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Purple bacteria best for harvesting solar energy

May 4, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. A physicist thinks its cellular arrangement could be adapted for use in solar panels and other energy conversion devices to offer a more efficient way to garner energy from the sun.

Program That Measures Troop Exposure to Air Pollution in Middle East Should Be Strengthened

May 4, 2010 8:25 pm | by National Academies | Comments

Results from the U.S. Department of Defense enhanced particulate matter surveillance program (EPMSP) document that military personnel deployed in the Middle East are exposed to high concentrations of particulate matter, such as windblown dust or diesel emissions, says a new report from...

Global warming: Future temperatures could exceed livable limits, researchers find

May 4, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Worst-case scenarios for global warming could lead to deadly temperatures for humans in coming centuries. Researchers for the first time have calculated the highest tolerable "wet-bulb" temperature and found it could be exceeded for the first time in human history in future climate...

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Melanoma not caused by early ultraviolet (UVA) light exposure, new fish experiments show

May 4, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model that previously made that connection, scientists report. UVA exposure is unlikely to have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma, the researchers conclude, because the fish model had been the...

AAPS Immunogenicity Training Course To Be Offered Prior To National Biotechnology Conference

May 4, 2010 8:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) AAPS is pleased to present "Development of Ligand Binding Analytical Methods to Support Immunogenicity Testing: Theoretical and Practical Considerations." The focus of this course is on the development and validation of analytical...

Better weather aids fight against oil slick

May 4, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A flotilla of nearly 200 boats tackled a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, taking advantage of calm weather to intensify the fight to reduce the spill and limit its impact on the U.S. shoreline.

Weather aids oil slick fight; current feared

May 4, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A flotilla of nearly 200 boats tackled a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, taking advantage of calm weather to intensify containment efforts while a scientist warned that a powerful current could carry the crude to Miami and points...

DNA barcoding exposes fake ferns in international plant trade

May 4, 2010 4:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

DNA testing of garden ferns sold at plant nurseries in North Carolina, Texas, and California has found that plants marketed as American natives may actually be exotic species from other parts of the globe.

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Militant Attacks Against Shell Spilled 14,000 Tons of Crude

May 4, 2010 1:48 pm | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC faces regular attacks by Nigerian militants who have targeted pipelines, kidnapped petroleum company workers and fought government troops since 2006.

EPA Forces PR to Upgrade 126 Wastewater Plants

May 4, 2010 1:35 pm | Comments

Puerto Rico's water utility must pay a $1 million civil penalty and upgrade 126 water treatment plants, including some that currently discharge untreated sludge into local waterways.

Honeywell's HTF7000 Engine Fleet Delivering 99.95 Percent Reliability After Five Years Of Service

May 4, 2010 1:24 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Gulfstream G250 Flight Test Engines Flying Embraer Legacy Engine Passes Primary Design Review EBACE, GENEVA, May 4, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced its HTF7000 engine fleet has surpassed the 700,000 fleet-hour milestone while delivering 99.95 percent reliability. More than...

Honeywell Receives Certification for Satellite Communications System on Dassault Falcon 7X Business Jet

May 4, 2010 1:24 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

High-Speed Data Enables Streaming for Laptop, Smartphone Use First Business Aviation Satellite Communication System to Provide Managed Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Capability EBACE, GENEVA, May 4, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the Honeywell MCS-7120 Satellite...

Cell phones could double as night vision devices

May 4, 2010 1:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Call it Nitelite: The newest app for cell phones might be night vision. An engineering researcher has crafted a nickel-sized imaging device that uses organic light-emitting diode technology similar to that found in cell phone or laptop screens for night vision. But unlike night vision...

Researchers Find Melanoma Not Caused By Early UVA Light Exposure

May 4, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center ) Early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model that previously made that connection, scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported May 4 in the online Early Edition...

Comcast Launches Boston Wireless Data Service

May 4, 2010 1:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The High-Speed 2go service will compete with Verizon's LTE data service, which is testing in the Boston area.

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