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Many famous comets originally formed in other solar systems

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Many of the most well known comets, including Halley, Hale-Bopp and, most recently, McNaught, may have been born in orbit around other stars, according to a new theory by an international team of astronomers.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft fires past record for speed change

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Deep in the heart of the asteroid belt, on its way to the first of the belt's two most massive inhabitants, NASA's ion-propelled Dawn spacecraft has eclipsed the record for velocity change produced by a spacecraft's engines. The previous standard-bearer for velocity change, NASA's Deep...

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Childhood parasomnias such as sleepwalking and bedwetting may persist into adolescence

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Although incident parasomnias are uncommon as children enter adolescence, parasomnias present in preadolescents may persist into the teen years, according to a new research.

Microbes reprogrammed to ooze oil for renewable biofuel

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Using genetic sleight of hand, researcher have coaxed photosynthetic microbes to secrete oil -- bypassing energy and cost barriers that have hampered green biofuel production.

Bacteria converted into ‘mini-factories’ for biofuels and vaccines

June 10, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists have manipulated simple bacteria into constructing internal compartments where biofuels and vaccines can be produced. These micro-compartments eventually occupy almost 70 percent of the available space in a bacteria cell, enabling segregation of metabolic activities and, in the...

U.S. doubles Gulf oil spill estimate

June 10, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. government scientists on Thursday doubled their estimate of the amount of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well as British energy giant BP scrambled to stem the leak.

U.S. doubles upper estimate for BP oil leak

June 10, 2010 3:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists on Thursday doubled their high-end estimate of the amount of crude oil flowing from BP Plc's stricken Gulf of Mexico well.

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Tissue Maker To Build N.C. Plant

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Clearwater Paper, makes bathroom tissue and paper towels, will build a distribution center and production plant in North Carolina that should employ about 250 workers.

S.C. Steelworkers Approve Concessions, Hope For Work

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Members of a steelworkers union in South Carolina have approved contract concessions they hope will lead to the reopening of an ArcelorMittal mill.

Kentucky Manufacturers Adding 400 Jobs

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear is attending a red-carpet pep rally of sorts honoring seven manufacturing companies that are bringing 404 new jobs to northern Kentucky.

GM Says Goodbye To Chevy?

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

General Motors on Thursday backed off a 'poorly worded' internal memo that asked employees to refer to the brand only as 'Chevrolet' in an effort to create consistency.

Geithner: China Must Lose Trade Barriers

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary said China has?potential to become largest foreign market for U.S. exports, but he said the country...

Senate defeats move to stop EPA CO2 regulation

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday killed legislation that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing carbon dioxide-reduction controls on large factories and electric power companies next year.

FDA Seizes More Than $32,000 Worth of Bulk Honey from Philadelphia Distribution Center

June 10, 2010 1:25 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, federal marshals seized 64 drums of imported bee’s honey from a Philadelphia distribution center on June 4 because it contained a potent antibiotic that could lead to serious illness or death. The seizure occurred at the Delaware Avenue...

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