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Tarballs in Florida stoke fears of oil slick spread

May 18, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Fears that ocean currents were spreading oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill flared on Tuesday after tar balls turned up in Florida, raising pressure on energy giant BP to capture more of the leaking crude.

Environment lawsuit: MMS waived oil safety rules

May 18, 2010 4:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Minerals Management Service, which grants offshore drilling permits, set aside safety regulations for oil exploration in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, environmental groups alleged in a lawsuit on Tuesday.

U.S. probes another BP rig, seeks MMS shakeup

May 18, 2010 4:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday the U.S. government was investigating another big BP oil rig while admitting his agency came up short in preventing the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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White House plans $1 billion clean-up of old GM sites

May 18, 2010 2:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration suggested on Tuesday creating a nearly $1 billion trust fund for the environmental clean-up of 90 General Motors Co manufacturing sites in 14 states.

Toyota Sites Face Fake Bomb Threats

May 18, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Fake bomb that prompted evacuation of a southern Indiana post office Tuesday was the fourth since Friday sent to...

Advancing The Nuclear Enterprise Through Better Computing

May 18, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Scientists at the Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing to effectively address a range of...

The Gateway Academy – Innovative Education

May 18, 2010 10:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2010 — The SME Education Foundation and industry partner, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) know that if you want to capture the attention of multi-tasking 6th – 8th grade students, your chances of reaching them are increased by offering a program such as...

Verizon Forgives $18,000 Cell Phone Bill

May 18, 2010 10:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is examining ways consumers and wireless providers can avoid cell phone "bill shock" problems.

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System That Predicts Protein Structures Could Help Researchers Design Drugs

May 18, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Missouri-Columbia ) The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health recently granted University of Missouri researchers $1.18 million to further develop and improve their protein prediction software system called MULTICOM. Using...

Universities Australia Provides Scopus Access To 39 Local Institutions

May 18, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) Elsevier and Universities Australia have reached a three-year agreement that will provide researchers in 39 Australian universities with access to Scopus, the company's flagship product and the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

Stevens Institute Of Technology Receives 21st Century Award From USDLA

May 18, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Stevens Institute of Technology was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association with the world's most prestigious award presented for excellence in distance learning.

J.C. Seamus Davis Elected To The National Academy Of Sciences

May 18, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory ) J.C. Seamus Davis, a senior physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Director of DOE's Center for Emergent Superconductivity at Brookhaven Lab, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is...

New deep-sea cables needed to protect global economy

May 18, 2010 9:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Engineers say we must diversify the worldwide networks on which the internet depends to secure them against attacks and accidents

History of social network use reveals your identity

May 18, 2010 9:23 am | by New Scientist | Comments

An experimental website has shown how website owners can accurately identify individuals from their activity on a social network

Canada loggers, green groups reach landmark deal

May 18, 2010 8:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Most of Canada's largest forestry companies announced a groundbreaking deal with environmental groups on Tuesday that will restrict logging in the country's vast northern forests.

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