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Google Strikes Wind-Power Deal

July 20, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google struck a 20-year deal to buy clean energy from a NextEra Energy wind farm, a move that places the Internet search giant in the wholesale energy market.

Bone Cells' Branches Sense Stimulation, When To Make New Bone

July 20, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio ) Research of bone cells shows, for the first time, the part of the cells that sense mechanical stimulation and signal the release of bone-growth factors. San Antonio, Texas, scientists made the finding.

Google signs 20-year deal with Iowa wind farm

July 20, 2010 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has signed a 20-year contract to buy power from an Iowa wind farm as part of the Internet search leader's effort to cut the pollution caused by its rising demand for energy.The deal announced Tuesday kicks in July 30, with Google agreeing to pay a predetermined rate from the power...


7,500 UK firms face fines under CO2 scheme: WSP

July 20, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Some 7,500 British firms are expected to miss a September 30 deadline to register for the UK's new energy efficiency scheme, meaning they face fines of at least 5,000 pounds each ($7,644), an environmental consultancy said on Tuesday.

Dow Brazil Joins Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

July 20, 2010 9:25 am | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

At the first-ever Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington D.C., representatives from 23 countries and the European Commission launched a new public-private partnership to accelerate energy efficiency improvements. The Dow Chemical Company's industrial complex in Guarujá, in the...

Roche launches new immunoassay module for large volume laboratories

July 20, 2010 9:25 am | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today the launch of the cobas e 602 module for immunoassay testing as the latest addition to its cobas 8000 platform. This product is now available in Europe as well as in all countries recognizing the CE Mark in the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

Beach umbrellas do not block out all solar radiation, study shows

July 20, 2010 9:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of researchers from Spain has found that 34% of ultraviolet radiation filters through under beach umbrellas. According to the study, umbrellas intercept the full direct flow that comes from the Sun, but not the diffused radiation that penetrates through from the sides.

Replacing Hydrogen In Fluorescent Dyes Improves Detection Ability, Stability And Shelf Life

July 20, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Georgia Institute of Technology Research News ) By swapping out a hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer...


Practice Makes Perfect? Consumers Overestimate Their Ability To Learn Prior To Purchase

July 20, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Chicago Press Journals ) Consumers give up on using products because they underestimate their learning abilities, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Whirlpool Project To Get Mich. Tax Incentives

July 20, 2010 8:25 am | by | Comments

Michigan Economic Growth Authority is expected to approve state tax incentives for a major building and consolidation project by Whirlpool in southwest Michigan.

China Denies Energy Consumption Report

July 20, 2010 8:25 am | by | Comments

International Energy Agency said China has overtaken the U.S. as?world's largest energy consumer,?but Beijing?immediately questioned the calculations.

Liverpool Scientists Construct Molecular 'knots'

July 20, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Liverpool ) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have constructed molecular "knots" with dimensions of around two nanometers -- around 30,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Hybrid Biometrics(TM) Solution Offers Choice of Fingerprint, Finger Vein, Palm Vein and Iris Recognition From a Single Biometric Software Integration

July 20, 2010 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

M2SYS Technology, a global biometrics research and development firm, announced today the release of its newest innovation --Hybrid Biometric Platform ( . Hybrid Biometric Platform is a client/server biometric recognition system that supports...

Harley-Davidson 2Q Income Soars

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Rebound at its financial services business and stabilizing sales sent Harley-Davidson's net income soaring in second quarter, but cautioned that market for its motorcycles will remain challenging.

BAE Systems Gets Howitzer Order

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

British defense contractor?says it has received an order for 93 M777 howitzers?-- military artillery that is currently used in combat in Afghanistan.


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