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Ford Reopens Mexico Plant After $1B Retooling

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | News | Comments

Facility in Mexico City formerly produced gas-guzzling F-series pickups, but is now back on line after a two-year, $1 billion remodeling to make more fuel efficient cars.

Merck Says Schering-Plough Integration On Track

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | News | Comments

Drugmaker said its integration of Schering Plough is off to a good start, with sales and other operations already combined in the top 20 countries where they operate.

Offshore energy's headwinds could cost Europe dearly

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MADRID/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A boom in offshore wind power sparked by the European Union's espousal of the technology runs the risk of becoming a bubble unless installation, running and repair costs are more clearly defined.


Solar can provide 22 percent world's power by 2050: IEA

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MADRID (Reuters) - Solar power can provide up to a quarter of the world's electricity by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, but it needs government lifelines in the next decade until it can compete with conventional power.

JA Solar flips to profit, raises outlook

May 11, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd posted a quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its outlook on strong demand for photovoltaic electricity generating equipment.

Merck Positioned to Drive Growth Through Innovative Portfolio, Pipeline and Strategy for Growth in Emerging Markets

May 11, 2010 8:29 am | by Merck | News | Comments

Broader Portfolio, Robust Late-Stage Pipeline and Expanded Geographic Presence Position Merck for Leadership Emerging Markets Expected to Account for More Than 25 Percent of Merck's Pharmaceutical and Vaccine Revenue by 2013

Crumbling labs could clip NASA's wings

May 11, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

The agency aims to develop new technologies for space flight, but years of neglect have left many of its labs in rough shape, says a new report

Hubble catches heavyweight runaway star speeding from 30 Doradus

May 11, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A heavy runaway star rushing away from a nearby stellar nursery at more than 400,000 kilometres per hour, a speed that would get you to the Moon and back in two hours. The runaway is the most extreme case of a very massive star that has been kicked out of its home by a group of even...


Herschel finds a hole in space: Surprising glimpse into end of star-forming process

May 11, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | News | Comments

The European Space Agency's Herschel infrared space telescope has made an unexpected discovery: a hole in space. The hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the star-forming process.

Project For Sailing Vessels To Maneuver In Ports Using Electric Energy From Wind

May 11, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Four teachers from the Higher Nautical and Naval Engineering Technical School at the University of the Basque Country study the advantages for sailboats to use wind-sourced energy from their sails to generate electrical energy.

Germany's solar elite wary on demand, prices in 2011

May 11, 2010 7:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

FRANKFURT/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Germany's top solar companies warned that demand and prices for solar panels could fall off sharply after government subsidy cuts in their domestic market, the world's largest, kick in later in the year.

Quantum Move Toward Next Generation Computing

May 11, 2010 7:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( McGill University ) Physicists at McGill University have developed a system for measuring the energy involved in adding electrons to semi-conductor nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots -- a technology that may revolutionize computing and other areas of science.

MIT Researchers Find A Way To Calculate The Effects Of Casimir Forces

May 11, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) MIT researchers have developed a powerful new tool for calculating the effects of Casimir forces, complicated quantum forces that affect only objects that are very, very close together, with ramifications for both basic physics and the design...

Black Holes -- Gas Blowers Of The Universe

May 11, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Gravity monsters expel gas not only from their host galaxies but even from the space inside galaxy groups.

GKSS Scientists Make Statements On Concentration Of Ash Particles After Volcanic Eruption

May 11, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres ) Some German airlines leveled their criticism against the forecasts of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in London on the spread of the ash cloud over Europe, as these forecasts did not provide any precise information on the ash...


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