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Smelly Wastewater Plant to Get Makeover

June 25, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

A renown wastewater treatment plant management firm will take control of the wastewater treatment plant in NM in order to improve treatment processes to reduce odors and improve efficiencies.

70 percent chance tropical depression in Caribbean: report

June 25, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A low-pressure area over the western Caribbean Sea strengthened further, and now has a high 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday.

Aggressive Action To Reduce Soot Emissions Needed To Meet Climate Change Goals

June 25, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Princeton University, Engineering School ) Without aggressive action to reduce soot emissions, the time table for carbon dioxide emission reductions may need to be significantly accelerated in order to achieve international climate policy goals such as those set forth in last...


Dow Joins Sustainability Innovators Working Group

June 25, 2010 4:25 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Fourteen major industry leaders have formed the Sustainability Innovators Working Group — aiming to define and develop state-of-the-art approaches for environmental management and corporate sustainability.

NSF Grant Will Develop New Online Hub For Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Educators

June 25, 2010 1:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ) The National Science Foundation this week awarded a more than $360,000, five-year grant to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to establish a rich, central, online resource for educators across the nation.

MIT Chemists Find An Easier Way To Synthesize New Drug Candidates

June 25, 2010 1:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) MIT chemists have designed a new way to attach a trifluoromethyl group to certain compounds, which they believe could allow pharmaceutical companies to create and test new drugs much faster and potentially reduce the cost of drug discovery....

Life of plastic solar cell jumps from hours to 8 months

June 24, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of researchers has extended the operating life of an unsealed plastic solar cell, from mere hours to eight months. The team developed a longer lasting, polymer coating for the electrode. Prior to the new coating the team's plastic solar cell could only operate at high capacity for...

Researchers develop living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip

June 24, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have combined microfabrication techniques from the computer industry with modern tissue engineering techniques, human cells and a plain old vacuum pump to create a living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip. The device mimics the most active part of the lung, the boundary between...


Adios El Niño, hello La Niña?

June 24, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, dated June 11, 2010, shows that the tropical Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.

Tips From The American Journal Of Pathology

June 24, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Journal of Pathology ) The following highlights summarize research articles that are published in the July 2010 issue of the American Journal of Pathology.

BP shares down, spill-related legal battles rage

June 24, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill entered its 67th day on Friday with BP's New York share price at year lows and bad weather looming that could hamper clean-up and containment efforts.

National Instruments offers Labview webcasts

June 24, 2010 7:27 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

National Instruments (NI) is offering a series of webcasts about its Labview graphical programming language, which is suitable for the development of test, measurement and control applications.

BG's Queensland Curtis LNG gets environmental nod

June 24, 2010 3:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PERTH (Reuters) - BG Plc's Queensland Curtis liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has won an environmental approval from Australia's state government, Queensland State Premier Anna Bligh said on Friday.

Gene Therapy A Step Closer To Mass Production

June 24, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( EUREKA ) Researchers in Latvia and Finland have synthesized and studied a range of organic compounds able to carry genetic material into individual cells where it can remedy the diseases caused by defective genes. Still under development, these compounds are much more readily...

Researchers At UH Work To Prevent Neurological Diseases

June 24, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Houston ) Many diseases of brain function, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, are caused by problems in how neurons communicate with each other. University of Houston researchers are analyzing these commands and connections in an attempt to prevent those diseases....


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