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Shanghai Court Rejects Rio Tinto Appeal

May 17, 2010 7:55 am | Comments

Shanghai 's Higher People's Court has rejected appeals by three former employees of mining giant Rio Tinto of sentences for corruption and stealing commercial secrets.

Dispersant Shifts Oil Problem Underwater

May 17, 2010 7:51 am | by JASON DEAREN & MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press Writers | Comments

The EPA's decision to allow BP to shoot massive amounts of dispersing chemicals deep underwater may help protect vital marshes and wetlands on the Gulf Coast, but would shift the problem to deep-sea reefs.

BP Sucks Some Oil from Leaking Pipe

May 17, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

BP said a mile-long tube was funneling crude from a blown well to a tanker ship after three days of wrestling to get the stopgap measure into place.

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China, U.S. Battle over Clean Energy Sales

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

U.S. leaders want China's clean energy boom to drive technology exports, but Beijing wants to create its own suppliers and is limiting access to its market.

BP Probe Finds Safety Issues On Atlantis Rig

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company probe finds problems with a second rig, which one official warned could 'lead to catastrophic operator error,' records and interviews show.

Study Says Cell Phone-Cancer Link 'Inconclusive'

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

A 10-year survey into the link between cell phone use and two types of brain cancer has proved inconclusive, according to report to be published Tuesday.

Ammunition Plant Sees Production Surge

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant to produce about 1.5 billion rounds of small-caliber ammunition and undergo $244 million modernization program to keep up with demand.

GM Posts First Profit In Nearly 3 Years

May 17, 2010 7:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors says it earned $865 million from January through March, a strong sign GM has reversed course from staggering losses...

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Stripes Offer Clues To Superconductivity

May 17, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) Magnetic stripes hint at the origin of superconductivity in ceramics.

Dynamic Bulk Density Meter

May 17, 2010 6:01 am | Comments

3i’s Technologies’ BatcHHouse™   dynamic bulk density meter is a real-time, in-line dynamic bulk density meter with feed-forward or feed-back mode.

Nissan says Leaf electric car to cost under $38,100

May 17, 2010 4:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Nissan, Japan's third-biggest carmaker, said on Monday its Leaf electric car would cost under 30,000 euros ($38,110) in most European countries after incentives offered by governments to push the new technology.

U.N. to pick Costa Rican as new climate chief: sources

May 17, 2010 1:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE/OSLO (Reuters) - Veteran Costa Rican climate diplomat Christiana Figueres is set to be appointed as the United Nations' new climate chief, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

Toshiba develops battery with automakers

May 17, 2010 12:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronic conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is developing lithium-ion batteries with multiple automakers as it seeks to benefit from growing demand for more environment-friendly cars.

Bacterial genes that improve plant growth by 40% identified

May 16, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

To find out what makes microbe-plant interactions "tick," scientists decoded the genome of a plant-dwelling microbe they'd shown could increase plant growth by 40 percent. The work could move the approach of using bacteria as growth-promoting agents one step closer to implementation for...

Death of a star in 3D: New computer models show in detail how supernovae obtain their shape

May 16, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have for the first time managed to reproduce the asymmetries and fast-moving iron clumps of observed supernovae by complex computer simulations in all three dimensions. To this end they successfully followed the outburst in their models consistently from milliseconds after the...

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