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Oil Spill Solutions Come Out of the Woodwork

May 24, 2010 8:15 am | Comments

Private companies are stepping up to offer solutions that have otherwise been ignored by BP, including oxygen-producing microbes and plain old hay.

BP Wants to Use Dispersant Despite EPA Concerns

May 24, 2010 7:42 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

BP wants to keep using a contentious chemical dispersant to fight the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, despite orders from the EPA to use something less toxic.

Tornado-Damaged Plant to Restart Production

May 24, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

Complex Chemical Co. will begin producing its lube oil additives again this weekend, even as employees continue to haul off rubble from the site.  

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New Method For Design Of Microwave Filters To Improve Communications And Wireless Detection Systems

May 24, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Israel Arnedo Gil, a telecommunications engineering graduate from the Public University of Navarre, proposed a new method for the design of microwave filters, essential devices for controlling the quantity of energy and time needed to go from one point of the...

Can The Volt Save GM?

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Volt could help usher in a new generation of electric cars, but the fate of General Motors and its workers, as well as the future of a beleagured state is at stake.

Ohio Factory Loses Its Marbles

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Jabo, one of only two marble makers in the U.S., is creating pretty marbles for a group of collectors from across the U.S. and Canada, perhaps for the last time.

IBM To Acquire AT & T's Sterling Unit For $1.4B

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company said it is buying AT&T's Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other, for $1.4 billion.

MEMC Electronic Snaps Up Solaicx For $76M

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Solar industry company MEMC Electronic Materials said that it will buy silicon wafer company Solaicx for about $76 million in cash.

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GM Reassigns Former Sales Boss To International Post

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker says Susan Docherty will be vice president of international sales and marketing effective June 1.

Proceedings Reveal New Evidence of Fraud and Plaintiffs' Undisclosed Links to Ecuadorian Court Expert Richard Cabrera

May 24, 2010 6:24 am | by Chevron Corporation | Comments

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has uncovered new evidence that Ecuadorian court appointee Richard Cabrera, the so-called "independent expert" claiming that Chevron should pay $27 billion in damages, has had ongoing and surreptitious contacts with plaintiffs' representatives and that a...

Carnegie Mellon's Lorrie Cranor Joins Panel About Online Advertising

May 24, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Carnegie Mellon University's Lorrie Cranor will join a panel of experts sponsored by the Progress and Freedom Foundation to discuss the privacy issues swirling around the mechanics of online advertising.

BioBlitz kicks off in Bristol's Blaise Castle Estate

May 24, 2010 12:23 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Hundreds of people joined scientists over 21-22 May 2010 to tickle, tease and net a wapping 536 species at Bristol BioBlitz.

Pressure piles on BP as Gulf spill widens

May 23, 2010 11:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, La (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was dispatching two Cabinet secretaries to the fouled Gulf Coast on Monday to keep pressure on energy giant BP to plug an undersea oil leak that threatens an ecological disaster.

Two peas in an irregular pod: How binary stars may form

May 23, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins. The sibling stars circle around each other at varying distances, bound by the hands of gravity. How twin stars form is an ongoing question in astronomy. Do they start out like fraternal twins developing...

Minnow with fangs, golden orb spider and carnivorous sponge make top 10 list of new species

May 23, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists have announced the top 10 new species described in 2009. The top 10 new species list includes a carnivorous sponge, bug-eating slug, edible yam, stinkhorn fungus,...

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