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American Sociological Association Launches First-of-its-kind Teaching Tool

May 25, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Sociological Association ) The American Sociological Association today launched a first-of-its-kind educational tool to promote high-quality teaching and to improve the way college and university professors provide evidence to support their promotion and tenure.

Interior Department calls for higher offshore fines

May 25, 2010 8:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department on Tuesday said Congress should increase fines and prison sentences for individuals and energy companies violating federal laws covering offshore oil development.

Berkeley Lab Report: Simple Energy Efficiency Measures Can Eliminate Electricity Shortage in India

May 25, 2010 8:23 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Electricity in India can be a dicey proposition. Half the population lacks access or is too poor to afford it. The other half is using so much that demand far outstrips supply, resulting in daily power outages. And with a growing middle class buying more TVs, air conditioners and the...


New Dow AIRSTONE™ 79 Adhesives Series

May 25, 2010 7:25 am | by The Dow Chemical Company | News | Comments

Dow Formulated Systems, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), launches its new AIRSTONE™ 79 Adhesives Series, a step change for wind blade manufacturers.

Chavez Threatens to Shut Down Brewery

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

President Hugo Chavez threatened Venezuela's largest food producer, warning that his government could go after Empresas Polar and shut down its brewery.

BP Seeks New Dispersant, Investigates Spill; MMS Scandal

May 25, 2010 7:06 am | News | Comments

Staffers at the Minerals Management Service — the agency that oversees offshore drilling — accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography.

White House: BP in Charge, Palin Needs Blowout Preventer

May 25, 2010 6:54 am | News | Comments

BP is pinning its hopes of stopping the gusher on yet another technique never tested 5,000 feet underwater: A "top kill," in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the blown-out well to plug it up.

Mott's Workers Go on Strike at NY Plant

May 25, 2010 6:37 am | News | Comments

About 300 workers at a Mott's apple juice manufacturing plant in western New York have gone on strike over proposed wage and benefit reductions.


American Superconductor Expands Wind Turbine Pact

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Maker of equipment for power generators and utilities is expanding its partnership with China's Sinovel to include wind turbine designs for onshore and offshore markets.

Dell To Launch 'Streak' Computer Tablet In U.K.

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Company unveiled plans for computer tablet based on Google Android operating system that will be released in June in the United Kingdom and later this summer in the U.S.

U.S., China Pledge Cooperation

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

China and the United States pledged closer cooperation on financial regulation and energy Tuesday but made no breakthroughs on currency exchange rates.

Lohan?s Ankle Bracelet Brings Publicity To Manufacturer

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Alcohol Monitoring Systems Inc. makes the only ankle bracelet that tests for alcohol using the same technology as a Breathalyzer -- but instead samples perspiration on?skin.

Consumer Confidence Grows In May

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Americans' confidence in the economy rose in May for the third straight month in a row, fueled by growing optimism about future...

Inspired By A Cotton Candy Machine, Engineers Put A New Spin On Creating Tiny Nanofibers

May 25, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Harvard University ) Hailed as a "cross between a high-speed centrifuge and a cotton candy machine," bioengineers at Harvard have developed a new, practical technology for fabricating tiny nanofibers. The reference by lead author Mohammad Reza Badrossamay to the fairground treat of...

Honda eyes China to develop car batteries

May 25, 2010 6:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

GUANGZHOU/TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is interested to develop electric car batteries in China to tap the country's technology and vast resources, its chief executive said, adding that a breakthrough was needed to bring the zero-emission cars into the mainstream.


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