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Odds Are About 1-in-3 That A Mega-earthquake Will Hit The Northwest In The Next 50 Years

May 24, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say. There is...

Water, Air Used for Peak Energy Storage

May 24, 2010 8:52 am | Comments

Electric pumps send water from a lower basin back to an upper reservoir, which can then be used to spin tubines and generate electricity during peak times.

GE, Lake Erie Energy Firm Partner To Create Wind Farm

May 24, 2010 8:24 am | by | Comments

General Electric will partner with Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. to build wind turbines for 20 megawatt offshore, freshwater wind farm and provide maintenance.


Oil Spill Solutions Come Out of the Woodwork

May 24, 2010 8:15 am | Comments

Private companies are stepping up to offer solutions that have otherwise been ignored by BP, including oxygen-producing microbes and plain old hay.

BP Wants to Use Dispersant Despite EPA Concerns

May 24, 2010 7:42 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

BP wants to keep using a contentious chemical dispersant to fight the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, despite orders from the EPA to use something less toxic.

Tornado-Damaged Plant to Restart Production

May 24, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

Complex Chemical Co. will begin producing its lube oil additives again this weekend, even as employees continue to haul off rubble from the site.  

New Method For Design Of Microwave Filters To Improve Communications And Wireless Detection Systems

May 24, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Israel Arnedo Gil, a telecommunications engineering graduate from the Public University of Navarre, proposed a new method for the design of microwave filters, essential devices for controlling the quantity of energy and time needed to go from one point of the...

Can The Volt Save GM?

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

The Volt could help usher in a new generation of electric cars, but the fate of General Motors and its workers, as well as the future of a beleagured state is at stake.


Ohio Factory Loses Its Marbles

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

Jabo, one of only two marble makers in the U.S., is creating pretty marbles for a group of collectors from across the U.S. and Canada, perhaps for the last time.

IBM To Acquire AT & T's Sterling Unit For $1.4B

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

Company said it is buying AT&T's Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other, for $1.4 billion.

MEMC Electronic Snaps Up Solaicx For $76M

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

Solar industry company MEMC Electronic Materials said that it will buy silicon wafer company Solaicx for about $76 million in cash.

GM Reassigns Former Sales Boss To International Post

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

Automaker says Susan Docherty will be vice president of international sales and marketing effective June 1.

Proceedings Reveal New Evidence of Fraud and Plaintiffs' Undisclosed Links to Ecuadorian Court Expert Richard Cabrera

May 24, 2010 6:24 am | by Chevron Corporation | Comments

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has uncovered new evidence that Ecuadorian court appointee Richard Cabrera, the so-called "independent expert" claiming that Chevron should pay $27 billion in damages, has had ongoing and surreptitious contacts with plaintiffs' representatives and that a...

Carnegie Mellon's Lorrie Cranor Joins Panel About Online Advertising

May 24, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Carnegie Mellon University's Lorrie Cranor will join a panel of experts sponsored by the Progress and Freedom Foundation to discuss the privacy issues swirling around the mechanics of online advertising.

BioBlitz kicks off in Bristol's Blaise Castle Estate

May 24, 2010 12:23 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Hundreds of people joined scientists over 21-22 May 2010 to tickle, tease and net a wapping 536 species at Bristol BioBlitz.


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