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Forget noisy blimps… say hello to the Airfish

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Quieter, cleaner, fish-mimicking airships could swim over a crowd's heads to capture aerial shots of outdoor music gigs or sports events

Sowing seeds with new agricultural carbon accounting tool

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Carbon dioxide emissions from agricultural activity in the United States can now be tracked with unprecedented resolution, thanks to a recently developed carbon accounting tool.

Taiwan outlying islands to lead emissions cut effort

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan aims to transform several of its outlying islands into models of green energy production as part of a 10-year effort to cut its overall greenhouse gas emissions, the government said on Monday.


Seal bulls in the service of science

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

"Gustavo" is an imposing bull always in search of the best feeding grounds. At the beginning of the Antarctic winter the mighty elephant seal bull and others were tagged with state-of-the-art satellite transmitters. Researchers will learn where the animals migrate, where they find prey at...

NASA rover finds clue to Mars' past and environment for life

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.

NASA images show oil's invasion along Louisiana coast

June 7, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

New images, acquired on May 24, 2010 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, show the encroachment of oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig into Louisiana's wildlife habitats.

Testing Predictions In Electrochemical Nanosystems

June 7, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are gearing up for experimental tests of findings they arrived at through theoretical considerations: that electrochemical reactions take place more rapidly on isolated, nanometer-scale electrodes...

ASCO Data Show Serum DNA Blood Tests Detect Cancers With High Sensitivity And Specificity

June 7, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( BioCom Partners ) Chronix Biomedical's study of 575 individuals at ASCO shows its serum DNA blood tests can accurately detect early stage breast cancer and prostate cancer. Chronix's technology identifies disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on circulating DNA fragments...


Baby Bubbler A Breath Of Fresh Air

June 7, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) A team of Rice University seniors developed a device that could save babies' lives. The Baby Bubbler -- or in its more technical guise, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device -- helps children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover.

Hershey Workers Approve Job Cuts

June 7, 2010 6:49 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The overwhelming approval showed that some workers slated to lose their jobs still voted yes because it would save someone else's job.

Plastics Manufacturer Outgrows GA Plant

June 7, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Schutz Containers Systems will start building a nearly 600,000-square-foot facility in a few months, bringing up to 300 jobs to Georgia within five years.

Containment Cap Collecting Substantial Amount of Oil

June 7, 2010 6:36 am | by HOLBROOK MOHR & JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP chief executive Tony Hayward said that over the last 24 hours, the cap placed on the gusher near the sea floor trapped about 420,000 gallons of oil.

Panel Recommends Continued use of Oil Dispersant

June 7, 2010 6:30 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish.

Biodiesel Plant Fined for Safety Violations after Explosion

June 7, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

Imperium Grays Harbor was fined $11,700 for 11 serious violations, defined as those with potential to cause death or serious injury, after a 10,000-gallon glycerin tank exploded last December.

Seven Convicted over Bhopal Gas Tragedy

June 7, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead.


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