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BP boss in MidEast as relief well progresses

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ABU DHABI/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP boss Tony Hayward met with an Abu Dhabi state investment fund on Wednesday, part of a quest for cash to ward off takeovers and help pay for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Tropical depression could form over the Gulf of Mexico

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tropical depression could form over the southern Gulf of Mexico before slamming into the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday, a region still recovering from Hurricane Alex, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a report on Wednesday.

BP spill spurs call to halt release of sea turtles

July 7, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government should halt the planned release of endangered sea turtles from an island off Texas because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a California-based conservation group said on Wednesday.

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Exxon Accused Of Violating U.S. Air Laws

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Environmental groups claim Exxon violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years,?without facing proper fines or being forced to fix equipment.

Solar Company Delays Hiring In Indiana

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Abound Solar said it won't start hiring perhaps hundreds of workers for a central Indiana factory until it has ramped up production at its Colorado plant.

BMW JV Breaks Ground For Washington State Plant

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture backed by BMW and SGL Group, broke ground on a carbon fiber plant at Moses Lake that will make parts for a BMW electric car.

Blast Disrupts Rio Tinto Production At Canadian Plant

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

An explosion involving two electrical transformers has halved production at Rio Tinto Alcan's Laterriere aluminum smelter in Quebec.

Researchers Discover Less-Costly Form Of Adhesive

July 7, 2010 1:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Researchers say they have stumbled on new form of adhesive that costs about half as much to make and uses none of...

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Liveris Named to President’s Export Council

July 7, 2010 12:27 pm | by Dow Chemical Company | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Export Council.

Rice Program Takes On Protein Puzzle

July 7, 2010 12:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) Rice University researchers have come up with a computer program to accurately simulate protein folding dramatically faster than previous methods. It will allow scientists to peer deeper into the roots of diseases caused by proteins that fold incorrectly.

PNNL names new â??post-doc' program after noted Northwest chemist Linus Pauling

July 7, 2010 12:26 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Linus Pauling was a Northwest original who influenced several generations of chemists and biologists.  Now, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is naming its recently-created Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship program after the man who is the only person to win unshared

EU carbon closes at 6-week low ahead of UK auction

July 7, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices closed at a six-week low and below a key technical support level on Wednesday as traders dumped permits ahead of Thursday's UK auction and weaker German power and UK gas prices weighed.

BP boss in Mideast talks as weather hampers cleanup

July 7, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

ABU DHABI/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP boss Tony Hayward met officials from an Abu Dhabi state investment fund on Wednesday, the latest stop on an international quest for money to ward off takeovers and help pay the huge costs of the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Link between brain activity and Parkinson's disease symptoms: New strategy for treating movement disorders identified

July 7, 2010 10:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists have shown how key circuits in the brain control movement. The research not only establishes the function of these circuits, but offers promise for treating movement related disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.

Nano-sized light mill drives micro-sized disk

July 7, 2010 8:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have created a nano-sized light mill motor powerful enough to drive micro-sized disks. With rotational speed and direction controlled by the frequency of incident light waves, this new nanomotor should open the door to a broad range of applications in energy and biology as...

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