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Rosetta's blind date with asteroid Lutetia

June 15, 2010 9:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

The European Space Agency's comet-chaser Rosetta is heading for a blind date with asteroid Lutetia. Rosetta does not yet know what Lutetia looks like but beautiful or otherwise the two will meet on July 10.

NASA Releases Kepler Data On Potential Extrasolar Planets

June 15, 2010 9:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

NASA's Kepler Mission has released 43 days of science data on more than 156,000 stars. These stars are being monitored for subtle brightness changes as part of an ongoing search for Earth-like planets outside of our solar system.

Geochemist Raises Questions About Carbon Sequestration At Goldschmidt Conference

June 15, 2010 8:27 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise, policy makers and scientists are looking at carbon sequestration as a way to tackle the problems associated with the greenhouse gas.

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Nanoparticle Scientist Speaks On New Discoveries At Goldschmidt Conference

June 15, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Scientists make discoveries on the thermodynamic properties of transition metal oxides such as insulators and superconductors.

Obama: BP will pay for its "recklessness"

June 15, 2010 6:30 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to compel BP Plc to pay the price for its "recklessness" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and sought to harness public outrage over the disaster for a "national mission" to cut U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

Whale poo helps offset carbon footprint

June 15, 2010 6:30 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Southern Ocean sperm whales offset their carbon footprint by defecating, scientists said on Wednesday, releasing tonnes of iron a year that stimulates the growth of phytoplankton which in turn absorb carbon dioxide.

Obama still supports putting price on carbon

June 15, 2010 3:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama still believes that putting a price on carbon emissions is the only way to make serious progress on climate change, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday.

U.S. boosts flow estimate of BP oil leak by 50 percent

June 15, 2010 3:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A team of U.S. scientists on Tuesday upped their high-end estimate of the amount of crude oil flowing from BP Plc's stricken Gulf of Mexico well by 50 percent, the second major upward revision in less than a week.

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Bemis Sells Assets To Exopack For $81.2M

June 15, 2010 1:32 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Flexible packaging maker?to sell some of its assets, including two factories, to help fund?$1.2 billion deal for Rio Tinto's Alcan packaging business.

Intel Water Rights Deal Draws Critics

June 15, 2010 1:32 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Former state engineer says deal is far reaching and would set precedents in state water rights management that should be thoroughly deliberated.

Philip Morris Int'l Still Wants To Buy Protabaco

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Seller of Marlboro cigarettes overseas is asking Colombian regulators to reconsider its application to buy Protabaco, the second-largest cigarette manufacturer in Colombia.

Gov't To Employers: Don't Increase Health Care Costs

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Obama administration told employers...

Boeing Boosting Production Of 737 Jet

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Anticipating long-term growth in demand for the commercial plane, Boeing said it is again boosting plans for production of the 737 jet in 2012.

Hexion Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group Opens New Resin Coating Plant and Additional Transload Facilities

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Hexion | News | Comments

Hexion Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group Opens New Resin Coating Plant and

Honeywell T-Hawk™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reaches 10,000 Flight Milestone

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Honeywell International | News | Comments

Hover and Stare Capability Provides Real-Time Surveillance PARIS, June 14, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that its T-Hawk™ Micro Air Vehicle, the only fielded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with hover and stare surveillance capability, has recorded its 10,000th flight since...

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