Osaka, Japan-based Nissin Food Products says it is developing space-safe instant noodles in time for the launch of Japan's work to connect a research structure to the International Space Center. The product would prevent noodles from flying in different directions in zero gravity.
The House and Senate still haven't reached an agreement on President Bush's proposal to restore food stamps to green card holders, but they are getting close, reports say. The food stamp issue has become an obstacle to the farm bill's approval.
Tracking grocery sales of over-the-counter drugs that treat flu-like symptoms, often the first symptoms of anthrax exposure, could predict a possible outbreak of the disease, a study says. The study's authors say infected patients rarely seek help until their symptoms become severe.
Since the retailing industry adapted supply-chain technological innovations, it has formed partnerships and standardized practices that enable a closer relationship with manufacturers. Wal-Mart and Target have led the industry in developing supply-chain systems that avoid excess stock and allow data-mining to track consumers' purchasing habits.