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Keck Futures Initiative awards $1.25 million for 13 research projects

May 3, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Academy of Sciences ) The National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative announced today the recipients of its latest round of FUTURES grants, awarded to support interdisciplinary research.

Researchers Prepare for Most Powerful Supercomputer

May 3, 2010 7:27 am | by IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY | Comments

They can't wait to do chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second, but it's not all that power that's driving researchers to develop computational chemistry at the petascale.

Green gyms: healthier grist for recycled treadmills

May 3, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's not easy being green, but health clubs are finding that being good to the planet may also reward their bottom line.


Transportation governed by simple rules

May 3, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Max Planck scientists unlock the secret of how cells maintain the spatial distribution of proteins.

A & A special feature: Science with AKARI

May 3, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Astronomy & Astrophysics ) This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the new results obtained with the infrared satellite AKARI, a JAXA project with the participation of ESA. It includes 17 articles dealing with various subjects. Some papers are...

BP to Pay for Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

May 3, 2010 7:10 am | by ALLEN G. BREED and HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP says that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewing crude for at least another week.

Chip Sales Post Strong Recovery In 1Q

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Semiconductor Industry Association reported that worldwide semiconductor sales were up 58 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago.

Buffett: Economy Improves On Manufacturing Recovery

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the American economy is definitely improving with most signs of life coming?from manufacturing businesses.


Hamilton Sundstrand Machinists Approve New Contract

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Machinists union workers at aviation electronics manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract.

Apple iPad Outsells iPhone

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Company says it sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch, meaning it's been selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone did when it was new.

ISM: Manufacturing Sector Leading Economic Recovery

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Private trade group says the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in nearly six years, as factories continue to lead the economy's rebound.

Wind energy rescues fading German shipyard

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - The illustrious history of Germany's century-old Nordseewerke shipyard was heading toward a final unhappy chapter when the global economic crisis throttled demand, dooming one of the region's biggest employers.

Money to be made in potash, renewables: DWS

May 3, 2010 6:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - There is still cash to be reaped from beaten renewable energy stocks, as governments will continue to pump cash into the sector, even after large subsidy cuts, a fund manager at Deutsche Bank asset management arm DWS told Reuters.

Global CIO: IBM Took 'Goldmine Of Taxpayer Money,' Claims Bureaucrat

May 3, 2010 4:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Column about a 10-year IT services deal between Indiana and IBM that Indiana cancelled after 3 years because it felt new systems weren't operating properly and that IBM's progress was too slow.

Eastman Completes Acquisition of Genovique Specialties

May 3, 2010 4:25 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation, a leading global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate.


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