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Climate determines the pecking order of birds: study

June 23, 2010 12:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Birds use their bills to regulate body heat, meaning climate plays a role in the size of their beaks, scientists say.

Toshiba to supply drive motors for Ford hybrids

June 22, 2010 8:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

DETROIT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday it will supply drive motors for Ford Motor Co hybrid vehicles, aiming to cash in on surging demand for green cars.

Obama Administration to Issue New Drilling Moratorium

June 22, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

The Obama administration scrambled to resurrect a ban on deepwater oil drilling after a U.S. judge declared that its six-month moratorium was too broad and arbitrary.


Hurricane Celia weakens far out in Mexican Pacific

June 22, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Celia, the first hurricane of the 2010 eastern Pacific season, weakened on Tuesday as it continued on a westward path out to sea and away from Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Methane in Gulf "astonishingly high": U.S. scientist

June 22, 2010 3:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) - As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.

WSI ups 2010 hurricane forecast to 20 named storms

June 22, 2010 3:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private forecaster Weather Services International (WSI) said on Tuesday its latest forecast called for a more active 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.

Experts demand European action on plastics chemical

June 22, 2010 3:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists and international health organizations from around the world called on Europe's food safety watchdog on Wednesday to regulate against exposure to a potentially harmful chemical found in plastic containers.

Canada set to track ships using Northwest Passage

June 22, 2010 2:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada, which has a disputed sovereignty claim to the Northwest Passage, will require all larger ships plying the Arctic sea route to register starting on July 1, the government said on Tuesday.


More wins needed in climate talks: World Bank

June 22, 2010 1:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World climate talks set for November in Mexico could make progress on how poorer states cope with global warming, but more wins are needed at the table to produce a big breakthrough at the long-running talks, a senior World Bank official said.

NJIT Professor Heads Panel Studying Sudden Car Acceleration

June 22, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( New Jersey Institute of Technology ) Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 13-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies to identify possible causes of unintended...

Q & A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records

June 22, 2010 11:28 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.

Toshiba to build drive motors for hybrids in Houston

June 22, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday that it will begin producing drive motors for hybrid vehicles for Ford Motor Co.

Honeywell Primus Elite Display Selected For Citation X

June 22, 2010 10:28 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

New Liquid Crystal Displays Enable Additional Features Including Charts and Maps, XM® Weather and Video Capability PHOENIX, Ariz., June 22, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it has been selected to provide its Primus Elite cockpit displays for Cessna’s Citation X aircraft...

Activity Sensing With Software Sensors

June 22, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Leicester ) A computer science researcher at the University of Leicester has investigated a technique which senses the activity of the user with the help of computer software systems.

Wireless Vs. Wireless

June 22, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) 3G and Wi-Fi are the two main mobile communications technologies today, but until recently they have been complementary services, the former offering users network access through cellphone masts forming a wide-area network (WAN), the latter based on...


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