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Copper nanowires enable bendable displays and solar cells; Pin-like copper structures self-assemble in solution

June 2, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, flat-screen TVs and computers, and flexible displays.

Hubble catches stars on the move: Surprising signs of unrest in massive star cluster

June 2, 2010 8:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

By exploiting the exquisite image quality of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and comparing two observations made 10 years apart astronomers have, for the first time, managed to measure the tiny motions of several hundred young stars within the central cluster of the star-forming...

Washington State Gets Beer & Candy Tax

June 2, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

The state sales tax on candy is a little confusing because it doesn't apply to sweets with flour content that are still considered food.


Saw Stuck in Thick Pipe on Blown-Out Well

June 2, 2010 7:33 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF & GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

A diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on the blown-out well; the cut-and-cap effort could temporarily increase the flow of oil by as much as 20 percent.

New Evidence That Chili Pepper Ingredient Fights Fat

June 2, 2010 7:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting new evidence that capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body. Their study, which could lead to new treatments...

First Paper 'dipstick' Test For Determining Blood Type

June 2, 2010 7:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting development of the first "dipstick" test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies. Their study on the test, which involves placing a drop of blood on a specially treated paper strip, appears...

Eyes Of Cattle May Become New Windows To Detect Mad Cow Disease

June 2, 2010 7:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) The eyes may or may not be windows to the soul, as the old adage goes, but scientists are reporting evidence that a peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disease....

Military Develops Multi-purpose 'green' Decontaminants For Terrorist Attack Sites

June 2, 2010 7:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Chemists with the United States military have developed a set of ultra-strength cleaners that could be used in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. The new formulas are tough enough to get rid of nerve gas, mustard gas, radioactive isotopes, and anthrax....


Nanosponge Drug Delivery System More Effective Than Direct Injection

June 2, 2010 7:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Vanderbilt University ) When loaded with an anticancer drug, a delivery system based on a novel material called nanosponge is three to five times more effective at reducing tumor growth than direct injection.

Life On Mars: University Of Leicester To Detect Clues For Alien Existence

June 2, 2010 7:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Leicester ) Development Model of Mars Rover at University of Leicester on Friday June 4

Dr. Mitola Delivers Keynote Address And Leads Workshop At International Software Radio Conference

June 2, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) On June 7-8, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St James, London, United Kingdom, Dr. Joseph Mitola III, Vice President for the Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology, will deliver the Keynote Address and lead a workshop on Software...

Foxconn Decides on 30 Percent Pay Rises

June 2, 2010 7:22 am | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group, shaken by the suicides at its China plants, says it is raising the pay of workers by 30 percent, a greater increase than first planned.

Dow Corning to Spend $13M on R & D in Europe

June 2, 2010 7:19 am | Comments

Dow Corning will build two new buildings for research into silicon-based materials and photovoltaic cells.

Hershey Plant Modernization Could Cost 600 Jobs

June 2, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

The Hershey Co. is proposing to slash up to 600 jobs in a move to modernize and expand the newer of its two hometown plants while shutting down production in the original plant.

Lockheed Martin Selling 2 Units, Merging Others

June 2, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. says it will sell two businesses and realign others, saying the moves will improve its performance.


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