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Containment Box Close to Ruptured Well

May 7, 2010 7:16 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Reports confirm that the device will soon be in position over the well where undersea robots are placing alignment markers around the main oil leak. 

Trapping Giant Rydberg Atoms For Faster Quantum Computers

May 7, 2010 6:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Michigan ) In an achievement that could help enable fast quantum computers, University of Michigan physicists have built a better Rydberg atom trap. Rydberg atoms are highly excited, nearly-ionized giants that can be thousands of times larger than their ground-state...

Fatty Acid To Enhance Anticancer Drug

May 7, 2010 6:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres ) Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have discovered that bioavailability and efficacy of the blood cancer drug azacytidine increase when the substance is coupled to a fatty acid.

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Interesting Stories At The IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference

May 7, 2010 6:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Society for Medical Oncology ) The following abstracts will be presented at the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels.

Kraft 1Q Net Income Sweetened by Cadbury

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Nation's largest food maker said it earned $1.88 billion in the first quarter, compared to $660 million in the same period last year, as it began to integrate Cadbury.

Job Creation Rises in April

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Private employers — the backbone of the economy — added a surprisingly strong 231,000 positions in April, the most in four years.

Consumer Reports Drops Lexus ?Don't Buy? Rating

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Magazine said the Lexus GX 460 luxury SUV passed a previously-failed emergency handling test after a dealership updated software that runs its electronic stability control system.

Panasonic Trims Losses On Sales Recovery

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

World's biggest maker of plasma TVs slashed its losses for the January-March quarter to just under $1 billion as the company benefited from a recovery in global sales.

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Bridgestone Returns To Profit In 1Q

May 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Tire maker said it mustered a net profit of $191 million in the January-March quarter amid a gradual global recovery.

Bugs will give us free power while cleaning our sewage

May 7, 2010 5:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Anammox bacteria don't need the energy-hungry oxygen supply of conventional sewage plants, and even produce methane that we can use as fuel

EU carbon falls on euro, Greek debt worries

May 7, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices fell on Friday, pulled lower by ongoing worries over the euro and the Greek debt crisis, traders said.

North America seeks agreement on tough greenhouse gas

May 6, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Canada, and Mexico have proposed to amend a landmark global pact protecting the ozone layer to fight emissions of a refrigerant chemical thousands of times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, the U.S. EPA said on Thursday.

Oil from Gulf spill creeps ashore in Louisiana

May 6, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico sloshed ashore on a chain of islands off the Louisiana coast on Thursday as the Obama administration accused BP Plc and its partners of making "very major mistakes" in the ill-fated drilling operation.

Hidden side of star birth revealed

May 6, 2010 5:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The first scientific results from ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation. New images show thousands of distant galaxies furiously building stars and beautiful star-forming clouds draped across the Milky Way. One picture even...

Carnegie Mellon's Shaw Receives IEEE Award For Software Engineering Education

May 6, 2010 3:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Council on Software Engineering as the first recipient of its Distinguished Educator Award.

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