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Study Paves Way For New Biofuels Models, Technologies

May 10, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( North Carolina State University ) Biofuels hold promise as environmentally friendly sources of renewable energy, but which ones should industry and policy leaders focus their efforts on developing? A new study involving researchers from North Carolina State University offers...

Mining Programs, Research At University Of Nevada, Reno, Receive $2.4 Million From Industry

May 10, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Nevada, Reno ) The mining industry has stepped up its long-term support with a $2.4 million boost to the University of Nevada, Reno's mining engineering program and research; and instructors, students and administrators are pleased with the resulting real-world...

Rensselaer Researchers To Send Bacteria Into Orbit Aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 10, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will send an army of microorganisms into space this week, to investigate new ways of preventing the formation and spread of biofilms, or clusters of bacteria, that could pose a threat to...


Teva to Appeal $356M Verdict

May 10, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

The drug maker plans to appeal a $356 million verdict awarded to a plaintiff who says he contracted hepatitis C from a Teva drug vial used by more than one patient.

LaHood: More Fines For Toyota Possible

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by | News | Comments

U.S. Transportation Secretary said Washington wants to see results from Toyota's efforts to improve safety, and more...

Spain's nuclear plants seen running for decades

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain may join Germany in relaxing a pledge to scrap nuclear power and let plants run on for decades, softening an anti-nuclear stance that was one of the firmest in Europe.

Plant Officials Face Prosecution Over Blast

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | News | Comments

Police will likely refer the Morita Chemical Industries Co. officials to prosecutors before the end of this month on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death.

Volcanic ash may return to Europe, hit air traffic

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Travellers in Europe face fresh air traffic disruptions as a volcanic ash cloud that cost airlines millions of euros last month started drifting back to the continent, according to authorities.


The New Sky

May 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Less noise, less exhaust, less refuse -- air travel of the future is expected to be quieter, cleaner and more environmentally friendly. To achieve this goal, new structural concepts and aerodynamic profiles have to be engineered, along with better drive...

Vital Functions Monitored With Wearable And Implantable Devices

May 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Tampere University of Technology ) Physiological signals can nowadays be easily monitored with measurement devices implanted inside a living body. Researcher Jarno Riistama from Tampere University of Technology believes that the next tech-savvy generation represents a potential...

Attorney: BP Offering False Hope

May 10, 2010 7:19 am | News | Comments

"BP needs to stop avoiding the truth and allow all public officials to prepare for a worst case scenario."

Sewage Treatment Plant Cost Hits $1.8B

May 10, 2010 7:08 am | News | Comments

A new sewage treatment plant in Washington requires a 13 mile tunnel to pump the outflow to the Puget Sound.  

First Oil Containment Box Attempt Fails

May 10, 2010 7:00 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & SARAH LARIMER,Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Ice buildup on BP's containment box made it too buoyant and clogged it up, forcing workers to abondon the first attempt to place it over the leak.

Wisconsin Tops Nation In Cheese Production

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Federal statistics show Wisconsin produced 2.65 billion pounds of cheese last year, which accounted for 26 percent of the U.S. cheese output in 2009.

Visteon Revises Reorganization Plan

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Auto parts supplier has agreed to give senior noteholders control of the company if they can raise more than $1 billion to pay off secured lenders.


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