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BP Accused of Taking Shortcuts; Top Kill Attempt Ready

May 26, 2010 8:42 am | Comments

Senior managers complained BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out.

Monsanto's Hugh Grant to Address Investors at Bernstein Conference

May 26, 2010 8:28 am | by Monsanto | Comments

ST. LOUIS, May 26, 2010 / PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) will hold a webcast next Wednesday, June 2, in conjunction with a presentation by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant at the Bernstein

EPA: Most Texas Refineries Break Clean Air Act

May 26, 2010 8:27 am | Comments

The EPA will stop Texas from issuing operating permits to refineries that violate the Clean Air Act.

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Study: Major Hurricane Could Devastate Houston

May 26, 2010 8:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new report from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued today by the Rice University-based Severe Storm...

New Technology Will Make Election Voting More Efficient

May 26, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) Did you stay up all night to hear your local result during the recent election? Time-consuming manual vote-counts and ballot boxes could soon be consigned to the history books, thanks to innovative new secure voting technology.

Powe Award Supports Development Of Nanocomposites To Monitor Wind Turbine Blade Structure

May 26, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Wind turbine blades enjoy a steady wind but can be damaged by gust-induced vibrations. The researcher proposes to create tiny sensor patches that can be selectively placed in key locations where it is anticipated that damage will start. The patches are made of the...

Maintenance Worker Dies at OK Lime Plant

May 26, 2010 8:21 am | Comments

A maintenance worker died when a vacuum rolling grinder he was working on unexpectedly turned on.

Astronomers Discover New Star-forming Regions In Milky Way

May 26, 2010 7:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Radio Astronomy Observatory ) Newly-discovered star-forming regions are revealing new view of Milky Way's structure and promise new clues about the Galaxy's chemical composition

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Prehistoric birds were poor flyers, research shows

May 26, 2010 7:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

The evolution of flight took longer than previously thought with the ancestors of modern birds "rubbish" at flying, if they flew at all, according to scientists.

Swarming locusts need larger brains

May 26, 2010 7:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

One of the most devastating events in the insect world -- the locust swarm -- has extraordinary effects on the insect's brains, scientists have discovered.

Wireless Patients

May 26, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder could allow health-care workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering...

Could humans be infected by 'computer viruses?'

May 26, 2010 7:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus. He contaminated a computer chip which had been inserted into his hand as part of research into human enhancement and the potential risks of implantable devices.

Survey Finds Strong Auto Brand Loyoalty

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Consumer Reports magazine survey found that 73 percent of car owners will likely stay loyal to the brand they now drive when they shop for a new vehicle.

Mahindra Takes Stake In Reva

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Indian utility vehicle maker has agreed to buy a majority stake in Reva Electric Car Co., as General Motors?exits its partnership with the pioneering electric car maker.

Covidien Selling Specialty Chemicals Unit

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Health care products supplier Covidien said it plans to sell its specialty chemicals business for $280 million in cash to an affiliate of New Mountain Capital.

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