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Biologically inspired technology produces sugar from photosynthetic bacteria

June 29, 2010 1:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have engineered photosynthetic bacteria to produce simple sugars and lactic acid. This innovation could lead to new, environmentally friendly methods for producing commodity chemicals in bulk. It could also lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions, greater availability of...

Green power an easy win for Australia: scientists

June 29, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia's new leader should ramp up renewable energy use and enshrine tougher energy efficiency standards to fight global warming, leading climate scientists said on Tuesday, describing them as easy policy wins.

Plan hatched to move turtle eggs from oil spill

June 28, 2010 8:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife experts are preparing to collect tens of thousands of endangered sea turtle eggs and move them hundreds of miles away in an unprecedented bid to protect them from the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Alex to strengthen into hurricane Tuesday

June 28, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex, moving slowly north-northwest with no change in wind speed, was still expected to strengthen into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in latest advisory on Monday.

Alex to become hurricane, delays oil spill efforts

June 28, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CAMPECHE, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical storm Alex was set to strengthen into a hurricane on Tuesday, delaying BP Plc's efforts to increase siphoning capacity at the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico where some companies evacuated workers.

Storm to hurt Gulf cleanup as New York Fed checks on BP risk

June 28, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A gathering storm was set to delay efforts to capture more oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, even as BP Plc said on Monday a relief well being drilled to end the leak for good was within 20 feet of the blown-out well.

A Pacemaker For Your Brain

June 28, 2010 6:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) A Tel Aviv University team led by Prof. Matti Mintz of TAU's Psychobiology Research Unit is delving deep into human behavior, neurophysiology and engineering to create a chip that can help doctors wire computer applications and sensors to...

Special report:Is Tesla the future or the new Government Motors?

June 28, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Elon Musk, the chief executive and major investor behind Tesla Motors Inc, has sometimes taunted U.S. automakers, painting his fledgling company as everything Detroit would like to be if it could start over: cooler, greener and ensconced in a much better...

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Tesla prices at $17 in upsized IPO: source

June 28, 2010 6:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc priced shares in its initial public offering above the expected range on Monday, according to a market source.

DOE Awards UC San Diego Consortium $9 Million For Algal Biofuels Research

June 28, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Diego ) The US Department of Energy has awarded a consortium of universities and companies headed by biologists at UC San Diego up to $9 million over the next three years to conduct basic research that will pave the way toward making biofuels from...

Airbus Wants Trade Talks Ahead Of WTO Ruling

June 28, 2010 12:27 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Plane maker called for talks between?U.S. and?EU to end?trans-Atlantic fight over subsidies to aircraft...

Reseachers predict larger-than-average Gulf 'dead zone'; Impact of oil spill unclear

June 28, 2010 10:28 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is expected to be larger than average, continuing a decades-long trend that threatens the health of a $659 million fishery. The 2010 forecast, released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), calls for a...

Rocky mounds and a plateau on Mars

June 28, 2010 10:28 am | by Science Daily | Comments

When Mars Express set sail for the crater named after Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, it found a windblown plateau and mysterious rocky mounds nearby.

Enterprise PCs work while they sleep – saving energy and money – with new software

June 28, 2010 10:28 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Personal computers in enterprise environments save energy and money by "sleep-working," thanks to new software called SleepServer. Sleep-working enterprise PCs are accessible via remote connections and maintain their presence on voice over IP, instant messaging, and peer-to-peer networks...

Prepare for hotter and drier Southwestern US, climate experts urge

June 28, 2010 10:28 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Prominent climate experts are calling for a "no-regrets" strategy for planning for a hotter and drier western North America. Their advice: use water conservatively and continue developing ways to harness energy from the sun, wind and Earth.

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