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Pitt Team Designs Artificial Cells That Communicate And Cooperate Like Biological Cells, Ants

July 19, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pittsburgh ) University of Pittsburgh researchers designed "biologically inspired" artificial cells capable of self-organizing into independent groups that can communicate and cooperate, behaving like complex natural organisms.

NASA Grant Supports Center For Astrobiology In Search For Conditions Of Life In The Universe

July 19, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) The New York Center for Astrobiology will widen the scope of its search for the building blocks of life beyond Earth with the help of a new NASA grant. Based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the center is devoted to investigating the origins...

ACP Medical Laboratory Evaluation Program Gains Approval From CAP Accreditation Program

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American College of Physicians ) The American College of Physicians' Medical Laboratory Evaluation program recently gained approval to offer certain analytes for use with the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program. The CAP accreditation program is an...


Artificial gut frees sewage-eating robot from humans

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

A biomass-powered robot with a digestive system shows it can operate for a week without human help, by feeding, watering and cleansing itself

Green machine: A salty solution for power generation

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Put seawater and fresh water together and electricity flows – now schemes to do it on an industrial scale are beginning to show promise

'Violin fungus' genetically decoded

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

An international team has sequenced the genome of the common split gill mushroom, Schizophyllum commune, a widely distributed fungus which grows on and decomposes wood. It is this ability which scientists have exploited to improve the tonal qualities of wood used to make violins.

Honda to roll out plug-in hybrid car in 2013: report

July 19, 2010 12:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is working on a hybrid car that can be recharged at home and an all-electric vehicle, both for release in about three years, the Nikkei business daily reported.

UT Researchers: English Ivy May Give Sunblock A Makeover

July 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have found that nanoparticles in ivy may protect skin from UV radiation at least four times better than the metal-based sunblocks found on store shelves today.


Advance Made Toward Communication, Computing At 'terahertz' Speeds

July 19, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) Physicists in the United States and Germany have discovered a way to use a gallium arsenide nanodevice as a signal processor at "terahertz" speeds, the first time it's been used for this purpose and an important step forward in the new world of optical...

Air Products to open office in Abu Dhabi

July 19, 2010 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. said Monday it plans to open an office in Abu Dhabi to expand its business presence in the Middle East.Air Products, which manufactures specialty gasses and materials, also said it will create a subsidiary called Air Products Gulf Gas LLC through a joint venture....

Investors worry about seepage at BP well

July 19, 2010 10:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Shares of energy giant BP Plc dropped on Monday amid concerns about seepage at its capped Gulf of Mexico oil well as speculation grew about assets the company may sell to pay the multibillion-dollar costs for the spill.

Chevron and KOGAS Sign Major LNG And Equity Agreements for the Wheatstone Project

July 19, 2010 9:25 am | by Chevron Corporation | Comments

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced today that its Australian subsidiaries signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone natural gas project in Australia.

Technology For Locating First Responders In Buildings To Be Showcased At National Workshop

July 19, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Worcester Polytechnic Institute ) Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a leader in the development of technology for precisely locating, tracking, and monitoring first responders inside buildings, will host the fifth annual Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking...

Obama Tells GOP To Restore Jobless Benefits

July 19, 2010 8:27 am | by | Comments

President will call on Republican lawmakers to stop blocking an extension of unemployment benefits as the Senate prepares to take up the issue again this week.

PPG says it received gets $1.2M contract from BAE

July 19, 2010 8:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PPG Industries Inc. said Monday it received a $1.2 million contract from BAE Systems Inc. to make special transparent shields that protect gunners on U.S. Marine Corps tactical vehicles.The transparencies are being made at PPG's facility in Sylmar, and the company has started delivering them to...


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