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NJIT Engineer Helps Stroke Patients Regain Motor Functions In Hands, Arms

June 10, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( New Jersey Institute of Technology ) Helping stroke patients regain use of their hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual-reality-based video-game therapies is the focal point of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Thanks to a $1.3 million...

Self-defense Strategies Of Moss

June 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena ) Snails don't like all plants in the same way -- they shun moss. Why is that so? "Moss is capable of building up chemical compounds that protect them from enemies," says Dr. Georg Pohnert of Jena University. He and his team succeeded in...

Storm Elves And Sprites Recorded On Video

June 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology ) A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these observations has...

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U.S. Trade Deficit Rises, Exports Slip

June 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Trade deficit at highest level in 16 months as exports fell, a potentially worrisome sign that Europe's debt troubles are beginning to hurt U.S. manufacturers.

Gates Wants More Money For Clean Energy

June 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and several other business executives want the U.S. to dramatically increase spending on clean energy innovation.

New U.S. Jobless Claims Continue To Decline

June 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Labor Dept. said new claims for jobless benefits fell for third straight week and workers continuing to claim jobless benefits fell by largest amount in almost a year.

EU Launches Tight Biofuel Standards

June 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

European Union's top energy official set what he calls the world's toughest standards for biofuels, demanding that producers meet strict environmental criteria.

Samsung Investing $3.6B In Texas Chip Plant

June 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

South Korean company said due to projected heavy demand for advanced logic chips, it will invest $3.6...

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Monsanto, ARMtech Unveil Biotech Yield Assurance(SM) Program for Farmers

June 10, 2010 6:26 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Innovative Crop Insurance Policy Based on Agricultural Biotechnology Traits Becomes Available in 2011

Elsevier Acquires Collexis

June 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) The acquisition of Collexis accelerates Elsevier's ability to help researchers and decision-makers, establish, execute and evaluate research strategies and deliver higher ROI.

Open Access Uptake: 5 Years On

June 10, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oxford University Press ) Through the Oxford Open initiative, launched in July 2005, Oxford University Press has experimented with open access models and has been carefully monitoring and sharing results. Today, over 90 Oxford journals are hybrid open access and six are fully open access.

Senate Votes to Block EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

June 10, 2010 6:11 am | by JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A Republican-led measure coming to a vote in the Senate would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying out rules to regulate carbon and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.  

$82M Payout for Family of Worker Killed in Plant Explosion

June 10, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

A jury decided that Hanover Compression L.P. — the company that engineered and built the plant — was grossly negligent and 90 percent responsible.

U.S. initiates weekly ethanol production report

June 10, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States continued on the path of producing more ethanol, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday in its first weekly production report on the alternative motor fuel.

Climate already helping disease spread north: study

June 10, 2010 4:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Rising global temperatures might already be helping infectious diseases to creep north, according to a report by European scientists.

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