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Zooming in on an infant solar system: For the first time, astronomers have observed solar systems in the making in great detail

June 11, 2010 6:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Astronomers have observed in unprecedented detail the processes giving rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems. The discoveries lay the groundwork for probing the formation of planets with the potential for life.

NASA helps in upcoming asteroid mission homecoming

June 11, 2010 6:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The space and astronomy worlds have June 13 circled on the calendar. That's when the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) expects the sample return capsule of the agency's technology demonstrator spacecraft, Hayabusa, to boomerang back to Earth. The capsule, along with its mother...

New UN climate text under fire as talks end

June 11, 2010 5:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Rich and poor nations alike criticized a new blueprint for a U.N. climate treaty on Friday as two weeks of talks among 185 countries ended with small steps toward an elusive deal.


Britain sticks up for BP amid spill

June 11, 2010 5:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Britain stuck up for beleaguered BP Plc on Friday against American criticism over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, while the company ramped up efforts to siphon more crude from its gushing well.

Arkansas Pet Food Plant To Expand, Add Jobs

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | Comments

Pet food plant in Dumas, Ark., that was badly damaged in a 2007 tornado is under new ownership that plans to expand and nearly double the number of jobs.

VW Recalls Minivans For Fire Hazard

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors.

3M Acquires MTI PolyFab

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate said Friday it completed acquisition of MTI PolyFab, a Canadian manufacturer of noise and vibration reduction technology for airplanes.

Russia Wants French Warship Technology

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | Comments

Industry minister wants to build French-designed warships in Russian plants, and eventually expand cooperation to include joint submarine, fighter jet or other manufacturing.


CEO: Chrysler Makes Progress After Bankruptcy

June 11, 2010 12:28 pm | by | Comments

One year after government-funded exit from bankruptcy, CEO Sergio Marchionne is telling employees the automaker has made progress...

Verizon Wireless Expanding Skype To Feature Phones

June 11, 2010 12:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

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France, UK, Sweden want deep CO2 cut, Italy opposed

June 11, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Western European countries gave strong backing to deeper cuts to climate-warming emissions on Friday, but Italy's environment minister said her peers were deluded.

Retail Sales Fall 1.2 Percent In May

June 11, 2010 8:29 am | by | Comments

Big drop in May retail sales was the largest decline in eight months, raising new concerns about the durability of the economic recovery.

Greenhouse Gas Rules Survive Senate Vote

June 11, 2010 8:29 am | by | Comments

Senate rejected a challenge to Obama administration rules aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions...

Fujitsu, Toshiba Consider Merger

June 11, 2010 8:29 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Combining the companies' cell phone operations would create Japan's second largest handset maker.

Video Game Makers To Show New Ways To Play

June 11, 2010 7:34 am | by | Comments

Beginning next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, game companies will show off several new mechanisms for playing games.


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