smartphones and mobile operating systems was released a few hours before Apple's unveiling of the latest iPhone.

BP siphons off more oil from well

June 8, 2010 12:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it had sharply increased the amount of oil it was capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but U.S. officials are still trying to figure out how much crude is actually gushing out.

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