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U.S. wary of nuclear blast to stop Gulf oil leak

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The official in charge of managing the U.S. response to the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday downplayed the possibility of using a nuclear or other explosive device to try to seal off the well.

Environmental funds battled BP for years

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - Even before BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began in April, the company was losing its sterling reputation with fund managers focused on the environment.

BP cuts ruptured oil pipe

June 3, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP inched ahead on Thursday with a painstaking attempt to cap its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and to safely siphon off some of the billowing crude in a high-stakes bid to curtail the 45-day-old deep-sea gusher

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Physicists And Medics Set Out Strategy On Physics For Health

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( CERN ) Following a workshop hosted by the CERN European particle physics laboratory in February, doctors and physicists today published a strategy for harnessing physics for health. Techniques developed for physics research have a long history of application in medicine. Today's...

A Community-centric Approach To Automated Service Composition

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Science in China Press ) The Key Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies, Ministry of Education, in Beijing, China-Research, has shown that the emerging service based software development paradigm with community-of-interest as well as the infrastructural mechanisms.

Joint Source-channel Encoding/decoding Techniques For Reliable Communications

June 3, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Science in China Press ) Joint source-channel coding/decoding (JSCC/JSCD) techniques have become state-of-the-art and one of the challenging research subjects in the spatial communication area. This paper addresses the basic principles of joint source-channel optimal design and...

Dell, Practice Fusion Offer EMRs For Small Practices

June 3, 2010 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The software-as-a-service aims to help smaller medical offices overcome steep barriers to electronic medical record system adoption.

Pioneer Power To Enter Wind Turbine Market

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Manufacturer of transformers for electrical utility, industrial and commercial markets bought?assets of AAER Inc. for $450,000 in move to enter the wind turbine sector.

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New Jobless Claims Drop For Second Week

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell for the second straight week, but claims still remain at elevated levels.

GM: Cruze Costs More But Has More

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Chevy Cruze, GM's new entry in compact car market, will have price of almost $17,000 but GM said it will have more standard features than its main competitors.

Congress Probes New Recall Tied To J & J Plant

June 3, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Congressional committee is asking questions about a recall of PediaCare children's medicines linked to Johnson & Johnson...

Biosensors Reveal How Single Bacterium Gets The Message To Split Into A Swimming And A Stay-put Cell

June 3, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Washington ) When certain bacteria reproduce by splitting in two, one cell inherits a propeller for swimming and the other builds a stalk to cling to surfaces. University of Washington researchers developed biosensors to observe what was going on biochemically. They...

Honeywell To Present At The J.P. Morgan Diversified Industries Conference

June 3, 2010 9:27 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ, June 3, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced that David J. Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the J.P. Morgan Diversified Industries Conference in New York City on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. EDT. A...

Gates Open On Understanding Potassium Channel Controls

June 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Walter and Eliza Hall Institute ) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have made a significant advance in understanding how potassium channels, which permit the flow of electric currents central to many of the body's biological processes, control the flow of these currents.

Maytag Dishwashers Recalled Due To Fire

June 3, 2010 7:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Consumer Product Safety Commission said Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.

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