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 •  September 26, 2015

WASP focuses on developing 3-D printing technology which can later be part of an "Open-Souce" society where manufacturing goods is placed into the consumer's hands. It develops printers capable of using materials such as bio-plastic, clay, silicone and ...

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 •  August 21, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Less-expensive solar technology using common metals could cover America's rooftops and supply a significant part of the country's electricity, scientists say.
With enough sunlight falling on home roofs to supply at least half of America's electricity, shingles that generate electricity from the sun and can be ...

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 •  June 16, 2011

HOUSTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Two different materials, both equally effective against E. coli, are being developed by a University of Houston team, a university polymer chemist said.
Rigoberto Advincula said a graphene material proved to be an effective anti-microbial to kill or inhibit the growth of E. coli, the Texas university reported in a release ...

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 •  March 1, 2011

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 1 (UPI) -- New forms of metal can be turned into complex shapes easily and inexpensively like plastic but retain the metals' strength and durability, U.S. researchers say.
Materials scientists as Yale University say some recently developed bulk metallic glasses -- alloys with randomly arranged atoms rather than ordinary ...

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 •  January 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Legislators in 30 states say they will announce bills to protect children and families from harmful chemicals in household products.
Bills to be considered include bans on Bisphenol A, or BPA, and dangerous flame retardants in consumer products, requirements about chemicals used in manufacturing products intended for ...

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 •  January 6, 2011

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Oil prices are inching toward $100 per barrel, though OPEC leaders Kuwait and Iran said there isn't much need to increase supplies.
Delegates from the 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries at their regular December meeting in Ecuador left production quotas set in 2008 unchanged. Oil prices, meanwhile, ...

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 •  September 2, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. manufacturing expanded for the 13th consecutive month in August, the Institute of Supply Management said.
Although new factory orders slowed, the trade group's Purchasing Manager's index rose from 55.5 to 56.3, a report released Wednesday showed.
Numbers above 50 indicate growth. As such, new orders expanded, ...

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 •  July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has denied 10 petitions challenging its 2009 determination that climate change is real and threatens humans.
Rejecting a series of critiques lodged by groups seeking to block federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, EPA officials declared that "climate science is ...

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 •  April 6, 2010

PRINCETON, N.J., April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've developed a method of producing electricity-conducting plastics that could dramatically lower the cost of solar panels.
Princeton University engineers said the resulting plastics are translucent, malleable and able to conduct electricity -- all features that open the door to broader use ...