SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will spend at least 12 billion yuan ($1.76 billion) to subsidize smaller, fuel efficient cars by 2012, as part of broader plans to cut fuel emissions in the world's biggest auto market, the country's top economic planning agency said on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
( 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.
( 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers snapped up new models and rental-car and government fleets ordered more vehicles in May,...
( 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 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,...
( 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.