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Michael Graetzel Wins The Millennium Technology Prize

June 9, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ) With a sum of 800,000 euros, the Millennium Technology Prize was given today, June 9, to EPFL professor Michael Graetzel. The jury in Helsinki has awarded the prize for the extraordinary career of the man whose dye-sensitized solar cells...

Report Finds FDA is 'Stretched Thin'

June 9, 2010 7:10 am | Comments

The report released by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council says the FDA lacks the vision necessary to protect consumers.

BP Near Processing Capacity, may Burn Off Oil

June 9, 2010 7:04 am | by RAY HENRY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

BP plans to bring in a floating production and storage vessel that can burn off some of the approximately 600,000 gallons of oil being collected each day.  

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MN Plant to Produce Fertilizer Using Wind Power

June 9, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

Minnesota researchers have designed a $3.75 million carbon-free system that uses wind power from a towering turbine to produce anhydrous ammonia, skirting the need for expensive transmission lines.

Mr. Potato Head To Impersonate Elvis

June 9, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Elvis Presley estate has signed a deal for Hasbro and PPW Toys to release an Elvis version of Mr. Potato Head.

EADS: Selling A380 In U.S. A 'Challenge'

June 9, 2010 6:28 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

CEO of Airbus parent EADS says huge order from Dubai-based Emirates means A380 has passed a key test, but selling the superjumbo to U.S. airlines still a 'challenge.'

Hyundai Resumes Production Despite India Strike

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker has resumed production in India despite an ongoing strike that forced the nation's top car exporter to halt production for two days at a cost of about $28 million.

Wholesale Inventories, Sales Up In April

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Inventories held by wholesalers rose for a fourth straight month in April while sales rose for a 13th consecutive time.

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Foxconn Wants Apple To Pay For Wage Hikes

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company says its customers, which include Apple and Dell, will have to pay more after it increased wages in China...

Tablet Sales Expected To Soar In China

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

China's appetite for slates could exceed 7 million and show 10-fold growth over the next five years, research firm says.

Honeywell Converter Offers Reliable Measurement In Sustained Temperatures Up To 225?C

June 9, 2010 6:27 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Converter Reduces Operator and Lifecycle Costs PHOENIX, June 8, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) introduced today a new High Temperature Analog-to-Digital 12-bit Converter (HTADC12) enabling reliable measurement and control in high temperature environments like those experienced in deep...

New Software To Measure Emotional Reactions To Web

June 9, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Montreal ) A group of Canadian scientists is developing software that can actually measure emotional responses to the Web. Aude Dufresne, a professor at the University of Montreal Department of Communications, led a team of researchers that are designing a new...

Thumbs up for gesture-based computing

June 9, 2010 6:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

The gloves are off – and also on – in the battle to bring intuitive hand-gesture computer control to the masses

Former DuPont Chemist Pleads Guilty to Theft

June 9, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

Authorities said Hong Meng transferred information about Dupont's work with OLED displays to his Chinese email account and sent samples to a colleague after accepting a position at Peking University.

Officials Confirm Mustard Gas Catch; Widespread Dumping

June 9, 2010 6:08 am | by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A crew member is recovering after his fishing vessel pulled in military shells containing mustard gas. Thousands of tons of chemical weapons were dumped off U.S. coasts after World War II.

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