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Rutgers Researchers Discover Secrets Of Nutritious Corn Breed That Withstands Rigors Of Handling

July 6, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rutgers University ) Rutgers researchers have discovered the basis for what makes corn kernels hard, a quality that allows corn to be easily harvested, stored and transported. The findings could lead to better hybrids and increase the supply for people in developing countries who...

Study Of Farmers Branch, Texas: Immigrants Seen As Threat To White, Middle-class 'American' Identity

July 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Southern Methodist University ) Who belongs in America? Immigration has sparked a raging national debate -- including in Farmers Branch, Texas, the first US city to make renters prove they are legal residents. Race isn't the only reason that many white, middle-class people feel...

3M Buys U.K.'s Dailys

July 6, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Diversified manufacturer whose products include Scotch tape and Post-it Notes said Tuesday it bought protective clothing supplier Dailys Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.


EU Bans Some Iran Air Jets From Europe

July 6, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Iran Air's Boeing 727s and 747s, along with its Airbus 320s, have been placed on the EU blacklist following a safety audit, the Transport Commission said.

Indiana Officials Hopeful Over Abound Solar Prospects

July 6, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Solar panel maker's decision to take over a sprawling auto parts factory that has sat unfinished since 2008 has local officials excited about the prospects beyond the promised 850 jobs.

Ford Sees Record Sales In China

July 6, 2010 12:26 pm | by | Comments

Automaker sold a record 301,524 vehicles in China during the first six months of the year, up 53...

SMA Solar sees no China threat to business: CEO

July 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NIESTETAL, Germany (Reuters) - SMA Solar expects Chinese rivals, the biggest threat to the German photovoltaic industry, will not be able to muscle in to its lucrative business, its chief executive told Reuters.

Italy to discuss new solar incentives July 8

July 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy is poised to unveil a long-awaited new incentive plan for Europe's third-biggest solar power market on July 8, a document published on Tuesday showed.


Businesses push for decisions on EU carbon scheme

July 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is under pressure to finalize details on its emissions cap for industry from 2013, how carbon permits will be auctioned and the amount to be given to airlines when they join the EU's scheme in 2012.

Enel to press ahead with renewables IPO

July 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Italy's biggest utility Enel plans to list a stake in its renewables unit despite difficult market conditions and a potential change to Italy's renewable incentives scheme, Chief Executive Fulvio Conti said.

Honeywell's UOP And Total Petrochemicals Successfully Demonstrate Technology To Produce Plastics From Feedstocks Other Than Oil

July 6, 2010 11:25 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Methanol-to-olefin demonstration unit in Belgium shows commercial viability of technology to convert alternative feedstocks into base materials for petrochemicals production DES PLAINES, Ill., July 6, 2010 -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Total...

OSU Researchers Discover New Adhesive For Tape, Label Industry

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) An incidental discovery in a wood products lab at Oregon State University has produced a new pressure-sensitive adhesive that may revolutionize the tape industry -- an environmentally benign product that works very well and costs much less than existing...

With Magnetic Nanoparticles, Scientists Remotely Control Neurons And Animal Behavior

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University at Buffalo ) Clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles targeted to cell membranes can remotely control ion channels, neurons and even animal behavior, according to a paper published by University at Buffalo physicists in Nature Nanotechnology.

Multicolor Quantum Dots Aid In Cancer Biopsy Diagnosis

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Emory University ) The tunable fluorescent nanoparticles known as quantum dots make ideal tools for distinguishing and identifying rare cancer cells in tissue biopsies. Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have learned how multicolor quantum dots linked to antibodies can...

A Pinch Of Light

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) A new tool developed by Tel Aviv University, holographic optical tweezers, use holographic technology to manipulate up to 300 nanoparticles at a time, such as beads of glass or polymer, that are too small and delicate to be handled with...


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