ROBERT, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc engineers using undersea robots maneuvered a massive metal chamber to fit over a gushing ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday in their best chance yet to contain a leak that threatens an environmental catastrophe on U.S. shores.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a landmark move that should help the first major U.S. offshore wind farm gain financing, a unit of UK-based National Grid agreed to buy power from the $1 billion Cape Wind project, which has won approval after a nine year struggle.
Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of returning data. Preliminary engineering data received on May 1 show the spacecraft is basically healthy, and that...
New eruptions from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic. The brownish plume, traveling east and then south, is clearly visible in stark contrast to white clouds framing this Envisat image from May 6.
Finnish cell phone maker said it has extended its patent-infringement claims against Apple to include the new iPad.
Ontario man is launching a potential class-action lawsuit against the automaker on behalf of himself and 3,500 other retired white-collar employees for rolling back their benefits.
U.S. government says it has won 30 felony convictions and seized $143 million worth of counterfeit network computer equipment manufactured in China.
Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride plans to re-open its chicken processing plant in Douglas, Ga., by January 2011, putting more than 1,000 people back to work.
Freshway Foods said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold in 23 states under Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands because of a...
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selections of projects for investment of up to $62 million over five years to research, develop, and demonstrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems capable of providing low-cost electrical power.
Diversity in some coral populations may significantly influence their response to extreme temperature disturbances -- such as those predicted from climate warming. A team demonstrated natural selection acting on the species of algae living within corals may determine survival in extreme...
( University of California - Los Angeles ) James Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA Engineering, who has had significant success in engineering metabolic pathways in bacteria and cyanobacteria to produce higher chain alcohols for use as...
A court ordered filmmaker Joe Berlinger to turn over more than 600 hours of raw film footage to Chevron Corporation.
In Washington, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska said that a climate and energy bill is unlikely to emerge from Congress this year.
The Panel criticizes failed regulation of environmental contaminants, undue industry influence, and inadequate research and funding.