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Mexico's Pemex Files Suit Against U.S. Companies

June 8, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Oil company filed lawsuit against five companies, including U.S. subsidiary of German chemical maker BASF, for allegedly buying stolen Mexican petroleum products.

Analysts Not Surprised By iPhone 4

June 8, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Several analysts already expected to see some of the new iPhone's capabilities, such as a camera on the front of the smartphone, video conferencing and longer battery life.

BP Designing Better Cap, Preparing for Hurricanes

June 8, 2010 6:15 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & RAY HENRY,Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP said it plans to replace the containmnet cap — perhaps later this month or early next month — with a slightly bigger one that will provide a tighter fit and thus collect more oil.


Canisters Caught by Fishing Boat Could Contain Mustard Gas

June 8, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard said ESS Pursuit caught 10 canisters in its nets Sunday about 45 miles south of Long Island but dumped them back into the ocean when one crew member began developing blisters.  

Slaughterhouse Manager Acquitted in Child Labor Case

June 8, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

Jury foreman Quentin Hart said he and the other the panelists tended to distrust the accounts of the alleged child laborers because they testified to lying about their ages to law enforcement officials and presented false documents.

Mexico's Pemex Sues U.S. Companies over Stolen Chemicals

June 8, 2010 5:33 am | by E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Pemex said the companies — including the U.S. subsidiary of BASF — have encouraged the theft of Mexican natural gas condensate by actively participating in the smuggling of stolen petroleum products for use in Texas.

LDK Solar confident on Germany, keen to buy

June 8, 2010 5:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

MUNICH (Reuters) - Chinese solar wafer maker LDK Solar forecast continued strong growth next year in Germany despite planned cuts in subsidies there said it was open to acquisitions to boost its rapidly growing business.

Norway freezes drilling in new deepwater blocks

June 8, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will not open new deep-water areas for drilling until an investigation sheds light on BP's well blowout and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen said on Tuesday.


Commercial GM wheat 10 years away: report

June 8, 2010 4:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia needs to focus on wheat breeding technologies including genetically modified wheat, Peter Reading, managing director of Australia's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) said on Tuesday.

Researchers Capture First Images Of Sub-nano Pore Structures

June 8, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Cornell University ) Moore's law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and...

Apple Unveils iPhone 4 With Video Calling

June 8, 2010 4:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Easy to use videoconferencing is the head-turning feature of the latest iPhone and the FaceTime application may pressure wireless carriers to provide more bandwidth.

Gulf oil spill could widen, worsen 'dead zone'

June 7, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

While an out-of-control gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico fouls beaches and chokes marshland habitat, another threat could be growing below the oil-slicked surface. The nation's worst oil spill could worsen and expand the oxygen-starved region of the Gulf labeled "the dead zone" for its...

No place to hide: New 360-degree video surveillance system uses image stitching technology that is perfectly detailed edge to edge

June 7, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate new Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance is as detailed as 50 full-HDTV movies playing at once, with optical detail to spare.

UK to boost safety inspections after BP oil spill

June 7, 2010 10:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it would increase its inspection of North Sea drilling rigs and monitoring of offshore practices in the light of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

'Psychedelic' maize may help increase crop and biofuel yields

June 7, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists have identified new genes in maize which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These genes are called psychedelic because of the yellow and green streaks they cause in the plant's leaves. Manipulating these genes may increase crop yields and the amount of biofuel that can be...


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