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Better barriers can help levees withstand wave erosion

July 9, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new barrier design could protect reservoir levees from the erosive forces of wind-driven waves, according new research. These findings could help lower the maintenance costs for constructed ponds in the lower Mississippi Delta where levee repairs can average $3 per foot -- and sometimes...

Tesla, Toyota sign memo of understanding

July 9, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday it signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp to develop electric vehicles.

BP set to install bigger cap on leaking Gulf well

July 9, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MALIBU, Calif./NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - BP was set on Friday to install a bigger cap that could contain almost all the oil leaking from its blownout Gulf of Mexico well, a top U.S. official said.


Mexico judge acquits man in cash-seizure drug case

July 9, 2010 4:13 pm | by MARK STEVENSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A judge has acquitted a man charged with dealing in precursor drug chemicals and allegedly linked to the bust of a Chinese-Mexican businessman who hid $205 million at his Mexico City mansion.The ruling represents another blow to years of frustrated efforts to prosecute the case, which involved...

U.S. farmers can't meet booming corn demands

July 9, 2010 3:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exporters, livestock feeders and ethanol makers are going through the U.S. corn stockpile faster than farmers can grow the crops, the government said on Friday.

Senate set for energy, environmental bill debate

July 9, 2010 2:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate aim to debate in late July a bill clamping down on offshore oil drilling practices and fostering more alternative energy use, but no decision has been made on whether to include controversial climate change provisions, aides said on...

NC lawmakers back using trash to make electricity

July 9, 2010 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

North Carolina lawmakers are backing a renewable energy project that could employ 1,000 on the polluted grounds of a former textile-dye manufacturing plant in Mecklenburg County.The Senate voted 44-0 for final approval Friday on boosting the value of electricity generated by the project which...

Obama to travel to Michigan Thursday

July 9, 2010 1:13 pm | by JULIE PACE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama will travel to Michigan Thursday for the groundbreaking of a plant that will produce batteries for electric vehicles.Obama will attend the event at the Compact Power Inc. factory in Holland, Mich. The subsidiary of LG Chem received $151 million from a stimulus program...


Obama Wants Increase In Clean Energy Tax Credits

July 9, 2010 12:27 pm | by | Comments

?President told an audience at the University of Nevada that a $5 billion increase in clean energy manufacturing tax...

iFinix Shareholder Update

July 9, 2010 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

iFinix Corp. (PINKSHEETS: INIX), a provider of real-time financial information and services to active traders and to the securities industry, announced today that iFinix is in the final stages of bringing the iFinix Capital Division online.iFinix will launch the Capital Equities Division in two...

Honeywell Chosen By COMAC To Provide Integrated Wheels, Brakes, And Brake Control System For C919 Airliner

July 9, 2010 11:27 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Honeywell to Integrate System Pedal-to-Ground SHANGHAI, July 9, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it has been selected by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) to provide the wheels and brakes, Brake Control System (BCS), and tires for the new C919 airliner....

Origins of multicellularity: All in the family

July 9, 2010 11:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

One of the most pivotal steps in evolution -- the transition from unicellular to multicellular organisms -- may not have required as much retooling as commonly believed, scientists have found. A comparison of the genomes of the multicellular algae Volvox carteri and its closest...

Five Friday Phone Features

July 9, 2010 11:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

American Eagle is giving away smartphones, Trillian aims for Android, T-Mobile drops the Garminphone's price, Motorola's BackFlip gets an update, and living wallpaper goes digital.

Nano Letters Publishes Dr. Yong Shi's Energy Harvesting Technology

July 9, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Dr. Shi's research focuses on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics, and implantable biosensors.

Toyota moves ahead with Tesla, open to new tie-ups

July 9, 2010 9:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is working to develop a prototype electric vehicle with Tesla Motors as it continues work on a battery-powered small car the Japanese automaker plans to launch in 2012, senior executives said on Friday.


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