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Oil drillers, users say world needs deepwater wells

July 20, 2010 6:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Energy chiefs defended deepwater oil as crucial to meeting future demand, saying on Tuesday that a prolonged U.S. drilling ban in response to the giant Gulf of Mexico spill could stoke costs and threaten security of supply.

FDA Accepts Historical Controls For Epilepsy Monotherapy Studies

July 20, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) New York University researchers revealed that data from previously completed withdrawal to monotherapy studies for antiepileptic drugs provide a valid control for future studies, obviating the need for placebo/pseudo-placebo trials to demonstrate the efficacy of...

Lead Paint Manufacturers Appeal Reimbursement Decision

July 20, 2010 6:20 am | News | Comments

Companies that sold lead-based paint have appealed a judge's decision denying them reimbursement for the cost of defending themselves.


Techsol President Pleads Guilty in Chemical Spill Case

July 20, 2010 6:14 am | News | Comments

A Huntington man has pleaded guilty to negligently releasing a hazardous pollutant into the city's sewer system.

Ex-Dow Worker Accused of Economic Espionage

July 20, 2010 6:09 am | News | Comments

Prosecutors said Kexue Huang passed on insecticide information valued at more than $100 million to Hunan Normal University while he worked for Dow Chemical.

Feds: BP's Cap Stays On, New Leaks Insignificant

July 20, 2010 6:02 am | by COLLEEN LONG & MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

The federal government declared the new leaks insignificant and forged ahead with BP's plan for finally sealing the hole in the ocean floor.

Can Too Much Wind Power Be a Bad Thing?

July 20, 2010 6:00 am | by TED SICKINGER, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The pace and geographic concentration of wind development, coupled with wild output swings, are overwhelming the grid and outstripping its ability to use the power or send it elsewhere.

Oil imports at Dalian choked as China fights slick

July 20, 2010 5:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Oil imports were still restricted at the major Chinese port of Dalian on Tuesday following a fire and oil slick, while China recruited an additional 500 fishing boats to help with the clean-up.


Parasite ants stimulate chemical production in host ants

July 20, 2010 3:27 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Ants use chemical cues to recognise their own nest-mates and eggs, and avoid being tricked by parasite ant species. But when there are no parasites, hosts seem to stop producing so many cues and aren't so good at recognising their own mates.

Honda to launch plug-in hybrid and electric car in 2012

July 19, 2010 11:23 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WAKO, Japan (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it would launch a plug-in hybrid and battery electric model in 2012 and mapped out other plans to put greener vehicles on the road as rivals catch up with more fuel-efficient cars.

Breakthrough in thin-film solar cells: New insights into the indium/gallium puzzle

July 19, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Computer simulations designed to investigate the so-called indium/gallium puzzle have highlighted a new way of increasing the efficiency of CIGS thin-film solar cells.

Cool roofs can offset carbon dioxide emissions and mitigate global warming, study finds

July 19, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A new study has found that implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world can not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions.

Microbial world's use of metals mostly unmapped

July 19, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Microbes boast a broader and more diverse array of metal-driven chemical processes than scientists imagined. In fact, most have yet to be discovered, according to a first-of-its-kind technique that catalogs all of the metals in a microbe. The method could lead to innovative clean energy...

MDMA (Ecstasy)-assisted psychotherapy relieves treatment-resistant PTSD, study suggests

July 19, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

MDMA (also known as Ecstasy), may one day offer hope for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even people for whom other treatments have failed. Clinical trial suggests that MDMA can be administered to subjects with PTSD without evidence of harm and could offer sufferers...

U.S. issues first shallow-water drilling permit

July 19, 2010 6:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department issued its first shallow-water drilling permit since offshore exploration companies were required to meet two sets of new safety regulations in response to the BP oil spill, a department official said on Monday.


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