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PA Glass Plant Closes after 105 Years, Town Devastated

June 21, 2010 8:24 am | Comments

Owens-Illinois' decision to close the plant is part of its plan to consolidate what the manufacturer believes to be inefficient North American plants and expand plants in "emerging markets," such as China, Thailand and Argentina.

Noise Reduction In Motor Boat Cockpits And Cabins Possible

June 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) Noisy cockpits and cabins have long been a challenge facing domestic manufacturers of motor boats. The noise level of motor boat interiors can be reduced; one of the most efficient ways of achieving this is the insulation of the engine by...

High-precision Drilling Robot, Amongst Novelties At Machine-Tool Biennial

June 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) It is clear that the future of manufacturing and automation is sustained on two fundamental premises -- portable machinery and cooperative robotics -- according to the Machine-Tool Biennial, held recently at the BEC Trade Fair Centre in Bilbao.


Elsevier Announces The Winner Of The Ahmed Zewail Prize In Molecular Sciences

June 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) The editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce that the third Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences has been awarded to Professor William H. Miller from the University of California, Berkeley, for his outstanding...

Elsevier Pilots PeerChoice In Chemical Physics Letters

June 21, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) Elsevier announced the launch of PeerChoice, a new pilot peer review program for Chemical Physics Letters where reviewers now have the freedom to choose which articles they would like to review. By choosing articles matching their expertise and interest, efficiency and...

Southern Co. Sets Stage for New Nuclear Reactors

June 21, 2010 8:18 am | Comments

Southern Co. announced Friday that it is accepting $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees from the federal government, setting the stage for the construction of the first new nuclear reactors in the U.S. in a generation.

FDA Warns Against Coffee Aphrodisiac

June 21, 2010 7:52 am | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration urged consumers to stop using an instant coffee product that is being marketed as a sexual aphrodisiac, saying it could dangerously lower blood pressure.

Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug Program Announces 2010 Winners

June 21, 2010 7:27 am | by Monsanto | Comments

ST. LOUIS, June 21, 2010 / PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- The Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug Interna


India May Try to Extradite former Union Carbide Chief

June 21, 2010 7:25 am | by RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Indian ministers called for the government to extradite the former head of Union Carbide and pursue liability claims against Midland-Mich.-based Dow Chemical as part of a new push for justice in the Bhopal gas leak that killed 15,000 people.

NTU Ramps Up Collaboration With Israel's Top University

June 21, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Singapore's leading science and technology university, NTU and Israel's number one university, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, announced a new collaboration to jointly offer a Doctor of Philosophy program and to increase the level of...

Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook Price

June 21, 2010 6:34 am | by | Comments

Company is offering a lower-price Nook electronic reader with a Wi-Fi connection for $149, undercutting the $259 Kindle sold by

Heinz Buys Chinese Soy Sauce Maker for $165M

June 21, 2010 6:34 am | by | Comments

H.J. Heinz Co. agreed to buy Foodstar, a Chinese food company that makes soy sauces and fermented bean curd, for $165 million.

Ralcorp Buying Pasta Maker For $1.2B

June 21, 2010 6:34 am | by | Comments

Food maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy American Italian Pasta Co. for about $1.2 billion and has acquired two cracker makers.

Philip Morris Int'l Agrees To Brazilian Tobacco Deals

June 21, 2010 6:33 am | by | Comments

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International says it's signed deals to buy 10 percent of its tobacco from farmers in Brazil.

BP: Oil Spill Costs Hit $2B, Keep Climbing

June 21, 2010 6:33 am | by | Comments

The British oil giant spent $2 billion in two months fighting the oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight for the disaster.


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