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General Electric Doubles Energy Efficiency Investment

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

GE said plan to pour $5 billion into energy efficient and environmentally oriented projects has been met a year ahead of schedule and will spend an additional $10 billion by 2015.

Durable Goods Orders Drop In May

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Factory orders for durable goods fell 1.1 percent last month, but that was largely the result of a drop in demand for commercial aircraft.

Jobless Claims Fall But Remain At Elevated Levels

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.


Caterpillar Forms Partnership With German Company

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

Construction and mining equipment maker signed an agreement to have Germany's Wacker Neuson SE design, manufacture and sell Caterpillar's lighter weight hydraulic excavators.

Over 2 Million Cribs Recalled For Safety Issues

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by | Comments

More than 2 million cribs from seven companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become...

China Net TV Regulations Challenged

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Television manufacturers and content providers are objecting to a requirement that they be licensed to provide non-broadcast services on Internet-capable sets.

ISU Researcher Develops Green, Bio-based Process For Producing Fuel Additive

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

( Iowa State University ) A new green, bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical that is currently made from petroleum products has been developed by Iowa State University researcher Thomas Bobik.

Harley-Davidson Lays Off 200 More At Pa. Plant

June 24, 2010 6:30 am | by | Comments

About 200 union production workers at Harley-Davidson plant in central Pennsylvania will be losing their jobs in the latest round of layoffs.


Depth Charge: Using Atomic Force Microscopy To Study Subsurface Structures

June 24, 2010 6:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown that under the right circumstances, surface science instruments such as the AFM can deliver valuable data about sub-surface conditions.

TWAS Awarded Premio Feltrinelli

June 24, 2010 6:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( TWAS ) The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome) announces today that TWAS has received the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli for helping to build scientific capacity in the developing world.

CIMIT Announces $3 Million In Medical Research Grants

June 24, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( CIMIT ) A wide variety of early-stage, health care technology innovation projects in NeuroHealth, Traumatic Stress Disorders, and integrated clinical environments were among those chosen to receive more than $3 million in CIMIT seed grants for FY11.

Cave bears declined slowly

June 24, 2010 2:27 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

The cave bear went out not with a bang, but with a whimper. Its European population underwent 25,000 years of slow decline before finally going extinct around 24,000 years ago, according to recent genetic analysis.

Honda new hybrid to be cheapest one in Japan: report

June 23, 2010 9:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co 's new hybrid car will cost one fifth less than the cheapest hybrid on the Japanese market, according to a newspaper report -- a move that may make hybrids low profit margin models for automakers.

New Australian PM backs price on carbon

June 23, 2010 8:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday she believed in climate change and would push for a national price on carbon but much more consultation with industry and voters was crucial.

Discovery of how coral reefs adapt to global warming could aid reef restoration

June 23, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Discoveries about tropical coral reefs are expected to be invaluable in efforts to restore the corals, which are succumbing to bleaching and other diseases at an unprecedented rate as ocean temperatures rise worldwide.


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