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Obama: no intent to devalue BP

June 12, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BURAS, La./ LONDON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday that he had no interest in undermining the value of oil company BP Plc following the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

New microbial genetic system dissects biomass to biofuel conversion

June 12, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A research team has developed a powerful new tool that promises to unlock the secrets of biomass degradation, a critical step in the development of cost-effective cellulosic biofuels.


U.S. tells BP to devise better leak response in 48 hours

June 12, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Coast Guard official has told BP Plc the company's plans to contain the gushing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico do not go far enough or contain enough back-up measures.

Obama and Cameron to discuss BP oil spill crisis

June 12, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc's handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is likely to dominate talks on Saturday between U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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.



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