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BP May Use Supertanker Plane to Drop Dispersant

May 19, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

A 20,000 gallon supertanker plane that could be used to drop dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico to break up oil from a blown well has been doing test runs in Waco.

Robotic Systems Seen As Military Lifesavers

May 19, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

A prototype ?autonomous robot car? might one day help avoid military fatalities from bombings and ambushes -- or so its designers hope.

Consumer Prices Dip In April

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Labor Department said Wednesday that consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent last month, reflecting a big fall in energy prices.


Lufthansa Gets First Airbus A380

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Delivery of the $370 million plane, the largest in the history of civil aviation, comes three years late as Airbus has struggled to cope with production delays.

Deere 2Q Profit Up On Improving Sales

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Maker of iconic green and yellow machinery said its second-quarter profit jumped 16 percent to $547.5 million as sales of farm and construction equipment improved.

EU Fines Memory Chip Companies $403M

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

European Union fined 10 producers of memory chips, including Samsung, a combined $403 million on Wednesday for...

Dynamic HIV Testing

May 19, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) A relatively simple electronic gadget could speed up HIV/AIDS diagnostics and improve accuracy particularly in parts of the world with very limited access to health-care workers. The device is described in the International Journal of Biomedical...

Enabling Video Systems To React Intelligently To Content

May 19, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( EUREKA ) Highly sophisticated video-content analysis now makes possible fast and reliable diagnosis of pulmonary embolisms, automatically detects threatening situations in surveillance scenarios and can provide more enjoyable and customized home entertainment. The systems achieve...


Nuclear Plant Kills 1 Billion Organisms a Year

May 19, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Environmental problems relating to the "once-through" water cooling system at New York's Indian Point nuclear plant could result in a permanent shut down.

Custom-Engineered Transfer Chutes

May 19, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

Martin Engineering’s Inertial Flow TM transfer chutes can minimize impact and wear on liners and belts, while containing the dust and spillage that are often generated at transfer points.

Florida tar balls not from BP oil spill-Coast Guard

May 19, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tar balls found on beaches in Florida's Key West this week are not from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill leaking from a well owned by BP, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday, citing laboratory tests.

Monsanto's Enhanced U.S. Portfolio, Best-in-Class Seeds and Traits Designed to Deliver Unit Volume Growth in 2011

May 19, 2010 5:24 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Share Gains in Recently-Completed Latin American Season Demonstrate Strength of Innovation

EU carbon slides 1 percent on lower energy, German ban

May 19, 2010 4:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon futures fell by over one percent on Wednesday, pushed lower by a weaker energy complex, Germany's ban on naked short-selling and ongoing concerns over the European debt crisis, traders said.

Roche and Biogen Idec announce their decision to discontinue the ocrelizumab clinical development programme in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

May 18, 2010 10:24 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche and Biogen Idec today announced their decision to discontinue the ocrelizumab clinical development programme in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Fly the eco-friendly skies: Airplanes that would use 70 percent less fuel than current models

May 18, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

In what could set the stage for a fundamental shift in commercial aviation, a team of researchers has designed a green airplane that is estimated to use 70 percent less fuel than current planes while also reducing noise and emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx).


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