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Mexico's Pemex Sues U.S. Companies over Stolen Chemicals

June 8, 2010 5:33 am | by E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Pemex said the companies — including the U.S. subsidiary of BASF — have encouraged the theft of Mexican natural gas condensate by actively participating in the smuggling of stolen petroleum products for use in Texas.

LDK Solar confident on Germany, keen to buy

June 8, 2010 5:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MUNICH (Reuters) - Chinese solar wafer maker LDK Solar forecast continued strong growth next year in Germany despite planned cuts in subsidies there said it was open to acquisitions to boost its rapidly growing business.

Norway freezes drilling in new deepwater blocks

June 8, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will not open new deep-water areas for drilling until an investigation sheds light on BP's well blowout and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen said on Tuesday.

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Commercial GM wheat 10 years away: report

June 8, 2010 4:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia needs to focus on wheat breeding technologies including genetically modified wheat, Peter Reading, managing director of Australia's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) said on Tuesday.

Researchers Capture First Images Of Sub-nano Pore Structures

June 8, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Cornell University ) Moore's law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and...

Apple Unveils iPhone 4 With Video Calling

June 8, 2010 4:24 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Easy to use videoconferencing is the head-turning feature of the latest iPhone and the FaceTime application may pressure wireless carriers to provide more bandwidth.

Gulf oil spill could widen, worsen 'dead zone'

June 7, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

While an out-of-control gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico fouls beaches and chokes marshland habitat, another threat could be growing below the oil-slicked surface. The nation's worst oil spill could worsen and expand the oxygen-starved region of the Gulf labeled "the dead zone" for its...

No place to hide: New 360-degree video surveillance system uses image stitching technology that is perfectly detailed edge to edge

June 7, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate new Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance is as detailed as 50 full-HDTV movies playing at once, with optical detail to spare.

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UK to boost safety inspections after BP oil spill

June 7, 2010 10:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it would increase its inspection of North Sea drilling rigs and monitoring of offshore practices in the light of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

'Psychedelic' maize may help increase crop and biofuel yields

June 7, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists have identified new genes in maize which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These genes are called psychedelic because of the yellow and green streaks they cause in the plant's leaves. Manipulating these genes may increase crop yields and the amount of biofuel that can be...

New Yeast can Ferment More Sugar, Speed Ethanol Production

June 7, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant's sugars.

No Place To Hide

June 7, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate new Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance is as detailed as 50 full-HDTV movies playing at once, with optical detail to spare.

Planes, Trains And Automobiles: Traffic Noise Disturbs Sleep, Affects Morning Performance

June 7, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) Mean reaction time on a morning psychomotor vigilance task slowed significantly by 3.6 ms after exposure to recorded traffic noise during sleep, and slowed reactions were directly and significantly related to increases in both the frequency and...

RWJF And Pew Award 6 Grants To Examine The Impact Of Policy On People's Health

June 7, 2010 8:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Burness Communications ) The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced more than $1 million in grants to six projects that will conduct health impact assessments at the state and local levels.

U.S. says BP aims to double the oil captured in Gulf

June 7, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc seeks to double the amount of oil it captures from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, while the U.S. Gulf Coast will be struggling with the environmental mess from the huge spill for years, the Coast Guard said on Monday.

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