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WPI Computer Science Professor Receives HP Labs Innovation Research Award

July 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Worcester Polytechnic Institute ) Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received a second year of funding from the prestigious HP Labs Innovation Research Program, which provides colleges, universities and research...

Extra Large Galactic Survey Puts Limits On Ultralight Particles

July 12, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) Neutrinos are so numerous that they affected the evolution of the universe in ways that provide an estimate of their masses.

The Proton -- Smaller Than Thought

July 12, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) An international team measures the charge radius of the hydrogen nucleus and stumbles across some mysteries of physics.


Thesis Analyzes Factors Responsible For The Case Of Basque Natural Cider Turning Bitter

July 12, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Malolactic fermentation is a key part in the process of cider making, as it reduces acidity. Malic acid, a common component in fruit, undergoes a chemical transformation, turning into lactic acid. In the case of Basque natural cider (unlike with wine), after...

University Of Toronto Chemists Make Breakthrough In Nanoscience Research

July 12, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Toronto ) A team of scientists led by Eugenia Kumacheva of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto has discovered a way to predict the organization of nanoparticles in larger forms by treating them much the same as ensembles of molecules formed from...

Breaking Biomass Better

July 12, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Joint Genome Institute ) The US Department of Energy is funding several projects focused on identifying enzymes in organisms such as fungi that degrade cellulosic feedstocks. The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) previously sequenced and published the genomes of two...

ECX to launch 2015-2020 EU carbon futures contracts

July 12, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Climate Exchange (ECX) will launch futures for European Union carbon permits for December-delivery between 2015 and 2020, the London-based emissions exchange said on Monday.

The Controlled Release Alliance (Between Colorcon, Inc. and Dow Wolff Cellulosics) Introduces Methocel™ DC Premium Grade Excipient for Direct Compression of Controlled Release...

July 12, 2010 8:26 am | by The Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Dow Wolff Cellulosics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, along with their Controlled Release Alliance partner, Colorcon Inc., today announced the launch of METHOCEL™ Direct Compression (DC) Premium Grade Hypromellose Polymers, a new product that can reduce the costs of...


Microsoft Cloud System Azure Gets Boost

July 12, 2010 8:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Microsoft Corp. announced agreements with technology giants Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. related to its Windows Azure cloud-computing operating system.

Artificial Intelligence For Improving Team Sports

July 12, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are participating in a study to develop a system for evaluating sport performance through application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to automatically analyze the development of plays.

MIT Researchers Create Fibers That Can Detect And Produce Sound

July 12, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) In the August issue of Nature Materials, MIT Professor Yoel Fink, and his collaborators, announce a new milestone on the path to functional fibers: fibers that can detect and produce sound. Applications could include clothes that are...

New Research Can Spot Cloud Computing Problems Before They Start

July 12, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( North Carolina State University ) Large-scale computer hosting infrastructures offer a variety of services to computer users, including cloud. But when these infrastructures run into problems -- like bottlenecks that slow their operating speed -- it can be costly for both the...

Sprint Adds 4G Wireless Markets

July 12, 2010 8:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Carrier launches in New York, California, and Oregon add to growing list of WiMax locations.

EVO 4G Shortages Hurting Sprint's WiMax Lead

July 12, 2010 8:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that the company might blow its 4G lead due to a lack of 4G-enabled devices. The HTC-made EVO 4G, in particular, is almost non-existent.

Construction at Nuclear Plant Could Resume Soon

July 12, 2010 7:43 am | Comments

Construction could soon resume on a planned nuclear power plant in eastern Georgia after it was stopped because a contractor failed to ask its workers in writing about drug or alcohol abuse.


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