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Black hole blows big bubble

July 7, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Combining observations made with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. This object, also known as a microquasar, blows a huge bubble of hot...

Virtual prisons: how e-maps are curtailing our freedom

July 7, 2010 6:25 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Almost unnoticed, electronic maps and sensors are limiting what we do and where we do it – the question now is, how far will we let them go?

BP boss in MidEast as relief well progresses

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

ABU DHABI/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP boss Tony Hayward met with an Abu Dhabi state investment fund on Wednesday, part of a quest for cash to ward off takeovers and help pay for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.


Tropical depression could form over the Gulf of Mexico

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tropical depression could form over the southern Gulf of Mexico before slamming into the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday, a region still recovering from Hurricane Alex, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a report on Wednesday.

BP spill spurs call to halt release of sea turtles

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government should halt the planned release of endangered sea turtles from an island off Texas because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a California-based conservation group said on Wednesday.

Science Benefits From Bad Ideas

July 7, 2010 3:26 pm | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

Stanford marine biologist Steve Palumbi talks about how science benefits from good and bad ideas. Source: NSF Science News

Exxon Accused Of Violating U.S. Air Laws

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

Environmental groups claim Exxon violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years,?without facing proper fines or being forced to fix equipment.

Solar Company Delays Hiring In Indiana

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

Abound Solar said it won't start hiring perhaps hundreds of workers for a central Indiana factory until it has ramped up production at its Colorado plant.


BMW JV Breaks Ground For Washington State Plant

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture backed by BMW and SGL Group, broke ground on a carbon fiber plant at Moses Lake that will make parts for a BMW electric car.

Blast Disrupts Rio Tinto Production At Canadian Plant

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by | News | Comments

An explosion involving two electrical transformers has halved production at Rio Tinto Alcan's Laterriere aluminum smelter in Quebec.

Researchers Discover Less-Costly Form Of Adhesive

July 7, 2010 1:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Researchers say they have stumbled on new form of adhesive that costs about half as much to make and uses none of...

Get a Job or your Money Back

July 7, 2010 12:54 pm | Videos | Comments

Frustrated jobseekers in Michigan are going back to school — and if they don't get a job their tuition is refunded.

Liveris Named to President’s Export Council

July 7, 2010 12:27 pm | by Dow Chemical Company | News | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Export Council.

Rice Program Takes On Protein Puzzle

July 7, 2010 12:27 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Rice University ) Rice University researchers have come up with a computer program to accurately simulate protein folding dramatically faster than previous methods. It will allow scientists to peer deeper into the roots of diseases caused by proteins that fold incorrectly.

PNNL names new â??post-doc' program after noted Northwest chemist Linus Pauling

July 7, 2010 12:26 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Linus Pauling was a Northwest original who influenced several generations of chemists and biologists.  Now, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is naming its recently-created Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship program after the man who is the only person to win unshared


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