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2010-06-23 17:56:13

Louis J. Lanzerotti, PhD, a distinguished research professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will lead the 13-member panel organized by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (www.nationalacademies.org) to identify possible causes of unintended acceleration in vehicles in the aftermath of Toyota's large recalls. The group, which will hold its first meeting June 30 and July 1, 2010 in Washington, DC, includes notable engineers, scientists and auto safety experts....

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2010-05-20 07:20:00

Scientists said Wednesday that the U.S. has to lead the global fight on climate change by breaking with business-as-usual and setting tough standards for the amount of greenhouse gases it emits into the atmosphere. The National Research Council scientists said the U.S. should set a budget that would limit greenhouse gas emissions to a total of between 170 and 200 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent between 2012 and 2050. The report said that limit would correspond to a reduction of U.S....

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2010-05-12 10:55:00

According to a National Research Council report released on Tuesday, many of NASA's research labs are old and budget cuts have seriously jeopardized scientific research at the space agency. A panel of experts appointed by the council said bureaucratic changes mean that staff running the labs have to spend an inordinate amount of time asking for money while their facilities disintegrate. "The fundamental research community at NASA has been severely impacted by the budget reductions that are...

2010-04-29 15:25:00

TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,261,136 New funding to support development of enzyme-based carbon capture technology QUEBEC, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CO2 Solution Inc. ("CO2 Solution" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has secured up to $348,000 in funding from the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). This funding will be utilized by CO2 Solution to support the ongoing commercialization of its technology,...

2010-04-13 14:56:19

Technology Needs Proper Management to Remain Effective Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits -- such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields -- compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council.  However, GE crops resistant to the herbicide glyphosate -- a main component in Roundup and other commercial weed killers...

2010-03-25 15:17:16

Eleven questions that should shape the next decade of geographical sciences research were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. Reflecting a time when populations are moving and natural resources are being depleted, the questions aim to provide a more complete understanding of where and how landscapes are changing to help society manage and adapt to the transformation of Earth's surface. The committee that wrote the report solicited input from the geographical...

2010-03-03 13:30:51

Understanding how past climate may have influenced human evolution could be dramatically enhanced by an international cross-disciplinary research program to improve the sparse human fossil and incomplete climate records and examine the link between the two, says a new report from the National Research Council. Climate and fossil records suggest that some events in human evolution -- such as the evolution of new species or movements out of Africa -- coincided with substantial changes in...

2010-02-22 06:05:00

- Research Intended to Develop New Enzyme Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Manufacturing - PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) amended its agreement with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada to include collaboration on cellulose technology research for the production of cellulosic ethanol from sustainable feedstock, such as corn stalks and straws, which is the unexploited byproduct in agri-food...

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2010-01-22 13:40:00

A new report from the National Research Council lays out options NASA could follow to detect more near-Earth objects (NEOs) "“ asteroids and comets that could pose a hazard if they cross Earth's orbit. The report says the $4 million the U.S. spends annually to search for NEOs is insufficient to meet a congressionally mandated requirement to detect NEOs that could threaten Earth. Congress mandated in 2005 that NASA discover 90 percent of NEOs whose diameter is 140 meters or greater by...

2009-12-16 17:11:00

Study Misses Mark on Electric Vehicle Penetration WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electrification Coalition today registered its disagreement with assumptions used in a study released by the National Research Council on potential penetration rates for electric vehicles. "The National Research Council has done important work over the years, but in this case, some of their assumptions are off the mark," Electrification Coalition President and CEO Robbie Diamond said....


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