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Panel Recommends Continued use of Oil Dispersant

June 7, 2010 6:30 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish.

Biodiesel Plant Fined for Safety Violations after Explosion

June 7, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

Imperium Grays Harbor was fined $11,700 for 11 serious violations, defined as those with potential to cause death or serious injury, after a 10,000-gallon glycerin tank exploded last December.

Seven Convicted over Bhopal Gas Tragedy

June 7, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead.

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Millipore Shareholders OK $6B Sale to Merck KGaA

June 4, 2010 7:13 am | Comments

Biotech equipment maker Millipore Corp. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $6 billion sale to German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA.

McDonald's Recalls 12M Cadmium-Tainted Shrek Glasses

June 4, 2010 6:46 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles.

Containment Cap Collecting Some Oil

June 4, 2010 6:38 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Robots a mile beneath the Gulf positioned the lid over the main pipe on the leaking well Thursday night.

CT Urges Tighter Rules for Pipe Cleaning After Kleen Plant Blast

June 4, 2010 6:15 am | by STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A panel studying the deadly Kleen power plant explosion wants state regulators to consider stronger licensing and training rules on "gas blow" procedures, in which high-pressure natural gas is blown through pipes.  

Defense: Manager Didn't See Dozens of Underage Workers

June 4, 2010 6:06 am | Comments

The defense attorney for a former slaughterhouse manager put on a hard hat and long white frock and said, "Can you tell how old I am?"

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Hershey Workers Vote On Labor Deal

June 4, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey began voting Friday on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs.

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Tablet

June 4, 2010 3:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Samsung has leaked a picture of its 7-inch Android OS touchscreen tablet computer.

Exclusive: EU to overhaul GM crop approval system: sources

June 4, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is to radically overhaul its approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops from next month, opening the way to large-scale GM cultivation in Europe, EU sources said on Friday.

Carnegie Mellon's Soccer-playing Robots Get Creative With Physics-based Planning

June 4, 2010 1:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Robot soccer players from Carnegie Mellon University competing in this month's RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore should be able to out-dribble their opponents, thanks to a new algorithm that helps them to predict the ball's behavior based on...

Fact Sheet on NCAR Simulations

June 4, 2010 1:26 am | by US Department of Energy | Comments

The simulations released today show the potential for oil to reach the Atlantic at some point in the future, but don't project when, where or whether any of it would make landfall or at what concentrations.

Crickets - big brother is watching you

June 4, 2010 1:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Wild insects beware. New research reveals that it's now possible to follow individual insects' efforts to reproduce in the wild. Before this, insect scientists had to be content with studying their subjects in the confines of a lab and were forever envious of colleagues who investigated...

How did higher life evolve? Brown algal genome opens new door to understanding multicellularity and photosynthesis

June 3, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

With the world's first complete sequencing of a brown algal genome, an international research team has made a big leap towards understanding the evolution of two key prerequisites for higher life on Earth -- multicellularity and photosynthesis. About 100 scientists and technicians, during...

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