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Sunlight with cooling factor

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk, wine and fruit fresh.

Diatoms reveal freshwater pollution

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers in India have demonstrated that microscopic aquatic creatures could be used as the ecological equivalent of a canary in a coalmine for assessing inland freshwater lakes and ponds. The team reports how diatoms respond badly to pollutants and sewage contamination.

Feeling Stressed? So Is The Poplar

May 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Michigan Technological University ) Research led by Michigan Technological University scientists has identified the molecular mechanism that poplar trees use to adapt to changing soil conditions, as well as some of the genes that turn the process on or off.

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Stem Cells: In Search Of A Master Controller

May 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) With thousands of scientists across the globe searching for ways to use adult stem cells to fight disease, there's a growing emphasis on finding the "master regulator" that guides the day-to-day operations of stem cells. New research from Rice University and the...

Lear Recovers From Year-Ago Loss

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Auto supplier Lear said it reversed a loss from a year ago, helped by the recovery of the global auto industry.

Sara Lee Posts 3Q Loss But Raises Forecasts

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Food maker reported that it lost money in its fiscal third quarter, pulled down by significant charges and flat revenue.

Drop-Side Cribs Recalled For Safety Risk

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

About 170,000 drop-side cribs are being recalled in the United States after six infants were injured from faulty hardware that can cause the cribs? drop sides to detach.

Kimball International 3Q Profit Rises 54 Percent

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Electronics and furniture maker's profit climbed to $6.3 million, compared with $4.1 million a year earlier.

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Nokia Aims To Catch Up With Rivals

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

World?s top cell phone maker will launch new smart phones to ?help close the gap? with competitors that have overtaken Nokia in the market...

Solar stocks fall after Germany votes on cuts

May 6, 2010 12:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S.-listed shares of solar companies dropped by as much as 15 percent on Thursday, the day Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament approved cuts for solar power incentives to take effect from July.

Germany approves solar power incentive cuts

May 6, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament approved on Thursday controversial cuts for solar power incentives to take effect from July.

Eastman Stockholders Reelect Board Members

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

Eastman Chemical Company stockholders reelected directors Gary E. Anderson, Renée J. Hornbaker and Thomas H. McLain to three-year terms at the company's annual meeting. Stockholders also ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for Eastman for 2010.

Eastman Board Declares Dividend

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

KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 6, 2010 – The board of directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.44 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable July 1, 2010, to stockholders of record as of June 14, 2010.

Researchers Create Software For Robot To Improve Rescue Missions

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

( University of Missouri-Columbia ) In disaster emergencies, such as the recent West Virginia mine explosion or the earthquake in Haiti, it is often unsafe for responders to enter the scene, prolonging the rescue of potential survivors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have...

Virginia Tech Mathematician Wins International Award

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

( Virginia Tech ) John A. Burns will receive the W. T. and Idelia Reid Prize in Mathematics from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The prize recognizes outstanding research in the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. Burns is currently...

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