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Eastman Stockholders Reelect Board Members

May 6, 2010 10:25 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company stockholders reelected directors Gary E. Anderson, Renée J. Hornbaker and Thomas H. McLain to three-year terms at the company's annual meeting. Stockholders also ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for Eastman for 2010.

Eastman Board Declares Dividend

May 6, 2010 10:25 am | by Eastman | Comments

KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 6, 2010 – The board of directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.44 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable July 1, 2010, to stockholders of record as of June 14, 2010.

Researchers Create Software For Robot To Improve Rescue Missions

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Missouri-Columbia ) In disaster emergencies, such as the recent West Virginia mine explosion or the earthquake in Haiti, it is often unsafe for responders to enter the scene, prolonging the rescue of potential survivors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have...

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Virginia Tech Mathematician Wins International Award

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) John A. Burns will receive the W. T. and Idelia Reid Prize in Mathematics from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The prize recognizes outstanding research in the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. Burns is currently...

A 'fat Forward' Research Tool

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) A new software-based tool from Tel Aviv University's Prof. Amit Gefen fits onto a microscope like a pair of goggles, allowing a scientist to measure a broad number of physical parameters in the Petri dish while investigating fat cells. They...

Peptides May Hold 'missing Link' To Life

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Emory University ) Emory University scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a "missing link" between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational scaffolding essential to life.

Story Tips From The Department Of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2010

May 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) In combat situations, communication is critical, and a system being developed would put US forces in command. Catching violators while keeping safe truckers on schedule is the focus of a program and system recently installed at weigh stations in...

Auto Industry Backs U.S. ?Black Box,? Brake Bill

May 6, 2010 7:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Trade group representing Detroit automakers and Toyota plans to pledge support for...

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Radio Tags Could Save Lives After Earthquakes

May 6, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) Radio frequency identification, RFID, could be used in the immediate aftermath of a major earthquake to save lives, according to new research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Procter & Gamble To Buy Natura Pet Products

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

In move to gain access to holistic and natural pet food segment, Procter & Gamble says it has signed a deal to buy privately held pet food company Natura Pet Products.

Japan's Steel Exports Hit Record 39M Tons In FY 2009

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Japanese steel exports rose 14.2 percent to a record 39 million tons in fiscal 2009 through March, boosted by a surge in Chinese demand, an industry body said Thursday.

New Jobless Claims Decline For Third Straight Week

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Labor Department said?initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000, dropping for the third consecutive week.

Brazil seeks offshore oil safety review on BP spill

May 6, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil will ask oil companies operating its offshore fields to provide information on well control systems and to review their emergency response protocols in the wake of the BP Gulf of Mexico spill, the ANP energy regulator said late Wednesday.

USGS Science Picks

May 6, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( United States Geological Survey ) In this edition of Science Picks, learn why it seems like the world is experiencing more earthquakes than normal. Also, see how easy it is to become a citizen scientist, and watch a new USGS movie to learn why the Mojave Desert tortoise is...

World Record In Current Intensity Achieved With Distribution Cables

May 6, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, and the firms Labein Tecnalia and Nexans, coordinated by Endesa, have developed the most advanced and powerful conductivity cable in the world. This prototype measures 30 meters and...

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