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Graphene organic photovoltaics: Flexible material only a few atoms thick may offer cheap solar power

July 24, 2010 11:27 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A research team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that the researchers say have great potential for a new breed of solar cells.

Asia's most devastating droughts reconstructed

July 24, 2010 11:27 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Asia's monsoon rains feed nearly half the world's population. A new study of tree rings provides a detailed record of at least four epic failures of the monsoon that have shaken Asia over the last thousand years. The study is expected not only to help historians understand how environment...

Crownbutte Wind Power Shareholder Update for July

July 24, 2010 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crownbutte Wind Power Inc. (OTCBB: CBWP) of Mandan, ND continues to pursue project financing for the development of its wind park portfolio.The management of CBWP has currently refined its approach for financing from traditional sources of capital (bank financing) , the majority of which are...


Ore. family's billiard company a global name

July 24, 2010 2:26 am | by | News | Comments

Of the roughly 45,000 pool tables sold in the U.S. last year, 5,000 were forged in Oregon using domestic raw materials in a family-owned shop.As Terry Moldenhauer, sales manager at Golden West Billiards, gave a tour of the factory just north of Milwaukie one recent afternoon, U.S. and...

Pa. mat-maker finds yoga soothes economy's sting

July 24, 2010 2:26 am | by | News | Comments

As the region stumbles around in a recession hangover, Dean Jerrehian is an odd assemblage of calm, cheerfulness, and optimism for a guy making a living in one of the economy's hardest-hit sectors ? manufacturing.He credits yoga. No, not his practice of it, though he does an impressive...

Gulf tropical storm puts BP spill work on hold

July 23, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The approach of a major storm on Friday forced BP Plc to halt efforts to permanently plug a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, sending ships and workers retreating to safety.

Bonnie could strengthen as heads for Gulf

July 23, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Bonnie could come back to life over the Gulf of Mexico after it weakened on its trek across south Florida on Friday and was downgraded to a tropical depression.

Recall news

July 23, 2010 3:29 pm | by | News | Comments

The following recalls have been announced:Oregon Ice Cream Co. is recalling 641 tubs of 3 gallon Denali Bear Claw ice cream because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they...


NFL, NFLPA release results of helmet study

July 23, 2010 3:29 pm | by | News | Comments

The results of an independent study commissioned by the NFL and the players' union show modern helmets meet all national safety standards, though it stressed that no helmet can prevent concussions and more studies are necessary.The results were forwarded to teams on Friday, along with a memo...

Senate Democrats turn focus to Gulf spill response

July 23, 2010 2:26 pm | by | News | Comments

Senate Democrats hope to pass a narrow energy bill next week that responds to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and takes steps to improve energy efficiency, after abandoning plans for a sweeping measure that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

United Technologies 2Q net income rises

July 23, 2010 2:26 pm | by | News | Comments

United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit jumped nearly 14 percent and revenue rose for the first time in nearly two years as aerospace and refrigerated transportation orders improved.The parent company of jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, Otis...

Earnings Preview: United States Steel

July 23, 2010 2:26 pm | by | News | Comments

United States Steel Corp. releases second-quarter results Tuesday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Signs of whether slowing global economic growth is affecting the Pittsburgh manufacturer's performance.U.S. Steel is poised to post a profit, with improving demand in industrial...

Applied Materials to cut up to 500 jobs

July 23, 2010 2:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Applied Materials will cut between 400 and 500 jobs in its energy and environmental division, the company said Wednesday, with the goal of making it profitable by next year.The Santa Clara, Calif., company provides technology used by solar panel and semiconductor manufacturers. It will...

India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer

July 23, 2010 2:25 pm | by | News | Comments

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the latest in a...

Investigations Into Unintended Acceleration Should Include Engineers

July 23, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) Because of the electronic complexity of modern passenger vehicles, investigations into sudden, unintended acceleration should draw upon the expertise of a broad array of electrical, electronics and software engineers and computer professionals.


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