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Recycling at crux of Apple tablet's green rating

January 27, 2010 5:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

By Martin LaMonica, CNET Green Tech(http://news.cnet.com/greentech/?tag=rb_content;overviewHead)

Almost half of injured Haitians are likely to be children, pediatric emergency study indicates

January 27, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Southern California ) A statistical study by a specialist group at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California indicates that the victims of the January 12 quake include an extraordinarily high number of children -- more than 110,000,...

Innovative technique can spot errors in key technological systems

January 27, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Science Foundation ) An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems ranging from satellites to weather instruments.

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Virtual Disaster Viewer aids Haiti relief effort

January 27, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) An innovative web tool that allows earthquake experts worldwide to pool knowledge quickly and effectively is boosting action to help Haiti's earthquake victims. The Virtual Disaster Viewer is being used by relief agencies...

Signing contracts on the telephone

January 27, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Researchers at Fraunhofer SIT have developed a digital signature for Internet telephony that allows the legally binding archiving of calls. At the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the experts will be demonstrating how the VoIPS software works.

A forensic analysis of Hurricane Katrina's impact: methods and findings

January 27, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) A recent special edition of the Elsevier journal Ocean Engineering provides an analysis of the impact of Hurricane Katrina and an overview of the lessons learned in the aftermath of the disaster.

Lawmakers Want to Separate Drugmakers & Doctors

January 27, 2010 5:22 am | by MARTIGA LOHN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Three proposals by Minnesota lawmakers aim to further regulate the relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies.

WI Senate Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

January 27, 2010 4:59 am | Comments

The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill that would ban the chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and other cups for children.

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FDA Recalls 2M Defective Medical Needles

January 27, 2010 4:51 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Business Writer | Comments

Federal health officials recalled 2 million medical needles because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies.

UK firms could cut energy bills up to 30 percent

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Small and medium-sized British businesses could cut their energy costs by up to 30 percent a year but are unaware of the true potential for savings, a survey by the Carbon Trust shows.

Interest in voluntary carbon credits picks up

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Carbon offset retailers and brokers have seen increased interest in and demand for voluntary carbon credits this month, particularly from the United States.

BlackRock clean fund targets Asian solar stocks

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - BlackRock's New Energy Fund is "cautiously" investing more in solar companies after a glut in solar panels and falling prices saw producers' margins squeezed over the past two years, its fund manager said.

EU carbon at one-week high

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were at a one-week high on Wednesday, as rising British natural gas prices and prolonged cold weather supported prices, traders said.

Japan says still hopeful for global climate deal

January 27, 2010 4:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday reaching a legally binding climate agreement in Mexico by the end of the year could be tough given uncertainties over the fate of U.S. legislation but it had not lost hope for a global deal.

NTU, Rice establish infodynamics institute

January 27, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Nanyang Technological University and Rice University, a leading United States research university, today agreed to jointly establish the Institute of Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics in Singapore. Led by NTU, the multidisciplinary bi-national...

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