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NASA rover finds clue to Mars' past and environment for life

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.

NASA images show oil's invasion along Louisiana coast

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

New images, acquired on May 24, 2010 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, show the encroachment of oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig into Louisiana's wildlife habitats.

Testing Predictions In Electrochemical Nanosystems

June 7, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are gearing up for experimental tests of findings they arrived at through theoretical considerations: that electrochemical reactions take place more rapidly on isolated, nanometer-scale electrodes...


ASCO Data Show Serum DNA Blood Tests Detect Cancers With High Sensitivity And Specificity

June 7, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( BioCom Partners ) Chronix Biomedical's study of 575 individuals at ASCO shows its serum DNA blood tests can accurately detect early stage breast cancer and prostate cancer. Chronix's technology identifies disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on circulating DNA fragments...

Baby Bubbler A Breath Of Fresh Air

June 7, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) A team of Rice University seniors developed a device that could save babies' lives. The Baby Bubbler -- or in its more technical guise, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device -- helps children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover.

Hershey Workers Approve Job Cuts

June 7, 2010 6:49 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The overwhelming approval showed that some workers slated to lose their jobs still voted yes because it would save someone else's job.

Plastics Manufacturer Outgrows GA Plant

June 7, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Schutz Containers Systems will start building a nearly 600,000-square-foot facility in a few months, bringing up to 300 jobs to Georgia within five years.

Containment Cap Collecting Substantial Amount of Oil

June 7, 2010 6:36 am | by HOLBROOK MOHR & JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP chief executive Tony Hayward said that over the last 24 hours, the cap placed on the gusher near the sea floor trapped about 420,000 gallons of oil.


Panel Recommends Continued use of Oil Dispersant

June 7, 2010 6:30 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish.

Biodiesel Plant Fined for Safety Violations after Explosion

June 7, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

Imperium Grays Harbor was fined $11,700 for 11 serious violations, defined as those with potential to cause death or serious injury, after a 10,000-gallon glycerin tank exploded last December.

Seven Convicted over Bhopal Gas Tragedy

June 7, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead.

Millipore Shareholders OK $6B Sale to Merck KGaA

June 4, 2010 7:13 am | Comments

Biotech equipment maker Millipore Corp. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $6 billion sale to German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA.

McDonald's Recalls 12M Cadmium-Tainted Shrek Glasses

June 4, 2010 6:46 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles.

Containment Cap Collecting Some Oil

June 4, 2010 6:38 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Robots a mile beneath the Gulf positioned the lid over the main pipe on the leaking well Thursday night.

CT Urges Tighter Rules for Pipe Cleaning After Kleen Plant Blast

June 4, 2010 6:15 am | by STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A panel studying the deadly Kleen power plant explosion wants state regulators to consider stronger licensing and training rules on "gas blow" procedures, in which high-pressure natural gas is blown through pipes.  


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