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Zooming In On An Infant Solar System

June 11, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Arizona ) A team led by University of Arizona astronomer Joshua Eisner has 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...

Nissan begins limited test-drives for Leaf EV

June 11, 2010 4:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co on Friday kicked off a week-long test-drive event for its Leaf electric car, saying it had a combined 20,000 orders in Japan and the United States six months before the car goes on sale.

Spain wary of impact EU GM crop proposals

June 11, 2010 1:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain fears that proposals due next month to give European Union member states the right to ban or grow genetically modified crops could lead to an unraveling of community-wide agricultural policies, the Agriculture Minister said on Friday.


World Cup teams to offset emissions

June 11, 2010 12:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Over half of the soccer teams participating in the South African World Cup tournament will offset the carbon dioxide emissions they generate from travel and hotel stays, Swiss offsetter South Pole said on Friday.

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...

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.

Tissue Maker To Build N.C. Plant

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by | 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 | 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 | 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.


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