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AKARI produces two new infrared all-sky catalogues

May 3, 2010 2:23 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Two new infrared catalogues, containing more than 1.3 million celestial sources, have been made public. The AKARI All-Sky Catalogues, based on the first all-sky infrared survey in more than a quarter of a century, will provide important new data for a wide range of studies that cover...

Diagnosing Heart Attacks May Be A Lick And A Click Away

May 3, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) A diagnostic tool developed by Rice University scientists to detect heart attacks using a person's saliva is being tested at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Environmentally Safe Fuel Cells May Emerge From Air-Force-funded MIT Research

May 3, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) MIT researchers are exploring a new technology funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation, which they call a thermopower wave, that may convert chemical energy to fuel cells for...


NHTSA Probes Sticky Pedal Problem In Dodge SUV

May 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by | Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a problem with sticky gas pedals in 2007 Dodge Caliber small sport utility vehicles.

Auto Industry Continues Recovery Despite Slow April

May 3, 2010 12:24 pm | by | Comments

U.S. auto industry stayed on the road to recovery in April, but demand slipped from March as some...

BP reels as spill advances, fallout widens

May 3, 2010 12:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc was under siege on Monday over the catastrophic oil spill from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, as its shares fell and the U.S. government pressed it to try to limit a major environmental disaster.

Hexion Announces Surcharge on Rosin-Based Resin Products

May 3, 2010 12:24 pm | by Hexion | Comments

Hexion Announces Surcharge on Rosin-Based Resin Products

Pinstripes, pitchforks and profits

May 3, 2010 11:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - Many firms in Boston's financial district invest in things you can't touch: currency futures, index options, credit derivatives and so on.


Pioneers to Project Visions for the Future of Additive Manufacturing at RAPID 2010/3D IMAGING Conference

May 3, 2010 10:24 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. April 30, 2010 — Top executives from companies pioneering the use of additive manufacturing and 3D imaging in the aerospace and defense, automotive, entertainment, games, medical and sports and recreation industries will demonstrate innovations and a vision for the...

Fishing closed in Gulf waters affected by oil spill

May 3, 2010 10:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials closed commercial and recreational fishing in a large swathe of waters hit by the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Sunday.

Kyoto risks collapse; U.N. urges government action

May 3, 2010 10:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments must confront risks that the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol for fighting climate change will collapse because of splits about a successor treaty, the U.N.'s top climate official said on Monday.

Purple is the new green

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Miami ) Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. Neil Johnson, a physicist and head of the interdisciplinary research group in complexity in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, thinks its cellular...

Improving UAVs using holographic adaptive optics

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported holographic, adaptive, optics research may help transform software into computer-free, electronics for unmanned aerial vehicles, high energy lasers and free-space optical communications that...

An optical traffic cop for rapid communication

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) Dr. Koby Scheuer of Tel Aviv University has developed a new technology for the nano-photonics market, which manufactures optical devices and components. His plastic-based "filter" is made from nanometer-sized grooves embedded into the...

Nalco shares jump on news of oil spill cleanup work

May 3, 2010 9:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Nalco Holding Co jumped more than 11 percent on Monday following news that the water treatment maker was supplying chemicals for oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico.


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