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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.

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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...

Hurricane Celia forms in Pacific off Mexico

June 20, 2010 2:26 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.

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Over Two Billion Hours Served

June 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, located at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it...

Student Scientists And Engineers Develop Award-winning Rover

June 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Arizona State University ) Undergraduates from Arizona State University and the University of Maryland took first place in one of the nation's premier astronautics design competitions for university-level engineering students, the 2010 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts...

Penn Bioengineers Create Simulator To Test Blood Platelets In Virtual Heart Attacks

June 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pennsylvania ) A team of bioengineers from the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Medicine and Engineering have trained a computer neural network model to accurately predict how blood platelets would respond to complex conditions found during a heart attack or stroke.

EU sees solar power imported from Sahara in 5 years

June 20, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Europe will import its first solar-generated electricity from North Africa within the next five years, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in an interview on Sunday.

Using Carbon Nanotubes In Lithium Batteries Can Dramatically Improve Energy Capacity

June 20, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) atteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery's electrodes produced a significant increase -- up to tenfold -- in the amount...

Gulf Coast residents brace for more oil

June 20, 2010 8:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc is planning to raise $50 billion to cover the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, while the head of a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the accident vowed on Sunday that eligible claims will be paid quickly.

Tropical Storm Celia may become hurricane off Mexico

June 19, 2010 7:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Celia formed on Saturday in the Pacific off southern Mexico and could soon become a hurricane as it moves away from the coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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