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Quantum Mechanics Reveals New Details Of Deep Earth

May 10, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Ohio State University ) Scientists have used quantum mechanics to reveal that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively uncommon deep within the planet. Using several of the largest supercomputers in the nation, a team of physicists led by Ohio State University has been able...

X-rays Reveal Chemical Link Between Birds And Dinosaurs

May 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ) Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, located at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, an international team of researchers has found that a 150 million year old "dinobird" fossil, long thought to...

Chemical Remains Of Dinobird Found

May 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Manchester ) A 150-million-year old 'dinobird' fossil, long thought to contain nothing but fossilized bone and rock, has been hiding remnants of the animal's original chemistry, according to new research.The sensational discovery by an international team of...

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Obama Aide Says GM, Chrysler Showing Improvement

May 10, 2010 11:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Key figure in government's efforts to help auto and manufacturing industries said GM and Chrysler are moving in the right direction but remain works in progress.

Feds Recall More Kids' Jewelry For Cadmium(2)

May 10, 2010 11:23 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Federal regulators?announce another recall of children's jewelry with high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, and say they're expanding...

Panel Recommends Standardizing Prescription Container Labeling

May 10, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Pharmacopeia ) To promote the establishment of universal standards for prescription medication labels -- and to address the widespread problem of patient misinterpretation of medication instructions -- an advisory panel formed by the US Pharmacopeial Convention recently issued a...

Study Paves Way For New Biofuels Models, Technologies

May 10, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( North Carolina State University ) Biofuels hold promise as environmentally friendly sources of renewable energy, but which ones should industry and policy leaders focus their efforts on developing? A new study involving researchers from North Carolina State University offers...

Mining Programs, Research At University Of Nevada, Reno, Receive $2.4 Million From Industry

May 10, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Nevada, Reno ) The mining industry has stepped up its long-term support with a $2.4 million boost to the University of Nevada, Reno's mining engineering program and research; and instructors, students and administrators are pleased with the resulting real-world...

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Rensselaer Researchers To Send Bacteria Into Orbit Aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 10, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will send an army of microorganisms into space this week, to investigate new ways of preventing the formation and spread of biofilms, or clusters of bacteria, that could pose a threat to...

Teva to Appeal $356M Verdict

May 10, 2010 7:31 am | Comments

The drug maker plans to appeal a $356 million verdict awarded to a plaintiff who says he contracted hepatitis C from a Teva drug vial used by more than one patient.

LaHood: More Fines For Toyota Possible

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

U.S. Transportation Secretary said Washington wants to see results from Toyota's efforts to improve safety, and more...

Spain's nuclear plants seen running for decades

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain may join Germany in relaxing a pledge to scrap nuclear power and let plants run on for decades, softening an anti-nuclear stance that was one of the firmest in Europe.

Plant Officials Face Prosecution Over Blast

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | Comments

Police will likely refer the Morita Chemical Industries Co. officials to prosecutors before the end of this month on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death.

Volcanic ash may return to Europe, hit air traffic

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Travellers in Europe face fresh air traffic disruptions as a volcanic ash cloud that cost airlines millions of euros last month started drifting back to the continent, according to authorities.

The New Sky

May 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Less noise, less exhaust, less refuse -- air travel of the future is expected to be quieter, cleaner and more environmentally friendly. To achieve this goal, new structural concepts and aerodynamic profiles have to be engineered, along with better drive...

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