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Bristol-Myers in partnership for Alzheimer's test

March 28, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Meso Scale Discovery said Wednesday they will work together to develop diagnostic tests that measure cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for use in research of Alzheimer's disease.The companies did not disclose terms of their collaboration, and said they plan to release...

Transparent, Flexible 3D Memory Chips

March 28, 2012 10:01 am | by ACS | News | Comments

New memory chips that are transparent, flexible enough to be folded like a sheet of paper, shrug off 1,000-degree Fahrenheit temperatures — twice as hot as the max in a kitchen oven — and survive other hostile conditions could usher in the development of next-generation flash-competitive memory

Researchers Discover a New Path for Light Through Metal

March 28, 2012 9:55 am | by Optical Society of America | News | Comments

Helping bridge the gap between photonics and electronics, researchers from Purdue University have coaxed a thin film of titanium nitride into transporting plasmons

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Toxic chemical releases decline 4.2 pct in Va

March 28, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new state report says toxic chemical releases from industries and federal facilities are declining in Virginia.An annual inventory released Wednesday by the Department of Environmental Quality says toxic chemical releases into the air, land and water totaled 46.3 million pounds in 2010, the...

CEO: Avondale shipyard still on track for closure

March 28, 2012 9:50 am | by ALAN SAYRE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. is still on track for a 2013 closing of its Avondale shipyard, long a major southeastern Louisiana employer, the company's chief executive said Wednesday.But during a Wednesday conference call with investment analysts, Huntington Ingalls CEO Mike Petters said...

Study links St. Jude heart wires to 20-plus deaths

March 28, 2012 9:50 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Defective wires made by St. Jude Medical Inc. to connect heart-shocking defibrillators caused at least 20 patient deaths due to short circuiting, according to an article published in a leading cardiology journal.Dr. Robert Hauser analyzed a database of reported device malfunctions, linking St....

35,000 Gallons of Prevention

March 28, 2012 9:49 am | by U.S. Department of Homeland Security | News | Comments

Twenty years ago in Chicago, a small leak in an unused freight tunnel expanded beneath the Windy City and started a flood which eventually gushed through the entire tunnel system.

Towering Wind Turbine Prototype Off VA Approved

March 28, 2012 9:44 am | by Steve Szkotak, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spanish wind giant Gamesa Energy Inc. won state approval Tuesday to construct a 479-foot wind turbine prototype off Virginia's Eastern Shore.    

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Feds: California Nuke Plant to Remain Shut for Probe

March 28, 2012 9:40 am | by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

The troubled San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California will remain shut down until federal regulators can determine why tubes carrying radioactive water in the plant's massive generators are rapidly decaying.    

Boeing to Build 8th C-17 Globemaster III for United Kingdom

March 28, 2012 9:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Royal Air Force to receive airlifter later this year LONG BEACH, Calif., March 28, 2012 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the UK Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement for the acquisition of one C-17 Globemaster III, bringing the Royal Air Force (RAF) fleet of the world’s most...

Iron Baby

March 28, 2012 9:35 am | by PatrickBoivin | Videos | Comments

An Iron Man movie parody.

Regulator approves new Idaho Power pricing plan

March 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State regulators have approved a new pricing plan for some Idaho Power Company residential customers who agree to shift the times they use electricity.The Idaho Public Utilities Commission agreed Tuesday to let the IdaCorp Inc. unit offer the plan, which will let some customers pay less if they...

Cisco acquires network software maker ClearAccess

March 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said on Wednesday that it plans to acquire ClearAccess, a privately held maker of software for Internet service providers, to broaden network management tools for homes and mobile devices.Cisco is the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment.Financial terms were...

Mitsubishi buys into Mont. company's Canada mine

March 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan will pay $95 million for a 25 percent interest in a Montana company's proposed copper and platinum mine in Canada.Stillwater Mining Co. of Billings says the partnership with Mitsubishi will help finance an open-pit mine near Marathon, Ontario. Mine development costs...

Total says no explosion risk in North Sea gas leak

March 28, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A flare is still burning on the North Sea offshore platform that has been leaking gas for days, operator Total S.A. said Wednesday, though it claimed there was no threat of an explosion under current weather conditions.The French energy company said it is evaluating options to extinguish the...

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