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German solar cuts hit parliamentary hurdle: sources

June 3, 2010 2:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Bundesrat upper house of parliament is unlikely to pass cuts to solar incentives this week so a parliamentary mediation committee would be needed to resolve the matter, government sources told Reuters on Thursday.

LANXESS makes the soccer world more colorful

June 3, 2010 2:25 am | by IndiaPRwire | News | Comments

LANXESS supplies color pigments for the spectacular outer shell of the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg

Citizen scientists could help prevent bird extinctions

June 3, 2010 2:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Natural history enthusiasts could help prevent the future extinction of many birds by reporting regular sightings of even the most common species, say scientists. The researchers explain that gathering data on birds that aren't currently at risk is just as important as collecting data on...

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Powerful Cyclone Phet takes aim at Oman

June 2, 2010 11:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Phet roared toward the coast of Oman on Thursday and was expected to make landfall on Friday before heading toward the oil-exporting Gulf Arab state's LNG facilities.

BP inches ahead in latest bid to control oil spill

June 2, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Robot submarines plying the dark, frigid depths of the Gulf of Mexico made halting progress in BP's latest bid to siphon off oil belching from its ruptured wellhead, but tar balls and other debris from the spill posed new threats to the region's...

GE, Itochu tie up on wind power projects

June 2, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric and Japanese trading house Itochu Corp have agreed to cooperate on investment in large wind and other renewable energy projects, Itochu said, boosting Itochu's share price by nearly 5 percent.

China to spend $1.8 billion on green car subsidies by 2012

June 2, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will spend at least 12 billion yuan ($1.76 billion) to subsidize smaller, fuel efficient cars by 2012, as part of broader plans to cut fuel emissions in the world's biggest auto market, the country's top economic planning agency said on Thursday.

BP overcomes snag in bid to curb spill

June 2, 2010 5:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc overcame a snag in its latest effort to curb the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the British energy giant's shares stabilized on Wednesday and parts of the huge oil slick crept near Florida.

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Sen. Lugar to propose climate bill alternative

June 2, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Republican in the Senate next week will propose energy and climate legislation that aims to cut emissions of planet-warming gases, but with far lower goals than President Barack Obama seeks.

Secretary Chu, Secretary Salazar Continue Oil Spill Response Work in Houston

June 2, 2010 3:25 pm | by US Department of Energy | News | Comments

HOUSTON, TX - At the direction of the President, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are in Houston today continuing their work on innovative strategies to leverage the best science and engineering to contain the BP oil spill.

The Future of Refrigerants

June 2, 2010 3:05 pm | Videos | Comments

As part of an industry-wide push to phase out R-22, DuPont Engineers discuss how the company's ISCEON refrigerant can replace R-22 in existing equipment, the use of 410A and the evolution of refrigerant technology.

How Pressure Gauges are Made

June 2, 2010 2:09 pm | Videos | Comments

From fabricating the Bourdon tube to filling the gauge with glycerin, this video shows how the inner workings of a pressure gauge are put together.

BP's 'Cut-and-Cap' Attempt Explained

June 2, 2010 1:57 pm | Videos | Comments

Footage of the underwater robots cutting a section of pipe from above the blowout preventer, and an animation showing how BP hopes to stem the flow of oil using the "cut-and-cap" approach.

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JandJ CEO: Sorry, But I Can't Recall

June 2, 2010 1:40 pm | Videos | Comments

Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon claims that the company initiated a recall as soon as he became aware of quality issues, even though he can't remember exactly when that was. Congress is currently investigating a "phantom recall" involving a contractor hired to buy up bad product up to a year prior to the official recall.

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Researchers Pursue Plasmonics And Photonics Technology For Optical Improvements

June 2, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.

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