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Scientists to study impact of gulf oil spill on marine food webs

May 25, 2010 9:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

New reports are surfacing every day about the immediate impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf Coast wildlife, especially as the oil reaches the sensitive marshlands along the coast. But how will these communities be affected over time? Shells from oysters, clams, and...

Perennial grass Miscanthus shows promise as energy crop while lowering atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub>

May 25, 2010 9:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A new article reveals that Miscanthus x giganteus, a perennial grass, could effectively reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, while lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Virtual Romanesque Monuments Being Created

May 25, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology ) Researchers from the Cartif Foundation and the University of Valladolid have created full color plans in 3-D of places of cultural interest, using laser scanners and photographic cameras. The technique has been used to...


Pressure Testing Tiny Cell Samples

May 25, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) New pipette test offers a versatile way to study tissue mechanics.

American Sociological Association Launches First-of-its-kind Teaching Tool

May 25, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Sociological Association ) The American Sociological Association today launched a first-of-its-kind educational tool to promote high-quality teaching and to improve the way college and university professors provide evidence to support their promotion and tenure.

Interior Department calls for higher offshore fines

May 25, 2010 8:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department on Tuesday said Congress should increase fines and prison sentences for individuals and energy companies violating federal laws covering offshore oil development.

Berkeley Lab Report: Simple Energy Efficiency Measures Can Eliminate Electricity Shortage in India

May 25, 2010 8:23 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Electricity in India can be a dicey proposition. Half the population lacks access or is too poor to afford it. The other half is using so much that demand far outstrips supply, resulting in daily power outages. And with a growing middle class buying more TVs, air conditioners and the...

New Dow AIRSTONE™ 79 Adhesives Series

May 25, 2010 7:25 am | by The Dow Chemical Company | Comments

Dow Formulated Systems, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), launches its new AIRSTONE™ 79 Adhesives Series, a step change for wind blade manufacturers.


Chavez Threatens to Shut Down Brewery

May 25, 2010 7:11 am | Comments

President Hugo Chavez threatened Venezuela's largest food producer, warning that his government could go after Empresas Polar and shut down its brewery.

BP Seeks New Dispersant, Investigates Spill; MMS Scandal

May 25, 2010 7:06 am | Comments

Staffers at the Minerals Management Service — the agency that oversees offshore drilling — accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography.

White House: BP in Charge, Palin Needs Blowout Preventer

May 25, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

BP is pinning its hopes of stopping the gusher on yet another technique never tested 5,000 feet underwater: A "top kill," in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the blown-out well to plug it up.

Mott's Workers Go on Strike at NY Plant

May 25, 2010 6:37 am | Comments

About 300 workers at a Mott's apple juice manufacturing plant in western New York have gone on strike over proposed wage and benefit reductions.

American Superconductor Expands Wind Turbine Pact

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Maker of equipment for power generators and utilities is expanding its partnership with China's Sinovel to include wind turbine designs for onshore and offshore markets.

Dell To Launch 'Streak' Computer Tablet In U.K.

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Company unveiled plans for computer tablet based on Google Android operating system that will be released in June in the United Kingdom and later this summer in the U.S.

U.S., China Pledge Cooperation

May 25, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

China and the United States pledged closer cooperation on financial regulation and energy Tuesday but made no breakthroughs on currency exchange rates.


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