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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
( 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.
( American Geophysical Union ) News media registration is now open for the 2010 Meeting of the Americas (August 8-12, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil), where more than 2,200 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences. The meeting will bring together...
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is suing two competitors, Buzz Bee Toys and Lanard Toys, claiming they infringed on its patent for the Nerf and Super Soaker brands.
More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement.
Hungarian subsidiary of Sony said it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.