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Tanker and carrier collide off Singapore

May 25, 2010 2:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An oil tanker and a bulk carrier collided in waters between Malaysia and Singapore on Tuesday morning, spilling an estimated 2,000 metric tons of oil, but traffic in Asia's busiest shipping lane remained unaffected.

Birds shun organic wheat

May 25, 2010 2:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Birds shun organic seeds in favour of conventionally-grown grain when given the choice. This doesn't mean that organic foods are bad, say researchers; it's probably just that the birds find the more protein-rich conventional seed more satisfying to eat.

Memorial planned for rig victims as BP readies plan

May 25, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

GALLIANO, Louisiana (Reuters) - The 11 victims of last month's deadly offshore rig explosion will be honored at a memorial service on Tuesday as BP Plc prepares for a crucial attempt to seal a blown-out well that has spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for five weeks.


Senator Graham criticizes climate bill

May 24, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has seriously eroded chances for the Senate to pass a climate change bill this year, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday, as he also leveled new criticisms against the legislation he helped to write.

Students Recognized for Creativity and Skill in Energy Education Event

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Fifty-four teams from 18 Colorado schools participated in today’s Junior Solar Sprint competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Sustainable Solutions Abundant in New Offices

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Beetle kill wood is just the latest example of the resources used to make the Research Support Facility a model for sustainability.

GE to supply wind turbine for Lake Erie project

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co said on Monday it was tapped to sell wind turbines for what is expected to be the first freshwater wind farm in the United States, planned for Lake Erie in the American Midwest.

Darwinian spacecraft engine to last twice as long

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Ion engines could reach even further into space, as engineers use a genetic algorithm to suggest a grid design that could double lifetime expectancy


Anti-aging supplements may be best taken not too late in life

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers investigated the potential anti-aging benefits of a commercially available mixture marketed for relieving chronic fatigue and protecting against muscle aging. The findings in rats suggest anti-aging supplements made up of mixtures might be better than single compounds at...

Comet dives into Sun: STEREO, SOHO spacecraft catch crash

May 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Solar physicists have used STEREO data to track the path of a sun-grazing comet and have caught it crashing through the corona and chromosophere to evaporate in the photosphere.

Phoenix Mars Lander is silent, new image shows damage

May 24, 2010 8:23 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows signs of severe ice damage to the lander's solar panels.

Ashtead delivers concrete testing equipment

May 24, 2010 6:27 pm | by Processingtalk | News | Comments

Ashtead Technology has provided a Schmidt concrete tester and hammer set to carry out urgent testing at a leisure development on the outskirts of London, UK.

Gasification Conference Tackles Carbon Reduction

May 24, 2010 6:25 pm | by Processingtalk | News | Comments

The 10th European Gasification Conference will explore the latest developments in gasification technology, not only for power but also in the refinery and chemical industries.

Take Advantage of Emerging Megatrends

May 24, 2010 1:55 pm | by VIVEK JAIN, Global Research & Development Director, Ticona Engineering Polymers | Blogs | Comments

In the past few years, we've pushed material innovation back into the reactor to change the backbone chemistry and create truly innovative polymers.

How to Handle Supply Chain Disruptions

May 24, 2010 1:38 pm | by AMANDA EARING, News Editor, | Articles | Comments

While natural disasters are extremely difficult to predict, all companies must develop contingency plans to help mitigate issues that arrive at unpredictable times.


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