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Smoke-detector isotope to power space probes

July 14, 2010 10:27 am | by New Scientist | Comments

The European Space Agency wants a radioactive isotope commonly used in smoke alarms to power its robotic spacecraft to the outer solar system

'Cool' imagery lowers hot flashes through hypnotherapy

July 14, 2010 10:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

With an estimated 85 percent of women experiencing hot flashes as they approach menopause, researchers are concentrating on finding effective treatments that do not include hormonal or other pharmaceutical therapies. Now, a new study has shown that women who specifically pictured images...

Medications found to cause long term cognitive impairment of aging brain, study finds

July 14, 2010 10:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a new study which reported that taking one anticholinergic...


Unravelling the mystery of massive star birth: All stars are born the same way

July 14, 2010 10:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Astronomers have obtained the first image of a dusty disc closely encircling a massive baby star, providing direct evidence that massive stars form in the same way as their smaller brethren.

LG, Toshiba Join Zigbee Steering Committee

July 14, 2010 9:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The group's RF4CE wireless standard is aimed at bringing advanced features to remote controls and other consumer electronics.

Brüggemann Chemical Group Collaborates With Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. To Improve Monomer Conversion In Post-Polymerization

July 14, 2010 8:25 am | by Hexion | Comments

Brüggemann Chemical Group Collaborates With Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. To Improve

AP: Volt To Have Longer Warranty

July 14, 2010 7:30 am | by | Comments

General Motors?will guarantee the battery in the Chevrolet Volt electric car for a longer period than its conventional car warranties, AP source says.

Missouri Senate Still At Odds Over Ford Bill

July 14, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Senators stayed up all night debating legislation to give Ford tax incentives to keep its assembly plant near Kansas City, but a filibuster continued to prevent a vote Wednesday.


Retail Sales Edge Down In June

July 14, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department reported retail spending dropped 0.5 percent in June, falling for the second straight month as the economic recovery slows.

Ford Edge SUV To Get Mustang Engine

July 14, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Automaker said it will revamp the 2011 Ford Edge Sport model?-- the high-performance version of the Edge -- with the same engine as the Mustang sports car.

White House Report Claims More Jobs From Stimulus

July 14, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

?New White House report says last year's $862 billion stimulus law has now...

Flotek Industries chairman retires

July 14, 2010 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The chairman of Flotek Industries will retire, the oilfield services company said Wednesday, nearly a year after he stepped down as president and CEO.Jerry Dumas, whose age was not immediately available, took the helm at Flotek in 1998. His retirement is effective immediately.He retired from...

Natural Gas Blowout Caused by Safety Shortcut

July 14, 2010 6:43 am | Comments

A natural gas drilling company failed to use a proper backup pressure-control system last month when hooking up a well to a pipeline, leading to a major blowout in Pennsylvania that spewed gas and wastewater for 16 hours.

Work on BP's Containment Cap & Relief Well Halted

July 14, 2010 6:36 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & TOM BREEN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

After days of progress on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, BP said Wednesday that delays have temporarily stopped work beneath the water on both a stopgap solution and a permanent fix to the gusher.

Q+A: What's supplementing China's gasoline?

July 14, 2010 6:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nearly 3 million tonnes of methanol gets blended yearly into China's rapidly growing gasoline market, replacing a slice of demand for the refined oil product, a trend largely unnoticed by the industry.


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