( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving strains of microorganisms used to convert cellulosic biomass into ethanol, including a recent modification that could improve the efficiency of the conversion process.
( Stanford University ) In the first study of its kind, Stanford University researchers have tracked a plume of polluted groundwater from a septic system to one of Northern California's top recreational beaches. The researchers say their findings could be an important step toward...
The company's Street View cars collected data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks 'by mistake', Google says.
LONDON (Reuters) - British tax investigators arrested four more people on Thursday they said were believed to be connected to a 38 million pound ($54.5 million) suspected tax fraud in European carbon credit trading.
( Rice University ) A new study released today by Rice University and the US Department of State's (DOS) Office of eDiplomacy looks at the five-year history of creating and implementing Diplopedia, DOS' use of the Wikipedia-style diplomacy Web 2.0 tool.
( Elsevier ) Ten academic institutions will host 10 new webinars in the 2010 Scholarly Perspectives webinar series, launching on May 25. and continuing through 2010. The webinar series, sponsored by Elsevier, is broadcast live and garners an audience of academic librarians and...
( University of Copenhagen ) Danish research and industry are leading the field internationally within the development of environmental technologies and are now also focusing on animal waste technologies with worldwide applications.
( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) To develop a material with high resistance to wear: that was the objective of a research team. For tools and components specifically subjected to load, their solution delivers an extended product lifespan with better performance characteristics.
Low-Global-Warming-Potential Alternative Meets New European Environmental Regulations MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., and WILMINGTON, Del., May 20, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced a manufacturing joint venture to produce a new refrigerant for use in automotive...
Luca Technologies' process involves sending a chemical mixture into the coal formation of old wells, where it activates microbes to eat the coal and produce methane.
Agency said cleanup at the Southend portion of former General Motors' 452-acre Buick City property in Flint, Mich., will cost $5 million to $7 million.
Chip manufacturing equipment maker posted net income of $264 million for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss as revenue more than doubled.
House and Senate leaders have agreed on legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed through the end of the year.
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 471,000 last week, up 25,000 from the previous week -- the biggest jump since a gain of 40,000 in February.