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Dow Corning to Spend $13M on R & D in Europe

June 2, 2010 7:19 am | Comments

Dow Corning will build two new buildings for research into silicon-based materials and photovoltaic cells.

Hershey Plant Modernization Could Cost 600 Jobs

June 2, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

The Hershey Co. is proposing to slash up to 600 jobs in a move to modernize and expand the newer of its two hometown plants while shutting down production in the original plant.

Lockheed Martin Selling 2 Units, Merging Others

June 2, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. says it will sell two businesses and realign others, saying the moves will improve its performance.

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EU Says Emissions Down 2 Percent In 2008

June 2, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

European Union says it reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 2 percent in 2008 from the previous year as an economic recession cut back energy use.

German Car Exports Jump In May

June 2, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Auto industry group said German car exports increased by nearly half in May compared to a year earlier but sales continued to slide at home.

Kimberly-Clark Opens 1st Russian Plant

June 2, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Consumer products maker opened its first plant in Russia, which will make two Huggies diapers.

Tata Opens New Nano Factory

June 2, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Indian automaker inaugurated a factory to produce its super-cheap compact Nano car nearly two years after violent farmer...

China Moves Toward Mobile Payment Standard

June 2, 2010 6:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The nation's largest wireless carrier is pressured by regulators to drop its proprietary technology and adopt the global standard.

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Risoe's Next Energy Conference Takes Hold Of The Big Issues On Energy And Climate

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark ) Risoe DTU's next energy conference will deal with the pressing large, long-term energy issues.

OBIS Selects OpenGeo For Web-based Geospatial Mapping

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Census of Marine Life ) OpenGeo today announced that the Ocean Biogeographic Information System has selected it to replace their existing geospatial mapping tools. OpenGeo is a fully-integrated, open source geospatial platform for manipulating maps and data. OpenGeo will provide...

Visual System Interprets Sign Languages

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Spanish sign language is used by over 100,000 people with hearing impairments and is made up of hundreds of signs. CVC-UAB researchers Sergio Escalera, Petia Radeva and Jordi Vitria selected over twenty of these signs to develop a new visual...

Honda Says Chinese Workers Back On The Job

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker said a key parts factory in China resumed full operation following a two-week strike over wages that forced Honda to halt production at four plants.

Toyota To Rev Up Highlander Production In Indiana

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Japanese automaker is boosting production of the gas model Highlander sport utility vehicle at its southern Indiana plant.

Which Came First, The iPad Or The iPhone?

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

CEO Steve Jobs said the idea to ditch the keyboard for a multi-touch display came about in the early 2000s, although Apple was working on a telephone at the time.

EU carbon prices dip on lower power demand

June 2, 2010 5:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures dipped on Wednesday as some participants closed long positions ahead of a UK auction next week and as demand for power sagged, traders said.

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