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Laser Pioneer Federico Capasso Awarded Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

July 6, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Harvard University ) Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, an...

Reversible Watermarking For Digital Images

July 6, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) Every picture tells a story, but how do you know that a digital photo has not been manipulated to change the tale being told? A new approach to adding an encrypted watermark to digital images allows the an image to be validated against a pass key,...

'Twitter-like' Technology Could Make Cities Safer

July 6, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) Instant feedback technology that allows the public to voice spontaneous opinions about their surroundings is being tested to help make cities safer.The "Voice Your View" technology has been developed by scientists from the...


UN Food Safety Meeting Sets Melamine Limit

July 6, 2010 8:17 am | Comments

An international food safety meeting set the first global limits for melamine contamination in food and infant formula, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Aux Sable Plant Secures New Offgas Feedstock Source

July 6, 2010 8:12 am | Comments

Shell will supply feestock to the Aux Sable Canada plant, originally designed to process offgas — waste or exhaust gas from chemical reactions — from the defunct BA Energy oilsands refinery upgrader.

BP May Need Two Relief Wells to Stop Leak

July 6, 2010 8:05 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP says that the first relief well is on target to be completed by early August, with a backup well due for completion a few weeks later.

Somali Pirates Seize Chemical Tanker in Red Sea

July 6, 2010 7:49 am | Comments

The EU's anti-piracy task force says Somali pirates have hijacked a chemical tanker carrying lubricating oil in the Red Sea.

Westlake Chemical Raises $100M to Expand Facilities

July 6, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

Westlake Chemical Corp. said Tuesday it has raised $100 million to expand and refurbish its facilities in the Calcasieu and Ascension parishes in Lousiana.


RTI Contracts Shaw Group for Syngas Technology Project

July 6, 2010 6:39 am | Comments

The Shaw Group Inc. has been awarded a contract by RTI International to support development of a new synthetic gas technology.

Nissan Plans To Go Green

July 6, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Automaker is readying a new hybrid system for its Infiniti luxury model, set to go on sale later this year, while revamping technology for regular gas engines.

World Cup Halts Global Workplace Productivity

July 6, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Soccer tournament is world's most watched sporting event, and the fact that it comes around only once every four years is probably fortunate for anyone trying to get some work done.

PPG, Union Agree On New 3-Year Contract

July 6, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Chemical company says the International Chemical Workers Union has ratified a new three-year contract at its plant in Natrium, W. Va.

Could Tech Industry's Takeover Sprees Backfire?

July 6, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

As tech companies get bigger, they say they can offer a broader variety of products and?one-stop shopping, yet customers say there are more headaches the bigger the corporations get.

VW Manager To Become Porsche CEO

July 6, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Porsche says Matthias Mueller, a manager at Volkswagen AG, will take over as chief executive of the sports car maker later this year.

Chevron Announces Further Drilling Success in Australia

July 6, 2010 6:25 am | by Chevron Corporation | Comments

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) today announced a new deepwater natural gas discovery in a Chevron-operated block in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia, Australia's premier hydrocarbon basin.


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