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P & G's Dawn Brand Gets Publicity Boost From Oil Spill

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Just about any article or newscast about wildlife coated with oil mentions Dawn -- the only detergent recommended for cleaning the hundreds of afflicted pelicans, gulls and gannets.

New UAW President Attacks Toyota

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Toyota's decision to resume construction of a car factory in Mississippi drew fire from the UAW, which accused Toyota of shifting production from a union plant to a nonunion facility.

Just in Time for Summer, Retrofit Philly “Coolest Block” Contest Winners get Energy Efficiency Makeover

June 18, 2010 6:29 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Philadelphia’s 1200 block of Wolf Street will celebrate victory in “The Coolest Block” contest at a party on June 19th that will also mark the official start of work on energy efficiency upgrades for the block. Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company, the Energy Coordinating Agency of...


Scopus Data Play Key Role In Statistical Study At Kyoto University

June 18, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) Scopus announced today that Kyoto University is employing the former's data and functions in a study performed by Dr. Takanori Ida, Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University. The study shows how effectively the government's large funding scheme,...

China Mobile Industry Bets On Low Cost Smartphones

June 18, 2010 6:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Handset makers and wireless providers are targeting the mid-range user to expand the 3G market in China.

Supercomputer Development Thriving In China

June 18, 2010 5:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Powerful systems for use in civil, military, and commercial applications are now being developed at no fewer than 10 locations in China.

Qualcomm Faces EU Antitrust Probe Again

June 18, 2010 3:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Icera, a UK-based semiconductor startup, has charged Qualcomm of anticompetitive behavior in a complaint filed with the European Commission.

RoACTEMRA: New hope for children with systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

June 17, 2010 9:27 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche today announced that new data being presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) congress demonstrates that RoACTEMRA (known as ACTEMRA outside Europe) is highly effective in improving the signs and symptoms of systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA), a severe...


Scientist Links Increase In Greenhouse Gases To Changes In Ocean Currents

June 17, 2010 8:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) By examining 800,000-year-old polar ice, scientists increasingly are learning how the climate has changed since the last ice melt and that carbon dioxide has become more abundant in the Earth's atmosphere.

Exclusive: Tests delay U.S. ruling on ethanol blends

June 17, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators said testing on higher ethanol blends in motor fuels will not be finished until September, a delay ethanol groups said would hurt jobs and worsen a supply glut.

Highly efficient solar cells could result from quantum dot research

June 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Conventional solar cell efficiency could be increased from the current limit of 30 percent to more than 60 percent, suggests new research on semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots.

Experimental Marburg vaccine prevents disease two days after infection

June 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

An experimental vaccine developed to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever continues to show promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposures to the virus that causes the disease. There is no licensed treatment for Marburg infection, which has a high fatality...

Lawmakers lambast BP boss on spill, one apologizes

June 17, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers accused BP Plc Chief Executive Tony Hayward of evasion and ducking responsibility for the worst oil spill in U.S. history at a hearing on Thursday that was rocked by a Republican member of the panel apologizing to the company.

Whaling commission to seek way out of deadlock

June 17, 2010 3:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

RABAT (Reuters) - Replacing a whaling moratorium with a controlled cull will be discussed by negotiators who gather next week to forge a compromise between nations who say hunting whales is their birth-right and those who call it a crime against nature.

FDA Approves New Indication for Tasigna

June 17, 2010 1:27 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Tasigna (nilotinib) for the treatment of a rare blood cancer when it is first diagnosed. The cancer, called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CP-CML), is a slowly...


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