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Kyoto risks collapse; U.N. urges government action

May 3, 2010 10:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments must confront risks that the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol for fighting climate change will collapse because of splits about a successor treaty, the U.N.'s top climate official said on Monday.

Purple is the new green

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Miami ) Purple bacteria seem to have the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. Neil Johnson, a physicist and head of the interdisciplinary research group in complexity in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, thinks its cellular...

Improving UAVs using holographic adaptive optics

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported holographic, adaptive, optics research may help transform software into computer-free, electronics for unmanned aerial vehicles, high energy lasers and free-space optical communications that...


An optical traffic cop for rapid communication

May 3, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) Dr. Koby Scheuer of Tel Aviv University has developed a new technology for the nano-photonics market, which manufactures optical devices and components. His plastic-based "filter" is made from nanometer-sized grooves embedded into the...

Nalco shares jump on news of oil spill cleanup work

May 3, 2010 9:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Nalco Holding Co jumped more than 11 percent on Monday following news that the water treatment maker was supplying chemicals for oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico.

HP Windows 7 Slate Lives?

May 3, 2010 9:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Promotional videos featuring the tablet in action still appear on Hewlett-Packard's Web site.

Opera To Speed Email With FastMail Buy

May 3, 2010 8:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

FastMail will give the Opera browser the capability of improving messaging delivery on devices ranging from mobile phones and computers to TVs and gaming consoles.

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Completes Construction of Manufacturing Unit To Produce SNOWTACK™ Water-based Tackifier Dispersions

May 3, 2010 8:25 am | by Hexion | Comments

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Completes Construction of Manufacturing Unit To Produce SNOWTACK™


Densest dice packing and computing with molecules

May 3, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) Physicists have made two new breakthroughs -- discovering a shape that packs more efficiently than any other known, and completing a high speed quantum calculation thousands of times faster than possible with conventional computation.

Envisat monitoring changes in oil spill

May 3, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Space Agency ) ESA's Envisat has captured the changes in direction of the rapidly-growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as strong winds over the weekend pushed it around and hampered clean-up efforts.

Symposium spotlights new paradigms in genomics, celebrates AIDS-fighting drug at 25 years

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Brown University ) Samuel Broder, the former director of the National Cancer Institute who presided over the successful testing of the AIDS-fighting drug AZT, will speak on the AIDS pandemic and how AZT changed public attitudes toward the disease. Broder will be among 17...

Reveal-all scanner for works of art

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Painted-over murals were thought to be irretrievably lost because conventional methods are seldom suitable to rendering the hidden works visible without causing damage. Research scientists now aim to reveal the secrets of these paintings non-destructively...

Keck Futures Initiative awards $1.25 million for 13 research projects

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Academy of Sciences ) The National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative announced today the recipients of its latest round of FUTURES grants, awarded to support interdisciplinary research.

Researchers Prepare for Most Powerful Supercomputer

May 3, 2010 7:27 am | by IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY | Comments

They can't wait to do chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second, but it's not all that power that's driving researchers to develop computational chemistry at the petascale.

Green gyms: healthier grist for recycled treadmills

May 3, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's not easy being green, but health clubs are finding that being good to the planet may also reward their bottom line.


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