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Ralcorp Buying Pasta Maker For $1.2B

June 21, 2010 6:34 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Food maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy American Italian Pasta Co. for about $1.2 billion and has acquired two cracker makers.

Philip Morris Int'l Agrees To Brazilian Tobacco Deals

June 21, 2010 6:33 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International says it's signed deals to buy 10 percent of its tobacco from farmers in Brazil.

BP: Oil Spill Costs Hit $2B, Keep Climbing

June 21, 2010 6:33 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The British oil giant spent $2 billion in two months fighting the oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight for the disaster.

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Super-complex organic molecules found in interstellar space

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of scientists has succeeded in identifying one of the most complex organic molecules yet found in the material between the stars, the so-called interstellar medium. The discovery of anthracene could help resolve a decades-old astrophysical mystery concerning the production of...

Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in nanowires

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists have created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.

New air conditioning system has potential to slash energy usage by up to 90 percent

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A soothing solution to hot, humid days may be on its way, thanks to a melding of technologies in filters, coolers and drying agents. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has invented a new air conditioning process with the potential of using 50 percent to...

Damselfish 'gardeners' selectively weed algal gardens

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A species of damselfish, Stegastes nigricans, selectively weed the algal gardens on which they feed in order to encourage the growth of their preferred algal species of Polysiphonia and suppress the growth of less palatable algae. In a new study, researchers investigate the feeding...

Mathias On Mobility: Spectrum Shortage? Cognitive Radio Is The Answer

June 21, 2010 6:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Imagine a phone which can work on both CDMA and GSM networks -- or receives TV broadcasts -- and does so by loading new software.

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Rice Yields Researched To Tackle Food Security Issues

June 21, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Sheffield ) A pioneering project in the Philippines, which aims to develop a new, higher-yielding rice plant which could ease the threat of hunger for the poor, is being led by an academic at the University of Sheffield.

BP oil spill costs hit $2 billion

June 21, 2010 5:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP said on Monday the cost of its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had hit $2 billion and that it had paid out $105 million in damages to those affected by the disaster.

Verizon Certifies LTE Devices

June 21, 2010 4:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Motorola products are among those certified for use with Verizon Wireless' LTE network.

Wind turbine maker Vestas gets 50 MW Chinese order

June 21, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won an order for 25 turbines from Datang Renewable Power for a wind park in Inner Mongolia in China, Vestas said on Monday.

BP estimates of Gulf oil spill range up to 100,000 bpd

June 20, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc estimates that a worst-case scenario rate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be about 100,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an internal company document released by a senior U.S. congressional Democrat.

Hurricane Celia strengthens in Pacific off Mexico

June 20, 2010 8:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Celia, the first hurricane of the 2010 Pacific season, formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Mexico on Sunday but was headed away from land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Ultra-simple method for creating nanoscale gold coatings developed

June 20, 2010 6:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have developed a new, ultra-simple method for making layers of gold that measure only billionths of a meter thick. The process, which requires no sophisticated equipment and works on nearly any surface including silicon wafers, could have important implications for...

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