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Microbes reprogrammed to ooze oil for renewable biofuel

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Using genetic sleight of hand, researcher have coaxed photosynthetic microbes to secrete oil -- bypassing energy and cost barriers that have hampered green biofuel production.

Bacteria converted into ‘mini-factories’ for biofuels and vaccines

June 10, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists have manipulated simple bacteria into constructing internal compartments where biofuels and vaccines can be produced. These micro-compartments eventually occupy almost 70 percent of the available space in a bacteria cell, enabling segregation of metabolic activities and, in the...

U.S. doubles Gulf oil spill estimate

June 10, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. government scientists on Thursday doubled their estimate of the amount of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well as British energy giant BP scrambled to stem the leak.


U.S. doubles upper estimate for BP oil leak

June 10, 2010 3:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists on Thursday doubled their high-end estimate of the amount of crude oil flowing from BP Plc's stricken Gulf of Mexico well.

Tissue Maker To Build N.C. Plant

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Clearwater Paper, makes bathroom tissue and paper towels, will build a distribution center and production plant in North Carolina that should employ about 250 workers.

S.C. Steelworkers Approve Concessions, Hope For Work

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Members of a steelworkers union in South Carolina have approved contract concessions they hope will lead to the reopening of an ArcelorMittal mill.

Kentucky Manufacturers Adding 400 Jobs

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear is attending a red-carpet pep rally of sorts honoring seven manufacturing companies that are bringing 404 new jobs to northern Kentucky.

GM Says Goodbye To Chevy?

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

General Motors on Thursday backed off a 'poorly worded' internal memo that asked employees to refer to the brand only as 'Chevrolet' in an effort to create consistency.


Geithner: China Must Lose Trade Barriers

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Treasury Secretary said China has?potential to become largest foreign market for U.S. exports, but he said the country...

Senate defeats move to stop EPA CO2 regulation

June 10, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday killed legislation that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing carbon dioxide-reduction controls on large factories and electric power companies next year.

FDA Seizes More Than $32,000 Worth of Bulk Honey from Philadelphia Distribution Center

June 10, 2010 1:25 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, federal marshals seized 64 drums of imported bee’s honey from a Philadelphia distribution center on June 4 because it contained a potent antibiotic that could lead to serious illness or death. The seizure occurred at the Delaware Avenue...

Melting mountains put millions at risk in Asia: study

June 10, 2010 10:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Increased melting of glaciers and snow in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau threatens the food security of millions of people in Asia, a study shows, with Pakistan likely to be among the nations hardest hit.

Energy Saving A/C Conquers All Climates

June 10, 2010 9:25 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

NREL melds technologies to invent a better air conditioner that could mean more comfortable summers and lower energy bills.

Protecting privacy: Make the data 'fade away' like footsteps in the sand

June 10, 2010 9:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

However well we protect our data, sooner or later we run the risk of information we want to keep private ending up in the public domain. So how can we see information fade away over time? If we could let details gradually disappear from view this would drastically reduce privacy-related...

Waste Steel In The Gulf Of Mexico

June 10, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) The huge tonnages of waste steel from decommissioned offshore oil and gas structures represents a serious problem for operators looking to recoup losses and avoid environmental harm. A way to calculate the weight of the problem has been developed by US...


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