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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
Stanford marine biologist Steve Palumbi talks about how science benefits from good and bad ideas. Source: NSF Science News
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.
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.
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.
An explosion involving two electrical transformers has halved production at Rio Tinto Alcan's Laterriere aluminum smelter in Quebec.
Researchers say they have stumbled on new form of adhesive that costs about half as much to make and uses none of...
Frustrated jobseekers in Michigan are going back to school — and if they don't get a job their tuition is refunded.
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 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.
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