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Applied Materials' 2Q Results Better Than Expected

May 20, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Chip manufacturing equipment maker posted net income of $264 million for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss as revenue more than doubled.

Lawmakers Agree On Unemployment Benefits Extension

May 20, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

House and Senate leaders have agreed on legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed through the end of the year.

Jobless Claims Surge By Largest Amount In 3 Months

May 20, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 471,000 last week, up 25,000 from the previous week -- the biggest jump since a gain of 40,000 in February.


Walmart Pulls Miley Cyrus Jewelry Due To Cadmium

May 20, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Retailer is pulling line of Miley Cyrus-brand jewelry from its shelves after tests performed for AP found the jewelry contained high...

Abengoa sees 2.85 bln litre ethanol sales

May 20, 2010 6:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's Abengoa expects bioethanol sales this year to jump to 2.85 billion litres from 1.6 billion last year due to new plants coming online, the chief executive of the renewable energy firm's biofuels unit said on Thursday.

Farmers Get Soybeans off to Great Early Start with Acceleron™ Soybean Seed Treatment Products

May 20, 2010 6:24 am | by Monsanto | Comments

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 20, 2010) – In Tom Bean, TX, Mike and Pat Fallon planted soybeans for the first time in a field that turned out to have a lot of disease pressure from Pythium

Artificial Butterfly In Flight And Filmed

May 20, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Institute of Physics ) A group of Japanese researchers, who publish their findings today Thursday, May 20, in IOP Publishing's Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, have succeeded in building a fully functional replica model -- an ornithopter -- of a swallowtail butterfly, and they have...

3-D Model Of Blood Flow By Supercomputer Predicts Heart Attacks

May 20, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ) The EPFL Laboratory of Multiscale Modeling of Materials in Switzerland has developed a flowing 3D model of the cardiovascular system that should allow for predictions of certain heart diseases before they become dangerous.


Biodiesel From Sewage Sludge Within Pennies A Gallon Of Being Competitive

May 20, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Existing technology can produce biodiesel fuel from municipal sewage sludge that is within a few cents a gallon of being competitive with conventional diesel refined from petroleum, according to an article in ACS' Energy & Fuels, a bi-monthly journal....

Chavez Seizes Coffee Plant

May 20, 2010 6:23 am | Comments

The Venezuelan government seized a coffee processing plant when the owners and officials couldn't agree on a price.

Lehigh Helps Open First-of-its Kind, Space-age Education/research Facility At Local Middle School

May 20, 2010 4:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Lehigh University ) Responding to the trend that American K-12 students lag behind their international peers in science and math, Lehigh University has joined with a nearby school district to fashion a unique, hands-on approach to the problem -- the Dr. John A. McAdams Jr. Space...

EU carbon rebounds on oil after hitting 1-month low

May 20, 2010 3:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices rebounded on Thursday, boosted by firmer oil prices, but lower gas and German power prices and a weaker euro stifled gains a day after emissions futures hit a 1-month low.

U.S. brings green power execs to red China

May 20, 2010 3:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke began three days of meetings in Beijing on Thursday to push open doors for American clean energy companies looking to cash in on China's fast growing renewables market.

New critical limits for mercury pollution in soils

May 20, 2010 3:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Mercury is a highly toxic metal that damages the environment and causes chronic diseases in animals, plants and micro-organisms. Now scientists have found that the acceptable critical upper limit for mercury in soils is just 0.13 parts per million.

Possible new class of supernovae puts calcium in your bones

May 19, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Astronomers have discovered several examples of an unusual type of exploding star that may be a new class of supernovae spewing calcium into the galaxy, which eventually ends up in all of us. Researchers studied one supernova detected in 2005, and concluded that it resulted from the...


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