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New Automated Tool 'debugs' Nuclear Weapon Simulations

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

( Purdue University ) Purdue University researchers, working with high-performance computing experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have created an automated program to "debug" simulations used to more efficiently certify the nation's nuclear weapons.

Microbe Power As A Green Means To Hydrogen Production

June 1, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Arizona State University ) Scientists have been hard at work harnessing the power of microbes as an attractive source of clean energy. Now, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University researcher Dr. Prathap Parameswaran and his colleagues have investigated a means for enhancing...

Congress Investigating J & J 'Phantom Recall'

June 1, 2010 11:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Lawmakers are investigating the alleged "phantom recall" by Johnson & Johnson, in which the company hired a contractor to buy up defective painkillers instead of issuing a recall.

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Special Report: Inside BP's War Room

June 1, 2010 11:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Last Wednesday, five weeks into the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward locked himself in a room on the third floor of the British oil giant's U.S. headquarters in Houston.

Google Quitting Windows

June 1, 2010 11:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Worries about Windows security have prompted Google to move employees to other operating systems.

Surgeon-engineer Team Produce Training Software For Robot-assisted Surgery

June 1, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University at Buffalo ) Two Buffalo scientists have paired up to create technology that has the potential to revolutionize surgical training worldwide, developing the first procedure-based, hands-on surgical training software.

$400,000 NRC Grant To Develop Nuclear Engineering Faculty At Clemson

June 1, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Clemson University ) The environmental engineering and Earth sciences department at Clemson University has received a three-year, $400,000 faculty-development grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to help recruit and retain younger faculty in nuclear science.

HP To Cut 9,000 Jobs

June 1, 2010 8:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over three years as it creates fully...

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BP Accepts WA Refinery Citation

June 1, 2010 7:48 am | Comments

The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries says the BP Cherry Point petroleum refinery will not appeal a citation issued earlier this month for 13 safety violations.

J & J Unit Buys Lung Disease Drug Maker RespiVert

June 1, 2010 7:45 am | Comments

Johnson & Johnson's Centocor Ortho Biotech unit bought RespiVert Ltd., a company developing treatments for asthma and other lung diseases.

China Realizing Workers are not Machines

June 1, 2010 7:42 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | Comments

A strike at Honda Motor Co. and a spate of suicides at Foxconn Technology, suggest the legions of low-wage Chinese workers have their limits.

BP Prepares Next Fix After 'Top-Kill' Failure

June 1, 2010 7:35 am | by BEN NUCKOLS & JANE WARDELL, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP is using floating hotels to accommodate cleanup workers while it prepares to saw through the leaking pipe and cap it.

Copper Nanowires Enable Bendable Displays And Solar Cells

June 1, 2010 7:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Duke University ) A team of Duke University chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, flat-screen TVs and computers, and flexible displays.

Doping Graphene

June 1, 2010 7:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) A dopant common in building conventional electronics looks promising for making components out of carbon sheets only one atom thick.

NOAA Selects University Of Miami To Lead Major Southeastern US Cooperative Institute

June 1, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science ) NOAA today announced its selection of the University of Miami to continue to lead its partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies. Total funding over the coming 5 years will be...

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