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Graphene-DNA biosensor selective, simple to create

May 14, 2010 5:24 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Graphene and DNA can combine to create a stable and accurate biosensor, reports a study published in the nanotechnology journal Small . The tiny biosensor might eventually help doctors...

On doomed rig, lapses sparked catastrophe

May 13, 2010 11:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A cascade of human and mechanical failures likely caused last month's deadly offshore rig explosion and an undersea oil gusher that could be the worst U.S. environmental disaster, according to data gathered by congressional investigators and reviewed by experts.

Office Mobile 2010 Upgrade Is Free

May 13, 2010 9:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Microsoft is looking ramp up adoption of latest version of productivity software aimed at road warriors.

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Water was present during birth of Earth, study of silver suggests

May 13, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Tiny variations in the isotopic composition of silver in meteorites and Earth rocks are helping scientists put together a timetable of how our planet was assembled beginning 4.568 billion years ago. The new study indicates that water and other key volatiles may have been present in at...

BP says will deploy small dome in next few days

May 13, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP on Thursday geared up for its latest attempt to control a gushing undersea well as environmentalists complained they were being kept in the dark about the oil spill's potential ecological impact.

Engineers design power structures that help keep the lights on

May 13, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to cascading failures. That means better electrical...

Sprint, Wal-Mart Launch Prepaid Wireless

May 13, 2010 3:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Common Cents Mobile, Sprint Nextel's latest attempt to shore up its business, will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart stores.

Monsanto Company Donates Conventional Corn and Vegetable Seeds to Haitian Farmers to Help Address Food Security Needs

May 13, 2010 2:25 pm | by Monsanto | Comments

Haitian Ministry of Agriculture, Kuehne + Nagel, Monsanto, USAID and UPS work together to put more than 130 tons of seeds in the hands of farmers to increase food production and aid long-term earthquake recovery

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IEEE-USA Cites 5 Engineering Breakthroughs

May 13, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) Five engineering breakthroughs -- from software for virtual surgery to an energy saving device that detects drafts -- were cited today by IEEE-USA, the US career and public policy unit of the IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Honeywell Agrees To Acquire Matrikon Inc.

May 13, 2010 1:25 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Complementary Technology Strengthens Honeywell’s Portfolio to Improve Industrial Plant Performance LONDON, May 13, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it has signed an agreement valued at approximately $142 million USD (approximately $145 million CAD) to acquire Matrikon Inc....

No-till farming improves soil stability, research finds

May 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new study across the central Great Plains on the effects of more than 19 years of various tillage practices shows that no-till makes soil much more stable than plowed soil.

Penn Bioengineers Say Cellular Workouts Strengthen Endothelial Cells' Grasp

May 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pennsylvania ) University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces -- the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures -- by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating...

Cutting-edge Vaccine Research To Be Showcased At AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

May 13, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) Novel vaccines for diseases ranging from the flu to HIV highlight a week's worth of biotechnology research at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference. Scientists from academia,...

Millions of Jobs Could Be Gone for Good

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Jobs in the beleaguered manufacturing sector are among the millions of jobs lost during the Great Recession that may not return.

Canadian legislators grill BP over Arctic drilling

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Exasperated Canadian legislators grilled the head of BP Plc Canadian unit on Thursday, concerned about the risks of the company's plans to drill in Arctic waters after the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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