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NREL's Alex Zunger Wins Prestigious Tomassoni Physics Prize and Science Medal

June 11, 2010 6:27 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Dr. Alex Zunger, a Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been awarded two prestigious scientific honors - the 2010 Tomassoni Physics Prize and the Science Medal of Scola Physica Romana. These international prizes are administered by...

West Africans rue rising seas as climate talks stall

June 11, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

GRAND-LAHOU, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - When the ocean swallowed up their homes, it also divided the people of this sleepy Ivorian fishing village -- half of them moved inland, the other half stayed to brave the waves.

Microsoft Security Vulnerability Disclosed

June 11, 2010 6:27 pm | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

A Google security researcher revealed the flaw; Microsoft may release out-of-cycle fix.


Flu's evolution strategy strikes perfect balance

June 11, 2010 6:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists have uncovered how the flu virus effectively evolves within and between host species. These findings overturn long-held assumptions about how the virus spreads. Better understanding how the flu replicates and evolves to infect new hosts will help scientists find new ways to...

Zooming in on an infant solar system: For the first time, astronomers have observed solar systems in the making in great detail

June 11, 2010 6:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Astronomers have observed in unprecedented detail the processes giving rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems. The discoveries lay the groundwork for probing the formation of planets with the potential for life.

NASA helps in upcoming asteroid mission homecoming

June 11, 2010 6:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

The space and astronomy worlds have June 13 circled on the calendar. That's when the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) expects the sample return capsule of the agency's technology demonstrator spacecraft, Hayabusa, to boomerang back to Earth. The capsule, along with its mother...

New UN climate text under fire as talks end

June 11, 2010 5:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Rich and poor nations alike criticized a new blueprint for a U.N. climate treaty on Friday as two weeks of talks among 185 countries ended with small steps toward an elusive deal.

Britain sticks up for BP amid spill

June 11, 2010 5:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Britain stuck up for beleaguered BP Plc on Friday against American criticism over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, while the company ramped up efforts to siphon more crude from its gushing well.


When Component Price is Right

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | Blogs | Comments

It is not always easy to assign a dollar value to critical services that address emergency situations, improve productivity, solve recurring equipment failures and contribute to reliability.

Blasts from the Past

June 11, 2010 1:07 pm | Articles | Comments

Hindsight prevention strategies for five explosions that made history.


When Workarounds Backfire

June 11, 2010 12:49 pm | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Workers at the Bayer CropScience facility in West Virginia would override safety interlocks in order to compensate for an undersized heater in a pesticide residue treater.


Arkansas Pet Food Plant To Expand, Add Jobs

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | News | Comments

Pet food plant in Dumas, Ark., that was badly damaged in a 2007 tornado is under new ownership that plans to expand and nearly double the number of jobs.

VW Recalls Minivans For Fire Hazard

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors.

3M Acquires MTI PolyFab

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | News | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate said Friday it completed acquisition of MTI PolyFab, a Canadian manufacturer of noise and vibration reduction technology for airplanes.

Russia Wants French Warship Technology

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | News | Comments

Industry minister wants to build French-designed warships in Russian plants, and eventually expand cooperation to include joint submarine, fighter jet or other manufacturing.


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