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Consumer Spending, Incomes Rise Slightly In May

June 28, 2010 7:27 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 0.2 percent last month, an improvement from April's reading of no change, and incomes rose 0.4 percent.

OPEC Says U.S. Should Reconsider Drilling Ban

June 28, 2010 7:27 am | by | Comments

Despite safety concerns in the wake of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, OPEC called?on U.S. to reconsider a ban on new deep-water drilling that could hold back oil supplies.

Apple Sells Over 1.7M iPhones In 3 Days

June 28, 2010 7:27 am | by | Comments

Company says it sold more than 1.7 million units of its new iPhone model in the first three days, making it the most successful product launch in Apple's history.


Tesla Bets On Electric Car's Future

June 28, 2010 7:27 am | by | Comments

Success will depend on how much investors are willing to bet on a car company that has...

Oil washes onto big Mississippi tourist beach

June 28, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - Oil from a BP Plc spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed ashore at one of the largest tourist beaches in Mississippi on Monday, forcing tourists to pack their bags and evacuate the shore.

China Promotes WLAN As 3G Complement

June 28, 2010 7:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Demand for mobile Internet is growing faster than industry can build 3G networks.

Honeywell Names Pritam Bhavnani Aerospace President For India

June 28, 2010 7:26 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Appointment reinforces company’s commitment to Aerospace and Defense Business in India DELHI, June 28, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the appointment of Pritam Bhavnani as President of Honeywell Aerospace in India. Pritam relocates from Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, Ariz.,...

3-D Virtual-learning Platforms

June 28, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) Scientists of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are researching how to use 3-D virtual worlds for teaching, a relatively unexplored area which offers enormous potential, according to the experts.


Astronomers Find Cause Of 'dicky Tickers'

June 28, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( CSIRO Australia ) CSIRO astronomer George Hobbs and colleagues in the UK, Germany and Canada report that they have taken a big step towards solving a 30-year-old puzzle: why the "cosmic clocks" called pulsars aren't perfect.

NASA Goddard Introduces The NASA Center For Climate Simulation

June 28, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. recently introduced the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), an integrated set of supercomputing, visualization, and data interaction technologies that will enhance agency capabilities in...

SIB Honors 2 Young Bioinformaticians For Their Outstanding Research Work

June 28, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Swiss Institute of Bioinoformatics ) On June 25, 2010, during the 8th [BC]2 Computational Biology Conference in Basel, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics announced the two winners of the SIB Awards 2010.

Hearings to Focus on Fatal Power Plant Blast

June 28, 2010 7:18 am | by STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has criticized the gas blow procedure as inherently unsafe and wants companies to use safer alternatives.

Accidental Truck Blast, Not Terrorism, Kills 18

June 28, 2010 7:05 am | by ASHRAF KHAN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A truck carrying chemicals accidentally exploded Monday in southern Pakistan after pressure built up in its storage tank, killing 18 people and wounding 40.

Relatively Little Spent on Oil Spill Cleanup Technology

June 28, 2010 6:53 am | by JOHN FLESHER and PHUONG LE, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Experts say the massive Gulf spill has exposed a failure by the industry and the federal government to commit adequate resources to oil cleanup and response technology.

Legacy of Superfund-Worthy Contamination Continues in NJ

June 28, 2010 6:32 am | by BRIAN T. MURRAY | Comments

New Jersey holds the dubious title of Superfund Central, receiving $3 billion in the past 30 years, yet only 29 of 142 hazardous-waste sites have been cleaned up.


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