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US-Canadian Shale Could Neutralize Russian Energy Threat To Europeans

9 years ago from Science Daily

Rising shale gas production in the United States and Canada as well as potential natural gas supplies from Iraq could be pivotal in curbing Russia's ability to organize an "energy...

Flight Of The Bumble Bee Is Based More On Brute Force Than Aerodynamic Efficiency

9 years ago from Science Daily

Brute force rather than aerodynamic efficiency is the key to bumblebee flight, Oxford University scientists have discovered.

Wolfram Alpha 'Knowledge Engine' is Like a Modern Farmer's Almanac

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Currently, there's a lot of hype and skepticism surrounding the latest "Google rival," a so-called search engine named Wolfram Alpha. In the near future, anyone with Internet access...

Major Cameroon raid nets key poachers, weapons and huge bushmeat haul

9 years ago from

Authorities in southeast Cameroon last week seized more than 1,000 kg of illegal bush meat and guns, and arrested 15 wildlife poachers in an unprecedented police operation...

Researchers find way to cut cattle methane, threat to environment, by 25 percent

9 years ago from

Beef farmers can breathe easier thanks to University of Alberta researchers who have developed a formula to reduce methane gas in cattle...

UIC receives 1 million HUD grant to study green healthy housing

9 years ago from

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to study the benefits of green healthy housing...

American Pain Society presents 2009 achievement awards

9 years ago from

The American Pain Society (APS) today announced the winners of its prestigious annual achievement awards at a gala held during the organisation's annual scientific meeting...

Always safely on the go

9 years ago from

When handling an emergency, firefighters are exposed to a number of risks: noxious fumes, blocked escape paths, potential building collapse. The safety of emergency crews and the efficient locating of...

TMS Accepting Abstracts for 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society launched the countdown to the TMS 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibition with a call for abstract submissions on seven technical themes. The 139th installment...

Report examines limits of national power grid simulations

9 years ago from

America's power grid today resembles the country's canal system of the 19th Century. A marvel of engineering for its time, the canal system eventually could not keep pace with the...

Senators Offer Their Support to F.D.A. Nominee

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg breezed through her Senate confirmation hearing while the administration proposed a budget that would give the agency more money.

In Strategy Shift, G.E. Plans Lower-Cost Health Products

9 years ago from NY Times Health

General Electric is shifting the strategy in its $17 billion-a-year health equipment and technology business, seeking to broaden its reach with more lower-cost products.

Taxing Those With Insurance to Pay for Those Without

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The proposals being debated in Congress would start considering some part of the value of health benefits as income and tax it accordingly.

The Bathwick Group highlights IBM's outsourcing innovation capabilities

9 years ago from

IBM announced that The Bathwick Group has declared IBM the leader for building innovation into large-scale outsourcing contracts. The standing is a result of recent research as part of the...

NASA's deep space missions may get new jolt of fuel

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

The Energy Department has requested $30 million to relaunch a program to make radioactive plutonium-238, a supply of which is running low. ...

Sask. pharmacy rebates could top $30M, health officials say

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The Saskatchewan government is keeping a wary eye on the manufacturers' drug rebates being paid to pharmacies - an estimated $30 million to $40 million a year.

Sweet deception: New test distinguishes impure honey from the real thing

9 years ago from Physorg

Here's some sweet news for honey lovers: Researchers in France are reporting development of a simple test for distinguishing 100 percent natural honeys from adulterated or impure versions that they...

Apple rumored to want to buy Twitter

9 years ago from Physorg

As the media appearances of Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have multiplied, so have rumors that the company is for sale and about to be bought.

Scientists Surprised By Unexpected Emergence Of Periodical Cicadas -- Four Years Early

9 years ago from Science Daily

Periodical cicadas, insects best known for their 17-year long life cycle, are emerging four years early in several Atlantic states. The emergence was first noticed in Greensboro, NC, on Monday...

N.W.T. man scores victory to bring medical machine to Inuvik

9 years ago from CBC: Health

An Inuvik, N.W.T., man has won his bid to have the territorial government bring his ailing wife's necessary medical treatment closer to home, after he flew to Yellowknife this week...

Advance toward producing biofuels without stressing global food supply

9 years ago from Physorg

Scientists in California are reporting use of a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes with the much-sought ability to transform switchgrass, corn cobs, and other organic materials into methyl...

Crooks hack accounts by recording PINs in downtown Toronto

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Toronto police say they know the downtown location of a series of bank frauds over the past few days - but they don't want to make that information public.

Shelter scans fingerprints of homeless

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Calgary shelter is scanning the fingerprints of its homeless clients, citing problems with gang members and drug dealers sneaking into the facility.

Google tightens bonds with YouTube users

9 years ago from Physorg

Google is routing YouTube users further into the online search giant's Internet world.

FDA seizes $1.5M in adulterated food

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. marshals, acting on a Food and Drug Administration request, have seized more than $1.5 million worth of adulterated food products.

Austria to pull out of European CERN institute

9 years ago from Physorg

Austria is pulling out of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Science Minister Johannes Hahn announced Thursday, citing budget concerns.

News Corp. posts flat third quarter

9 years ago from Physorg

Media giant News Corp. reported a flat quarterly net profit of 2.7 billion dollars on Wednesday as one-time items helped compensate for a slide in advertising revenue.