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Researchers Pursue Plasmonics And Photonics Technology For Optical Improvements

June 2, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.

2010 Meeting Of The Americas, Brazil: News Media Registration Open

June 2, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Geophysical Union ) News media registration is now open for the 2010 Meeting of the Americas (August 8-12, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil), where more than 2,200 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences. The meeting will bring together...

Hasbro Sues Competitors Over Patents

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is suing two competitors, Buzz Bee Toys and Lanard Toys, claiming they infringed on its patent for the Nerf and Super Soaker brands.

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Major Retailers To Limit Lead In Accessories

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement.

Sony Closing Hungary Plant, Moving Work To Malaysia

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Hungarian subsidiary of Sony said it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Unemployment Falls In Most Metro Areas

June 2, 2010 11:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Unemployment rates eased in April for more than 90 percent of the nation's 372 largest metro areas as hiring picked up around the country.

Most Automakers See Double-Digit Sales Gains

June 2, 2010 11:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Drivers snapped up new models and rental-car and government fleets ordered more vehicles in May,...

AMIA Members Manage HITECH Stimulus Grant Awards

June 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Medical Informatics Association ) Numerous grants funded by the US economic stimulus program Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to advance the use of health information technology and to ready a professional informatics work force, have...

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US, Ukraine Agree To Share Standards For Quality Of Medicines

June 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Pharmacopeia ) With the mutual goal of improving the quality of pharmaceuticals worldwide, the US Pharmacopeial Convention and the Ukraine Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for the Quality of Medicines have entered into an agreement to share standards for the quality, purity,...

Going Underground To Monitor Carbon Dioxide

June 2, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ) A technique originally, applied to monitor the flow of contaminants into shallow groundwater supplies, has been repurposed to monitor carbon dioxide pumped deep underground for storage.

Green machine: Cars could run on sunlight and CO2

June 2, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Solar-powered reactors promise a route to carbon-neutral motoring running on synthetic fuels

Copper nanowires enable bendable displays and solar cells; Pin-like copper structures self-assemble in solution

June 2, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, flat-screen TVs and computers, and flexible displays.

Hubble catches stars on the move: Surprising signs of unrest in massive star cluster

June 2, 2010 8:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

By exploiting the exquisite image quality of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and comparing two observations made 10 years apart astronomers have, for the first time, managed to measure the tiny motions of several hundred young stars within the central cluster of the star-forming...

Washington State Gets Beer & Candy Tax

June 2, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

The state sales tax on candy is a little confusing because it doesn't apply to sweets with flour content that are still considered food.

Saw Stuck in Thick Pipe on Blown-Out Well

June 2, 2010 7:33 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF & GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

A diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on the blown-out well; the cut-and-cap effort could temporarily increase the flow of oil by as much as 20 percent.

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