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US Department Of Defense SMART Scholarship Winner's Focus Is Synthetic Biology

May 11, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) The US Department of Defense has awarded a prestigious scholarship to a graduate research assistant at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech whose research includes assessing the benefits and risks of synthetic biology.

Stevens Team Takes 1st In RIT IEEE '10 Design Contest

May 11, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Electrical & Computer Engineering students at Stevens Institute of Technology made headlines last week as they took home first place, and an $8,000 prize, at the Rochester Institute of Technology's IEEE Student Design Contest 10 for presenting the...

Feds Recall More Toxic Cadmium Kids' Jewelry

May 11, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

Federal regulators announced another recall of children's jewelry with high levels of the toxic metal cadmium.


Meatpacker Paid Disabled Workers 41 Cents Per Hour

May 11, 2010 6:53 am | Comments

The disabled men were continually subjected to taunts and weren't provided adequate medical care during their 20 years at the Iowa meatpacking plant.

Coal Power Plants to Feed Algae Biofuel Reactors

May 11, 2010 6:39 am | Comments

Three of Australia’s largest coal-fired power generators have committed to building test facilities adjacent to their power stations, where smoke-stack CO2 emissions are captured and used to grow oil-rich algae in solar bioreactors.

Hitachi Sees Return To Profit

May 11, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Japanese manufacturer narrowed its annual loss from record red ink the previous year and forecast it would return to profit for the first time in five years.

Workers Strike At Boeing?s C-17 Plant

May 11, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Boeing workers who assemble the giant C-17 cargo jets in Long Beach are on picket lines in a dispute over pension and medical benefits.

Ex-Auto Czar: U.S. Could Get $40B Back From GM

May 11, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Government could get back $40 billion of its $50 billion investment in General Motors, and difference would be well spent because it prevented mass job losses, Steven Rattner said.


Nokia Shakes Up Management To Tackle Rivals

May 11, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Cell phone maker is reorganizing its leadership to tackle growing competition from rivals in smart phones and high-end mobile computers.

Underage Slaughterhouse Workers Testify

May 11, 2010 6:23 am | by MICHAEL J. CRUMB, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Two former underage workers testified against their former manager, who faces 83 child labor violation charges stemming from a May 2008 raid at the plant in which 389 illegal immigrants, including 31 children, were detained.

Oil Spill Blame Game Begins

May 11, 2010 6:02 am | Comments

Executives from BP, Halliburton and Transocean are trying to shift responsibility to each other.

BP Resumes Subsea Dispersant Spraying, LA Concerned

May 11, 2010 5:45 am | Comments

The EPA administrator is meeting with LSU scientists to discuss the state's concerns about the potential longterm effects.

Toyota Quarterly Profit Recovers To $1.2B

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

World?s top carmaker cruised back to profit in latest quarter as the company cut costs and hitched a ride on the global auto sales recovery while fighting to salvage its reputation.

U.K. Manufacturing Production Up In March

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Manufacturing output in March was 3.3 percent higher than a year ago and 2.3 percent better than the previous month, U.K. government statisticians said.

Samsung Unveils $20.6 Billion Investment Plan

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

South Korean conglomerate to invest $20.6 billion in technologies including solar cells and medical devices, aiming to boost sales and increase its work force by tens of thousands.


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