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Quebec-Area Manufacturing Is Taking Off

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 7, 2010 — Manufacturing in Quebec has done an about face. In the depths of the recent recession, pundits were claiming that recovery would be a long and slow road for the manufacturing sector in Quebec. But on the heels of one blockbuster announcement after...

Chemist Stitches Up Speedier Chemical Reactions

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Calgary ) University of Calgary chemist Warren Piers outlines the inner workings of the Piers catalyst in a new paper in Nature Chemistry online.

'Happy Ending' Gives Recyclable Products Higher Status

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Queensland University of Technology ) A Ph.D. industrial design candidate surveyed people's emotional attachment to various materials and found they valued those that could be recycled, reused or "relifed" over those that ended up in landfill. She suggests products should be make...


EMBO Gold Medal 2010 Recognizes Jason W. Chin

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

( European Molecular Biology Organization ) The European Molecular Biology Organization today announced the award of the EMBO Gold Medal 2010 to Jason W. Chin from the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Chin receives the award for his pioneering work on...

IBM And NTU Announce Collaborative Effort To Converge Cloud Computing And High Performance Computing

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

( Nanyang Technological University ) Leveraging its High Performance Computing Centre, one of ASEAN's fastest and greenest supercomputer to-date, NTU will work with IBM to combine the strengths of cloud computing and HPC to further reinforce Singapore's position as a vibrant, global...

New Measurement Network To Encourage Innovation Throughout The UK

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

( National Physical Laboratory ) The National Physical Laboratory is launching a new Measurement Network to provide comprehensive access to the latest measurement science. It will bring together nineteen existing NPL knowledge transfer clubs and networks into a central hub -- making...

United Tech Insurance To Cover Employees' Children

May 10, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

Parent company of Pratt & Whitney will extend health care benefits to employees' unmarried dependent children up to age 26 four months ahead of a federal requirement.

Oregon Becomes Test Market For Electric Cars

May 10, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

State is one of nation's first significant test markets for plug-in cars, which supporters say could cut pollution and create jobs.


Practical Analysis: The Cloud View From The Trenches

May 10, 2010 3:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Much of the discussion of cloud computing and data center architectures tends to miss the mark for customers that aren't large enterprises.

China says new global climate deal still far away

May 9, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top climate negotiator said on Saturday although progress had been made in negotiations for a new accord to combat global warming, there was still some distance to go before a binding deal could be secured.

LDPE-Market Begins Its Recovery - New Study From Ceresana Research

May 9, 2010 8:28 pm | by 1888PressRelease | Comments

Coatings and some other applications of low density polyethylene will recover relatively quickly from the economical crisis.

Huge U.S. oil spill drifts west; BP mulls options

May 9, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ROBERT, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc engineers desperately explored options on Sunday to control oil gushing from a ruptured well deep under the Gulf of Mexico after a setback with a huge undersea containment dome fueled fears of a prolonged and growing environmental disaster.

Quality of a tomato depends more on temperature than on natural light

May 9, 2010 8:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers questioned the generally held belief that the quality of tomatoes depends primarily on their exposure to natural light and states that the most determining factor is temperature.

Atomic movement during photosynthesis photographed with X-ray flash

May 9, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers in Sweden have managed, with the help of an advanced X-ray flash, to photograph the movement of atoms during photosynthesis. The achievement could be used in the solar panels of the future, where researchers hope to be able to imitate the sophisticated energy conversion of...

Novel artificial pancreas successfully controls blood sugar more than 24 hours

May 9, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients.


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