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$270,000 Gift Creates Walter E. Panse Scholarship: A Gift Continuing to Grow

July 13, 2010 12:25 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., — In the winter of 1974, Walter E. Panse, a Michigan tool and die executive, read an article published in the winter edition of the SME News & Technical Digest, “Tool and Die Men—a People Shortage.” He decided he wanted to help and donated $10,000 to the Society of...

Senators craft scaled back climate bill

July 13, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senators leading the way on climate-change legislation have written a scaled-back bill that focuses largely on cutting carbon emissions by electric power utilities, according to a draft of the bill obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.

Canasia solar module factory in London, Ont., to eventually provide 500 jobs

July 13, 2010 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canasia Power Corp. announced Tuesday it plans to establish a solar module manufacturing facility in the London, Ont., area that is expected to provide 500 jobs when it reaches full capacity.The manufacturing plant, to be operated by Canasia's wholly-owned subsidiary, Canasia Solar Corp., will...


Obama Charges BP $99.7M

July 13, 2010 11:24 am | by | Comments

White House says it has sent a fourth bill to BP and other parties seeking $99.7 million for costs related to the response and cleanup of the Gulf oil spill.

Monsanto Completes Key Regulatory Submission for Soybeans With Dicamba Herbicide Tolerance Trait

July 13, 2010 9:26 am | by Monsanto | Comments

ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2010 / PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has taken an important step toward commercializing a new soybean product that will provide growers with a highly effective and economical weed co

Bayer appoints new leader for global business

July 13, 2010 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bayer HealthCare said Tuesday that it has appointed Timothy Hayes as head of its global business development for Bayer HealthCare's consumer care business unit.Hayes is currently senior vice president and region head for Bayer HealthCare's consumer care division in North America.The consumer...

White House to highlight electric car developments

July 13, 2010 9:13 am | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The White House plans to promote its work to develop electric cars this week, dispatching administration officials across the nation to discuss advanced batteries and new vehicles powered by electricity.President Barack Obama will travel to Holland, Mich., on Thursday for the groundbreaking of...

FDA: New Final Rule to Ensure Egg Safety, Reduce Salmonella Illnesses Goes Into Effect

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that as many as 79,000 illnesses and 30 deaths due to consumption of eggs contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella Enteritidis may be avoided each year with new food safety requirements for large-scale egg producers.


Munich And Singapore Labs Steer Research Toward Affordable Electric Cars

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) The Technische Universitaet Muenchen has rolled out a comprehensive initiative to accelerate development of electric vehicles as a greener means of mobility. TUM's Science Center for Electromobility plans to unveil a concept car at the next...

Report On Controlling NASA Mission Costs

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Academy of Sciences ) NASA should develop a broad, integrated strategy to contain costs and maintain schedules as earth and space science missions are planned and designed, says a new report by the National Research Council.

'Econophysics' Points Way To Fair Salaries In Free Market

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Purdue University ) A researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support excessive CEO compensation practices common today. The research supports 18th century economist Adam Smith's concepts.

In The Ring: Researchers Fighting Bacterial Infections Zero In On Microorganism's Soft Spots

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ) In any battle, sizing up one's opponent is a critical first step. For researchers fighting a bacterial infection, that means assessing every nook and cranny of the malicious microorganism and identifying which to attack. In...

Scientists revamp open ocean observatory

July 13, 2010 8:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the UK Met Office have joined forces to revamp the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic.

Infrastructure Automation Startup Releases Training Materials Under Creative Commons License, Providing Expert Guidance to All Chef Users

July 13, 2010 8:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Opscode ( , Inc., a cloud infrastructure automation company, today announced the launch of its Open Training program in which it will make all of its enterprise training materials freely available to users of Chef ( , the popular...

Key Decision Brings Region One Step Closer to Its Clean Energy Future

July 13, 2010 8:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

San Diego Gas & Electric ( (SDG&E) has received approval to move forward with construction of the approximately $1.9 billion, 120-mile Sunrise Powerlink ( transmission line from the Department of Agriculture's United States Forest...


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