Scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant's sugars.
( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate new Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance is as detailed as 50 full-HDTV movies playing at once, with optical detail to spare.
( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) Mean reaction time on a morning psychomotor vigilance task slowed significantly by 3.6 ms after exposure to recorded traffic noise during sleep, and slowed reactions were directly and significantly related to increases in both the frequency and...
( Burness Communications ) The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced more than $1 million in grants to six projects that will conduct health impact assessments at the state and local levels.
WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc seeks to double the amount of oil it captures from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, while the U.S. Gulf Coast will be struggling with the environmental mess from the huge spill for years, the Coast Guard said on Monday.
Astronomers have theorized that the planet Earth and the Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now, the collision was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old, or approximately 4,537...
A University of Pittsburgh engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water using a filter that blocks oil while allowing water to pass through.
( University of California - San Diego ) Wireless sensors that monitor your heart even though they do not actually touch your skin are at the center of UC San Diego electrical engineering PhD student Yu Mike Chi's dissertation. This technology -- and the plan for commercializing it...
DEARBORN, Mich., June 7, 2010 — American actor and humorist, Will Rogers (1879-1935) said, “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.” And so, the SME Education Foundation has polished up its award-winning Manufacturing is Cool...
( University at Buffalo ) If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 US patents, all in energy storage.
( American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ) The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will present six prestigious awards at an awards luncheon at noon on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago.
Nokia-Siemens says it will develop TD-LTE dual-use equipment, but the mobile broadband technology's overseas success is a long shot.
Companion Data Services received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to host the National Level Repository, which will track healthcare providers' meaningful use of technology.
To support the British Petroleum oil spill cleanup, white papers on technologies for oil-sensing and oil wellhead control are sought.
WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc plans to double the amount of oil it is capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well to 20,000 barrels per day, the Coast Guard admiral leading the government relief effort said on Monday.