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New Antibacterial Material For Bandages, Food Packaging, Shoes

July 21, 2010 3:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) A new form of paper with the built-in ability to fight disease-causing bacteria could have applications that range from antibacterial bandages to food packaging that keeps food fresher longer to shoes that ward off foot odor. A report about the new...

Gulf Oil Dispersants Unlikely To Be Endocrine Disruptors And Have Relatively Low Cell Toxicity

July 21, 2010 3:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Government scientists are reporting that eight of the most commonly used oil dispersants used to fight oil spills, such as the massive episode in the Gulf of Mexico, appear unlikely to act as endocrine disruptors -- hormone-like substances that can...

Honeywell Primus Apex® Avionics Suite Certified On Viking Twin Otter Series 400

July 21, 2010 3:25 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

High-Resolution Integrated Avionics Platform Upgradeable FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, July 21, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Primus Apex® integrated avionics suite has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the...


German firm to produce bioethanol from straw

July 21, 2010 2:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Sued-Chemie will build a next-generation bioethanol plant to produce the green fuel from straw, the German chemical company said on Wednesday.

Now You See It, Now You Don't

July 21, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Michigan Technological University ) From Star Trek's Romulans, who could cloak their spaceships, to Harry Potter's magical garment, the power to turn someone or something invisible has intrigued mankind. Now a Michigan Tech researcher is doing it for real.

Md., Del. govs ask feds to join wind energy pact

July 21, 2010 2:13 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The governors of Delaware and Maryland asked the federal government Wednesday to join their states in buying offshore wind energy as part of an effort to establish a wind energy manufacturing industry in the mid-Atlantic region.Govs. Jack Markell and Martin O'Malley sent a letter to President...

Quantum Entanglement In Photosynthesis And Evolution

July 21, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) Recently, academic debate has been swirling around the existence of unusual quantum mechanical effects in the most ubiquitous of phenomena, including photosynthesis, the process by which organisms convert light into chemical energy. In a paper in The...

Green energy problems continue to plague Ontario's Liberal government

July 21, 2010 12:13 pm | by Keith Leslie-Associated Press | Comments

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is learning the hard way that Kermit the Frog was right all along.It's not easy being green.There have been plenty of Liberal government stumbles on the path to making Ontario more environmentally friendly, angering consumers and businesses and leading to...


Ala. Go-Kart Plant Destroyed By Arson

July 21, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

State fire marshal's office says a fire at Carter Brothers go-kart manufacturing plant in Brundidge, Ala., last week was caused by arson.

Altria 2Q Net Income Grows On Lower Costs

July 21, 2010 10:25 am | by | Comments

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is cutting costs faster than smokers are cutting back on its cigarettes, helping earnings edge higher by 3.2 percent.

Stepan increses ownership in Philippines operation

July 21, 2010 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stepan Co. said Wednesday that it increased its ownership stake in a joint venture in the Philippines.The chemical company raised its stake in Stepan Philippines Inc., which produces cleaning products for the Asian markets, from 50 percent to 88.8 percent. Its partner, United Coconut Chemicals...

ATR Eyes U.S. Market For Turboprops

July 21, 2010 9:26 am | by | Comments

French-Italian regional turboprop manufacturer expects a pickup in demand for propeller-driven planes in the U.S. as airlines look to fuel efficiency.

UPDATE: Strike Ends At Omron Factory In China

July 21, 2010 9:26 am | by | Comments

Production at Japanese auto parts plant in China returned to normal after the company agreed to raise striking workers' wages, the latest in a string of labor disputes.

Students Design Early Labor Detector To Prevent Premature Births

July 21, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Johns Hopkins University ) A team of graduate students and their faculty adviser have invented a system to pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labor too soon.

Supercomputer Reproduces A Cyclone's Birth, May Boost Forecasting

July 21, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) NASA-funded research scientist Bo-wen Shen has employed NASA's Pleiades supercomputer and atmospheric data to simulate tropical cyclone Nargis -- with the first model to replicate the formation of the tropical cyclone five days in advance.


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