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Carnegie Mellon's Shaw Receives IEEE Award For Software Engineering Education

May 6, 2010 3:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Council on Software Engineering as the first recipient of its Distinguished Educator Award.

Gulf residents ready "hairmats" to soak up oil

May 6, 2010 1:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - While a vast containment operation dumps gallons of chemical dispersant and lays miles of plastic boom to attack a massive spreading oil slick, some U.S. Gulf Coast residents are turning to more unlikely remedies -- hair and pantyhose.

Herschel Reveals The Hidden Side Of Star Birth

May 6, 2010 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Space Agency ) The first scientific results from ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation. New images show thousands of distant galaxies furiously building stars and beautiful star-forming clouds draped across the...

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New 'metamaterial' Device May Lead To See-through Cameras And Scanners

May 6, 2010 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Optical Society of America ) Devices that can mimic Superman's X-ray vision and see through clothing, walls or human flesh are the stuff of comic book fantasy, but a group of scientists at Boston University has taken a step toward making such futuristic devices a reality. The...

HP To Ditch Windows 7 For Homegrown OS?

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Indications are Hewlett-Packard is, at the very least, looking to become less dependent on Microsoft as it charts its future.

Sunlight with cooling factor

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, using the power of the sun for refrigeration is proving to be an original energy concept. In Tunisia and Morocco, research scientists are using solar energy to keep perishable foodstuffs such as milk, wine and fruit fresh.

Diatoms reveal freshwater pollution

May 6, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers in India have demonstrated that microscopic aquatic creatures could be used as the ecological equivalent of a canary in a coalmine for assessing inland freshwater lakes and ponds. The team reports how diatoms respond badly to pollutants and sewage contamination.

Feeling Stressed? So Is The Poplar

May 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Michigan Technological University ) Research led by Michigan Technological University scientists has identified the molecular mechanism that poplar trees use to adapt to changing soil conditions, as well as some of the genes that turn the process on or off.

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Stem Cells: In Search Of A Master Controller

May 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) With thousands of scientists across the globe searching for ways to use adult stem cells to fight disease, there's a growing emphasis on finding the "master regulator" that guides the day-to-day operations of stem cells. New research from Rice University and the...

Lear Recovers From Year-Ago Loss

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Auto supplier Lear said it reversed a loss from a year ago, helped by the recovery of the global auto industry.

Sara Lee Posts 3Q Loss But Raises Forecasts

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Food maker reported that it lost money in its fiscal third quarter, pulled down by significant charges and flat revenue.

Drop-Side Cribs Recalled For Safety Risk

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

About 170,000 drop-side cribs are being recalled in the United States after six infants were injured from faulty hardware that can cause the cribs? drop sides to detach.

Kimball International 3Q Profit Rises 54 Percent

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Electronics and furniture maker's profit climbed to $6.3 million, compared with $4.1 million a year earlier.

Nokia Aims To Catch Up With Rivals

May 6, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

World?s top cell phone maker will launch new smart phones to ?help close the gap? with competitors that have overtaken Nokia in the market...

Solar stocks fall after Germany votes on cuts

May 6, 2010 12:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S.-listed shares of solar companies dropped by as much as 15 percent on Thursday, the day Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament approved cuts for solar power incentives to take effect from July.

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