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Nanoparticles in English ivy may hold the key to making sunscreen safer and more effective

July 24, 2010 5:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have found that nanoparticles in ivy may protect skin from UV radiation at least four times better than the metal-based sunblocks found on store shelves today.

Baldacci praises creation of 300 jobs

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | Comments

Maine Gov. John Baldacci says the announcement that an airplane manufacturer is coming to Brunswick is a reminder that "better days are ahead."In his weekly radio address on Saturday, Baldacci sounded an upbeat tone with news that Kestrel Aircraft Co. will create 300 jobs. He says Maine's...

Most debris cleared 3 months after Miss. tornado

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | Comments

Three months after a monster tornado plowed nearly 150 miles through Mississippi, survivors are rebuilding homes and businesses, and officials say most of the debris has been cleared.In one of the hardest hit areas of Yazoo City, many businesses damaged in the April 24 storm were repaired and...


Digs unearth Vicksburg, Rolling Fork finds

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | Comments

Not far from where children run through the splash fountain at Catfish Row on sweltering afternoons, children in Vicksburg 140 years ago would have been running out of the way of countless mule-drawn loads of cotton, wood products and other goods taken to waiting steamboats.So says a...

For oyster clan, just another disaster in a series

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | Comments

As survival stories go, the Voisins have a gem: It goes back more than 200 years ago when the first members of their family to set foot on Louisiana soil weathered a monster storm in spectacular fashion, clinging to their porch while others were washed away.It was the first test for...

Charging up electric car batteries in environmentally-friendly way

July 24, 2010 11:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Electromobility makes sense only if car batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources. But the supply of green electricity is not always adequate. An intelligent charging station can help, by adapting the recharging times to suit energy supply and network...

Graphene organic photovoltaics: Flexible material only a few atoms thick may offer cheap solar power

July 24, 2010 11:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A research team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that the researchers say have great potential for a new breed of solar cells.

Asia's most devastating droughts reconstructed

July 24, 2010 11:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Asia's monsoon rains feed nearly half the world's population. A new study of tree rings provides a detailed record of at least four epic failures of the monsoon that have shaken Asia over the last thousand years. The study is expected not only to help historians understand how environment...


Crownbutte Wind Power Shareholder Update for July

July 24, 2010 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Crownbutte Wind Power Inc. (OTCBB: CBWP) of Mandan, ND continues to pursue project financing for the development of its wind park portfolio.The management of CBWP has currently refined its approach for financing from traditional sources of capital (bank financing) , the majority of which are...

Ore. family's billiard company a global name

July 24, 2010 2:26 am | by | Comments

Of the roughly 45,000 pool tables sold in the U.S. last year, 5,000 were forged in Oregon using domestic raw materials in a family-owned shop.As Terry Moldenhauer, sales manager at Golden West Billiards, gave a tour of the factory just north of Milwaukie one recent afternoon, U.S. and...

Pa. mat-maker finds yoga soothes economy's sting

July 24, 2010 2:26 am | by | Comments

As the region stumbles around in a recession hangover, Dean Jerrehian is an odd assemblage of calm, cheerfulness, and optimism for a guy making a living in one of the economy's hardest-hit sectors ? manufacturing.He credits yoga. No, not his practice of it, though he does an impressive...

Gulf tropical storm puts BP spill work on hold

July 23, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The approach of a major storm on Friday forced BP Plc to halt efforts to permanently plug a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, sending ships and workers retreating to safety.

Bonnie could strengthen as heads for Gulf

July 23, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Bonnie could come back to life over the Gulf of Mexico after it weakened on its trek across south Florida on Friday and was downgraded to a tropical depression.

Recall news

July 23, 2010 3:29 pm | by | Comments

The following recalls have been announced:Oregon Ice Cream Co. is recalling 641 tubs of 3 gallon Denali Bear Claw ice cream because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they...

NFL, NFLPA release results of helmet study

July 23, 2010 3:29 pm | by | Comments

The results of an independent study commissioned by the NFL and the players' union show modern helmets meet all national safety standards, though it stressed that no helmet can prevent concussions and more studies are necessary.The results were forwarded to teams on Friday, along with a memo...


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