FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's carmakers moved a step closer creating an infrastructure for electric cars after agreeing on plug and socket standards for slow or overnight charging of the battery-driven vehicles due to hit roads from next year.
The market for the low power wireless access points is expected to reach 49 million units over the next five years.
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.
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.
Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.
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.
More than 2 million cribs from seven companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become...
Television manufacturers and content providers are objecting to a requirement that they be licensed to provide non-broadcast services on Internet-capable sets.
( 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.
About 200 union production workers at Harley-Davidson plant in central Pennsylvania will be losing their jobs in the latest round of layoffs.
( 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 ) 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 ) 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.
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.
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.