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BP overcomes snag in bid to curb spill

June 2, 2010 5:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc overcame a snag in its latest effort to curb the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the British energy giant's shares stabilized on Wednesday and parts of the huge oil slick crept near Florida.

Sen. Lugar to propose climate bill alternative

June 2, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Republican in the Senate next week will propose energy and climate legislation that aims to cut emissions of planet-warming gases, but with far lower goals than President Barack Obama seeks.

Secretary Chu, Secretary Salazar Continue Oil Spill Response Work in Houston

June 2, 2010 3:25 pm | by US Department of Energy | Comments

HOUSTON, TX - At the direction of the President, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are in Houston today continuing their work on innovative strategies to leverage the best science and engineering to contain the BP oil spill.

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Researchers Pursue Plasmonics And Photonics Technology For Optical Improvements

June 2, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.

2010 Meeting Of The Americas, Brazil: News Media Registration Open

June 2, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Geophysical Union ) News media registration is now open for the 2010 Meeting of the Americas (August 8-12, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil), where more than 2,200 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences. The meeting will bring together...

Hasbro Sues Competitors Over Patents

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is suing two competitors, Buzz Bee Toys and Lanard Toys, claiming they infringed on its patent for the Nerf and Super Soaker brands.

Major Retailers To Limit Lead In Accessories

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement.

Sony Closing Hungary Plant, Moving Work To Malaysia

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Hungarian subsidiary of Sony said it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Unemployment Falls In Most Metro Areas

June 2, 2010 11:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Unemployment rates eased in April for more than 90 percent of the nation's 372 largest metro areas as hiring picked up around the country.

Most Automakers See Double-Digit Sales Gains

June 2, 2010 11:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Drivers snapped up new models and rental-car and government fleets ordered more vehicles in May,...

AMIA Members Manage HITECH Stimulus Grant Awards

June 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Medical Informatics Association ) Numerous grants funded by the US economic stimulus program Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to advance the use of health information technology and to ready a professional informatics work force, have...

US, Ukraine Agree To Share Standards For Quality Of Medicines

June 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Pharmacopeia ) With the mutual goal of improving the quality of pharmaceuticals worldwide, the US Pharmacopeial Convention and the Ukraine Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for the Quality of Medicines have entered into an agreement to share standards for the quality, purity,...

Going Underground To Monitor Carbon Dioxide

June 2, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ) A technique originally, applied to monitor the flow of contaminants into shallow groundwater supplies, has been repurposed to monitor carbon dioxide pumped deep underground for storage.

Green machine: Cars could run on sunlight and CO2

June 2, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Solar-powered reactors promise a route to carbon-neutral motoring running on synthetic fuels

Copper nanowires enable bendable displays and solar cells; Pin-like copper structures self-assemble in solution

June 2, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, flat-screen TVs and computers, and flexible displays.

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