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Honda new hybrid to be cheapest one in Japan: report

June 23, 2010 9:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co 's new hybrid car will cost one fifth less than the cheapest hybrid on the Japanese market, according to a newspaper report -- a move that may make hybrids low profit margin models for automakers.

New Australian PM backs price on carbon

June 23, 2010 8:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday she believed in climate change and would push for a national price on carbon but much more consultation with industry and voters was crucial.

Discovery of how coral reefs adapt to global warming could aid reef restoration

June 23, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Discoveries about tropical coral reefs are expected to be invaluable in efforts to restore the corals, which are succumbing to bleaching and other diseases at an unprecedented rate as ocean temperatures rise worldwide.


Studies confirm presence, severity of pollution in US national parks

June 23, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Toxic contamination from pesticides, the burning of fossil fuels, agriculture, industrial operations and other sources are a continuing concern in US national parks of the West, two new studies confirm.

Gloves off in California over greenhouse gas law

June 23, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California environmentalists opened fire on Wednesday on a measure approved for the state's November ballot that would roll back a landmark law regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Africa's water most precarious, Iceland best: study

June 23, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

ATHENS (Reuters) - African nations led by Somalia, Mauritania and Sudan have the most precarious water supplies in the world while Iceland has the best, according to a survey on Thursday that aims to alert companies to investment risks.

First Asian carp found in waterway near Great Lakes

June 23, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 20-pound (9-kg) Asian carp was fished out of a waterway close to the Great Lakes and beyond twin electric barriers designed to keep them out, authorities said on Wednesday.

BP starts to reinstall cap on Gulf of Mexico oil leak

June 23, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Wednesday it was starting to reinstall an oil-siphoning cap on its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico after an earlier disruption unleashed a torrent of crude.


Watermelon Meets Pressure Washer

June 23, 2010 2:23 pm | by Hydroexcavation | Videos | Comments

This is why you never point a pressure washer at anyone or anything that might be remotely important to you.

Pressure Washer Vs. Watermelon

June 23, 2010 1:31 pm | Videos | Comments

This is why you don't point a pressure washer at someone's head, or any other body part for that matter.


GM Wants Banks To Finance Subprime Buyers

June 23, 2010 12:29 pm | by | News | Comments

General Motors is looking to boost auto sales by lining up banks and other financial institutions to make loans and lease deals...

Enterprise PCs Work While They Sleep - Saving Energy And Money - With New Software

June 23, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of California - San Diego ) Personal computers in enterprise environments save energy and money by "sleep-working," thanks to new software called SleepServer created by computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego. Sleep-working enterprise PCs are...

IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow Begins Reporting On Sci-tech At Voice Of America

June 23, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow Smitha Raghunathan has begun her 10-week media internship preparing news stories on science, engineering and technology in Washington at the Voice of America.

First superstorm on exoplanet detected

June 23, 2010 11:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Astronomers have measured a superstorm for the first time in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied "hot Jupiter" HD209458b. The very high-precision observations of carbon monoxide gas show that it is streaming at enormous speed from the extremely hot day side to the cooler...

Honda's new hybrid to cost 1.5 mln yen: Nikkei

June 23, 2010 11:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co's new hybrid car will cost around 1.5 million yen ($16,570), making it the cheapest hybrid in Japan when it goes on sale this fall, the Nikkei business daily reported.


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