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2011-03-15 14:37:53

The goal: Room-temperature spintronic computers University of Utah researchers built "spintronic" transistors and used them to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature. The study is a step toward computers, phones and other spintronic devices that are faster and use less energy than their electronic counterparts. "Electronic devices mostly use the charge of the electrons - a negative charge that is moving," says Ashutosh Tiwari,...

2011-03-03 19:23:00

Annual course to train, educate next generation of scientists, engineers, plant operators, policymakers RENO, Nev., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When one thinks of geothermal energy, a plume of steam rising from the snowy plains of Iceland or from a power plant in the green hills of New Zealand may come to mind, but perhaps not Nevada, a hotbed of activity for geothermal power in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/DC59242) The National...

2011-02-17 06:00:00

BILLINGHAM, United Kingdom, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pigments division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced a price increase for all its titanium dioxide pigments in Europe. The following increase is effective April 1, 2011 or as contracts allow: Europe: Euros 175 per tonne This price increase is in addition to all price increases previously announced in this region. About Huntsman: Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its...

2011-02-16 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it is going ahead with the engineering design for a 40,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore. Huntsman plans to invest more than $70 million at its Jurong Island plant in a move that will more than double the site's manufacturing capabilities, help satisfy increasing global demand for...

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2011-02-15 10:25:47

Green on satellite images warns of hantavirus outbreaks The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says. The method also might forecast outbreaks of other rodent-borne illnesses worldwide. "It's a way to remotely track a disease without having to go out and trap animals all the time," says Denise Dearing, professor of biology at the...

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2011-02-02 22:51:50

Problem hits basins from LA to Tehran, Salt Lake to Mexico CityDuring the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in other urban basins worldwide.The field campaign "“ part of a three-year study by the University of Utah and other institutions "“ ends Monday, Feb. 7 as atmospheric scientists begin analyzing data they collected to learn...

2011-01-28 08:42:00

CALAIS, France, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pigments division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has agreed in principle to an investment of circa EUR 30 million to build a new magnesium sulfate fertilizer manufacturing operation at the division's titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments manufacturing plant in Calais, France. The investment is approved in principle and is subject to the finalization of a number of elements including the granting of permits and...

2011-01-17 12:19:31

When danger looms, locusts on the ground leap and fly away. The timing and precision of that leap starts with the complex coding of visual information within a single neuron. In the current edition of the journal Neuron, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Utah uncovered three distinct features in the communication process of a sensory neuron that control distinct motor aspects of escape behavior "“ firing rate threshold, peak firing time and spike count....

2011-01-10 21:36:00

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tostitos brand, in partnership with the USO, today revealed surprise reunions with loved ones for U.S. troops live on field during halftime of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. The reunited troops played along side former college football all-stars in the recent Tostitos Connect to Home Bowl, which took place at Joint Base Balad in Iraq over the holidays. The one-of-a-kind college football bowl game experience was part of a series...

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2011-01-09 11:45:00

Growing towns can save mllions; study shows devices cut pollutantsInexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, according to a new study."The results of this study show that it is possible to save communities with existing lagoon systems hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, by retrofitting their existing wastewater...


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