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World's Biggest Study On Cell Phones And Brain Cancer Inconclusive

May 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Montreal ) The world's biggest investigation on possible links between cell-phone use and brain tumors is inconclusive, according to a Canadian scientist who collaborated on the Interphone International Study Group. Jack Siemiatycki, a professor at the University of...

Software Tool Helps Tap Into The Power Of Graphics Processing

May 17, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( North Carolina State University ) Today's computers rely on powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) to create the spectacular graphics in video games. In fact, these GPUs are now more powerful than the traditional central processing units. As a result, computer developers are...

GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix Vaccine Safe Again

May 17, 2010 8:11 am | by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Comments

The FDA urged pediatricians to temporarily stop using the vaccine after discovering that doses were contaminated with bits of an apparently benign pig virus.


High Sewage Nitrogen Levels Kill Worker

May 17, 2010 8:10 am | Comments

A city maintenance worker was exposed to high levels of nitrogen when he lost consciousness and fell about 30 feet into a manhole above a sewer line.

Shanghai Court Rejects Rio Tinto Appeal

May 17, 2010 7:55 am | Comments

Shanghai 's Higher People's Court has rejected appeals by three former employees of mining giant Rio Tinto of sentences for corruption and stealing commercial secrets.

Dispersant Shifts Oil Problem Underwater

May 17, 2010 7:51 am | by JASON DEAREN & MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press Writers | Comments

The EPA's decision to allow BP to shoot massive amounts of dispersing chemicals deep underwater may help protect vital marshes and wetlands on the Gulf Coast, but would shift the problem to deep-sea reefs.

BP Sucks Some Oil from Leaking Pipe

May 17, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

BP said a mile-long tube was funneling crude from a blown well to a tanker ship after three days of wrestling to get the stopgap measure into place.

China, U.S. Battle over Clean Energy Sales

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | Comments

U.S. leaders want China's clean energy boom to drive technology exports, but Beijing wants to create its own suppliers and is limiting access to its market.


BP Probe Finds Safety Issues On Atlantis Rig

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | Comments

Company probe finds problems with a second rig, which one official warned could 'lead to catastrophic operator error,' records and interviews show.

Study Says Cell Phone-Cancer Link 'Inconclusive'

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | Comments

A 10-year survey into the link between cell phone use and two types of brain cancer has proved inconclusive, according to report to be published Tuesday.

Ammunition Plant Sees Production Surge

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | Comments

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant to produce about 1.5 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition and undergo $244 million modernization program to keep up with demand.

GM Posts First Profit In Nearly 3 Years

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by | Comments

General Motors says it earned $865 million from January through March, a strong sign GM has reversed course from staggering losses...

Stripes Offer Clues To Superconductivity

May 17, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) Magnetic stripes hint at the origin of superconductivity in ceramics.

Dynamic Bulk Density Meter

May 17, 2010 6:01 am | Comments

3i’s Technologies’ BatcHHouse™   dynamic bulk density meter is a real-time, in-line dynamic bulk density meter with feed-forward or feed-back mode.

Nissan says Leaf electric car to cost under $38,100

May 17, 2010 4:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Nissan, Japan's third-biggest carmaker, said on Monday its Leaf electric car would cost under 30,000 euros ($38,110) in most European countries after incentives offered by governments to push the new technology.


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