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Giant Wind Turbine Test Takes a Heavyweight

May 17, 2010 9:23 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

NREL's 2.5-megawatt dynamometer picks on a wind turbine its own size in largest U.S. drive-train test ever.

Oil sands risks like slow-motion oil spill: report

May 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Some environmental risks of Canada's oil sands are similar to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill "but playing out in slow motion," the co-author of a report warning investors of the ecological, financial and social risks of oil sands development said on Monday.

UK, Ireland set new flying zone, cut ash disruption

May 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano.

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Louisiana shrimpers glum despite oil leak progress

May 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - News that energy giant BP has made progress in curbing the flow of oil gushing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico did little to lighten the mood of downtrodden fisherman along Louisiana's coast on Monday.

BP says turns corner in oil spill

May 17, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP said on Monday it had "turned the corner" in a weeks-long effort to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico even as the company faced fresh questions about its industry safety record.

Presidential commission to probe Gulf oil spill

May 17, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON/COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will create a presidential commission to probe the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and energy giant BP said on Monday it had "turned the corner" in its efforts to contain it.

3 Louisiana Tech University Students Receive National Engineering Scholarships

May 17, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Louisiana Tech University ) Three students from Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science have been awarded 2010-2011 academic scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, one of the nation's leading engineering honor societies.

Innovation: Teaching robots some manners

May 17, 2010 1:24 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Robots that interact with people should stop always putting efficiency first and learn that with humans a little courtesy goes a long way

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Massage Difficult Bulk Materials

May 17, 2010 1:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Spiroflow Systems, Inc. offers a variety of accessories to help compacted or otherwise difficult materials flow from bulk bags.

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Benchtop NMR Analyzer

May 17, 2010 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Instruments' magnetic resonance MQC analyzers determine the oil content of seeds, nuts, grains and processed foods by acquiring a signal from the whole sample and not just from the surface.

Integrated Controller with Increased Load Current

May 17, 2010 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Watlow®'s expanded line of EZ-ZONE® ST integrated controllers feature phase angle power switching and increased load current.

Real-Time Tracking & Analysis Tool

May 17, 2010 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CreateASoft Inc.'s SimTrack™: Dynamic Visibility & Analysis tool is designed to provide live visibility, forecasting and replay functionality for any process based operation.

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Little Rock Could Lose Polymarin Plant

May 17, 2010 12:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Wind energy company that announced in 2008 it planned a Little Rock factory with 630 employees is showing no signs of progress toward opening.

Oil Prices Fall 20 Percent In Two Weeks

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Crude prices have fallen about 20 percent in two weeks as investors worry that a debt crisis in Europe could spread to the U.S. and hurt the global recovery.

AbitibiBowater Closes Mill In Quebec

May 17, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Union representing AbitibiBowater workers says the company is closing its pulp and paper mill in Gatineau, Que., affecting about 350 workers.

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