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Is iron from soil a factor in algal blooms?

January 28, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Queensland University of Technology ) A team of researchers from Queensland University of Technology is investigating the part that iron from Australia's iron-rich soil plays in the algal blooms that plague parts of the eastern coast line during summer.

Stem cell breakthrough: Bone marrow cells are the answer

January 28, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) Using cells from mice, scientists discovered a new strategy for making embryonic stem cell transplants less likely to be rejected by a recipient's immune system. This strategy, described in a research report appearing the...

Using magnetic toys as inspiration, researchers tease out structures of self-assembled clusters

January 28, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Harvard University ) In the January 29 issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.The answer...

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Windows 7 Boosts Microsoft Profit

January 28, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Microsoft's quarterly profit jumped 60% as the software giant benefited from strong sales of computers running its new Windows 7.

Senators try to raise climate bill from ashes

January 28, 2010 11:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday.

Solar startup teams up with battery maker

January 28, 2010 10:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar startup Suniva Inc said on Thursday it would partner with the U.S. unit of Japanese battery company GS Yuasa Corp to develop solar-powered energy storage systems.

New simulation tool could shorten manufacturing design process

January 28, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Researchers have demonstrated they were able to speed up SystemC based simulation by factors of 30 to 100 times that of previous performances. SystemC is often used to shorten manufacturing design cycles to improve the time it takes to bring a product to the marketplace.

EASTEC Leads Precision Manufacturing into Growth Mode

January 28, 2010 9:28 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., January 27, 2010 - Manufacturing is poised for a rebound as it shakes off the ill effects of the recession. EASTEC, the largest annual precision manufacturing event on the East Coast, promises to be the place that manufacturers flock to as they look to upgrade...

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Oil demand has peaked in developed world: IEA

January 28, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil use in rich industrialized countries will never return to 2006 and 2007 levels because of more fuel efficiency and the use of alternatives, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

Uncorrelated activity in the brain

January 28, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Baylor College of Medicine ) Interconnected networks of neurons process information and give rise to perception by communicating with one another via small electrical impulses known as action potentials. In the past, scientists believed that adjacent neurons synchronized their...

U.S. senators look at options on climate bill

January 28, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate talks on a climate control bill were progressing with lawmakers looking at possible alternatives to the cap-and-trade plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, key U.S. senators told Reuters on Thursday.

Green investors should go geothermal, says VCH

January 28, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investors looking for fresh opportunities in the volatile renewable energy sector should look at stocks in the geothermal industry, a VCH Investment Group fund manager told Reuters on Thursday.

Shale gas is U.S. energy "game changer" says BP CEO

January 28, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - New technologies to extract gas from shale rock have altered the U.S. energy outlook for the next 100 years, Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP, said on Thursday.

FACTBOX: Renewable energy targets around the world

January 28, 2010 5:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - Several countries have introduced subsidies or incentives

Scientists map changes in science and beyond

January 28, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Public Library of Science ) How has the structure of scientific research changed over the past decade? A team of researchers from Umea University, Sweden, and the University of Washington aims to answer this question and others in a study published on January 27 in the online,...

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