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Australia backs carbon plan, early poll chances cool

December 22, 2009 8:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia promised to press on with its carbon trade plan on Tuesday despite the U.N. climate summit's failure to set emissions targets, but the Copenhagen outcome has cooled chances an early election on climate policy.

Efficient new wireless system developed by SU scientist can save 10 percent of bandwidth

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Syracuse University ) A Syracuse University scientist has invented a new technology for handling wireless traffic that significantly reduces bandwidth use. The impact on wireless companies could be a dramatic gain of up to10 percent in bandwidth.

How do you improve mammogram accuracy? Add noise

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Syracuse University ) Members of a Syracuse University research team have shown that an obscure phenomenon called stochastic resonance can improve the clarity of signals in systems such as radar, sonar and even radiography, used in medical clinics to detect signs of breast cancer.

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Meru Networks Files For IPO

December 22, 2009 8:23 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions provider primarily serves the enterprise wireless market.

Rutgers receives national funding toward $17.9 million bridge technology project

December 22, 2009 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rutgers University ) The Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation has been awarded US Commerce Department funding toward a $17.9 million project aimed at improving bridge maintenance and safety. Funding from Commerce's National Institute of Standards and...

Ballard offloads stake in auto fuel cell venture

December 22, 2009 7:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Shares in Ballard Power Systems rose more than 7 percent on Tuesday morning after the fuel cell maker agreed to offload its stake in a fuel cell research group for about C$44.5 million.

Adding a genetic supertool

December 22, 2009 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) Tel Aviv University now has its own deep sequencer -- one of the first in Israel -- a Genome Analyzer housed in a new Genome Facility. The tool will add an important new capability to Tel Aviv University research, including identifying...

Mylan Sued Over Generic Cholesterol Drug

December 22, 2009 6:59 am | Comments

Mylan Inc. is being sued by Schering Corp. and MSP Singapore over plans to make a generic version of the cholesterol drug Vytorin.

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Weather Blows Out Plant Costs

December 22, 2009 6:50 am | Comments

Weather-related construction delays at a Milwaukee power plant have resulted in an additional $72 million in charges, bringing the total cost to $2.3 billion.

MIT: Chemical energy influences tiny vibrations of red blood cell membranes

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) Much like a tightly wound drum, red blood cells are in perpetual vibration. Those vibrations help the cells maintain their characteristic flattened oval or disc shape, which is critical to their ability to deform as they traverse blood...

Researchers identify tuberculosis strain that thrives on antibiotic

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health ) Scientists have identified a strain of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that thrives in the presence of rifampin, a front-line drug in the treatment of tuberculosis. The researchers determined that the bacteria grew...

Got taste?

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Brandeis University ) As anyone suffering through a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates normally only when the olfactory system is also in good working order. Evidence that the taste...

Attila Technologies and InterDigital form collaboration in wireless bandwidth aggregation tech

December 22, 2009 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Stevens Institute of Technology announced that its Technogenesis spin-out company, Attila Technologies, LLC, has entered into a multi-faceted collaboration with InterDigital Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterDigital, Inc. Under...

Reactor Shutdown Signals End of Energy Independence

December 22, 2009 6:20 am | by Gary Peach, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The EU-ordered shutdown of Lithuania's Chernobyl-style reactor will remove 40 percent of the country's generating capacity.

Report: Biomaterials Need To Reach 'Petroleum Parity'

December 22, 2009 5:48 am | Comments

In order to replace conventional fuels and materials, biofuels and biomaterials need to be competitive with petroleum-based products on cost, properties and scale.

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