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Intracellular Express -- Why Transport Protein Molecules Have Brakes

May 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Through single-molecule biomechanical experiments, Munich researchers have revealed in unprecedented detail how an intracellular express delivery service works, and why it is so efficient. With tools including optical tweezers, they manipulated a...

Contaminants In Groundwater Used For Public Supply

May 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( United States Geological Survey ) More than 20 percent of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the nation contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS study focused...

U.S. unveils new push for more efficient cars, trucks

May 21, 2010 9:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama unveiled a U.S. government push on Friday to boost auto fuel economy for model-year 2017 passenger vehicles and beyond, and introduce a truck efficiency target for the first time.

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Danger In The Internet Cafe?

May 21, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Calgary ) University of Calgary computer scientists predict a new form of adware may become a threat to computer security through wireless networks.

FCC Releases Mobile Market Analysis

May 21, 2010 9:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The report suggests that the wireless market is more concentrated and less competitive than in recent years.

Dow Energy Solutions Put Next Generation Homes Within Reach

May 21, 2010 8:25 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Cobblestone Homes today introduced Michigan’s first, affordable net-zero energy home. Using readily available energy efficiency technologies from Dow, the house, dubbed the “Vision Zero” home is expected to save $3,507 in energy costs and avert...

Secretary Chu: Help Save the World

May 21, 2010 8:24 am | by US Department of Energy | Comments

In his commencement address to Washington University students, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu emphasizes the role of clean energy in America's future.

'Scrubbing' Chemical-contaminated Buildings Clean With Lasers

May 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) While no terrorist has managed to deploy a dirty bomb, the same cannot be said of chemical agents. In a series of tests still underway researchers are using lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulfur mustard gas and VX, a...

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How Laptops Can Enhance Learning In College Classrooms

May 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Michigan ) Despite the distraction potential of laptops in college classrooms, new research shows that they can actually increase students' engagement, attentiveness, participation and learning.

Computer solves 400-piece jigsaw to claim world record

May 21, 2010 8:23 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Software has reassembled an image cut into 400 squares in just 3 minutes – the algorithm could help improve commercial image editing software

Ninth Suicide at Chinese Plant

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

A worker at Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and iPads, jumped to his death Friday — the ninth suicide this year.

P & G Attempts to Quell Pampers Critics, Flies in ‘Mommy Bloggers’

May 21, 2010 7:33 am | by DAN SEWELL, AP Business Writer | Comments

Four women who blog about consumer products talked diapers with Procter & Gamble officials and advisers as the company tries to counter fast-spreading online criticism.

Polaris Moving Wisconsin Operation To Mexico

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Maker of snowmobiles, ATVs and Victory motorcycles will shut down its parts plant in Osceola, Wisc., as it moves many of the operations to a new facility in Mexico.

Japan?s FOI Files For Bankruptcy

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Embattled semiconductor production equipment maker FOI Corp. filed for bankruptcy proceedings in Japan after piling up liabilities totaling around $104 million.

Another Foxconn Worker Commits Suicide In China

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Worker at Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and iPads, jumped to his death -- the ninth suicide this year at world's largest contract maker of electronics.

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