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U.N. urges investment policy to foster low-carbon growth

July 22, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) - Developing economies can jumpstart low-carbon economic growth through "clean" investment promotion policies, despite slow progress in international climate negotiations, a United Nations agency said.

California Team To Receive Up To $122 Million To Develop Method To Produce Fuels From Sunlight

July 22, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/US Department of Energy ) The US Department of Energy today announced an award of up to $122 million over five years to a multidisciplinary team of scientists to establish an Energy Innovation Hub aimed at developing revolutionary methods to generate fuels directly from...

How Do Cells Die? Biophotonic Tools Reveal Real-time Dynamics In Living Color

July 22, 2010 8:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University at Buffalo ) Apoptosis, programmed cell death, is essential to normal development, healthy immune system function, and cancer prevention. The process dramatically transforms cellular structures but the limitations of conventional microscopy methods have kept much about...


Gut Movements In Caterpillars Inspire Soft-body Robot Design

July 22, 2010 8:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) A Virginia Tech engineer and Tufts biologists have shown that a caterpillar's gut slides forward in advance of the surrounding tissues -- "unlike any form of legged locomotion previously reported and represents a new feature in our emerging understanding of crawling.

Senator John Kerry says chance of climate bill "tough"

July 22, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John Kerry said on Thursday at a town hall meeting that chances to pass a climate bill right now are "very tough."

Gulf storm threatens efforts to plug spill

July 22, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc oil spill workers in the Gulf of Mexico prepared for a possible evacuation on Thursday as a brewing tropical storm threatened more delays in efforts to end the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

Research Firm Identifies Plex Systems as Technology Leader in Midwest Region

July 22, 2010 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software ( , today announced that it has been named to Lead411's "Hottest Companies" list of leading technology companies, Midwest Region.The Hottest Companies is a new list compiled...

Ships Ready to Leave Leaky Well as Storm Brews

July 22, 2010 6:49 am | by COLLEEN LONG n HARRY WEBER, Associated Press Writers | Videos | Comments

Just days before the expected completion of a relief well designed to permanently throttle the free-flowing crude, the government's spill chief said Wednesday that work was suspended.


Foxconn Raising Prices After China Wage Hikes

July 22, 2010 6:27 am | by | News | Comments

Maker of?iPhones and other gadgets for global technology companies plans to charge?more to partly cover wage increases at its mammoth manufacturing compound in?China.

FTC Extends Intel Antitrust Settlement Talks

July 22, 2010 6:27 am | by | News | Comments

Federal regulators will take at least two more weeks to work out details of a proposed agreement with Intel to settle charges that the giant chipmaker violated antitrust laws.

Volvo Returns To Profit In 2Q

July 22, 2010 6:27 am | by | News | Comments

Swedish truck maker said it?returned to profit in the second quarter from a loss a year earlier, helped by a gradual pickup in demand and improved productivity.

Caterpillar 2Q Earnings Up 91 Percent

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by | News | Comments

Heavy machinery manufacturer said its second-quarter earnings shot up 91 percent on a big increase in sales of equipment for industries like mining, infrastructure and energy.

Initial Jobless Claims Jump From 2-Year Low

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by | News | Comments

Sharp increase comes after claims fell to their lowest level since August 2008,?but much of that drop was driven by temporary seasonal factors and not an improving job market.

Hitachi close to winning new battery orders

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hitachi Ltd's vehicle energy unit will succeed in the crowded car battery market due to its strong track record and is close to winning new orders for its lithium-ion batteries, the head of the unit said on Thursday.

SunPower to build three solar plants in Italy

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Solar Ventures Srl to build three solar plants totaling 11.1 megawatts (MW) in Italy, ahead of planned incentive cuts in the country.


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