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Plant Officials Face Prosecution Over Blast

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | Comments

Police will likely refer the Morita Chemical Industries Co. officials to prosecutors before the end of this month on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death.

Volcanic ash may return to Europe, hit air traffic

May 10, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Travellers in Europe face fresh air traffic disruptions as a volcanic ash cloud that cost airlines millions of euros last month started drifting back to the continent, according to authorities.

The New Sky

May 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Less noise, less exhaust, less refuse -- air travel of the future is expected to be quieter, cleaner and more environmentally friendly. To achieve this goal, new structural concepts and aerodynamic profiles have to be engineered, along with better drive...


Vital Functions Monitored With Wearable And Implantable Devices

May 10, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Tampere University of Technology ) Physiological signals can nowadays be easily monitored with measurement devices implanted inside a living body. Researcher Jarno Riistama from Tampere University of Technology believes that the next tech-savvy generation represents a potential...

Attorney: BP Offering False Hope

May 10, 2010 7:19 am | Comments

"BP needs to stop avoiding the truth and allow all public officials to prepare for a worst case scenario."

Sewage Treatment Plant Cost Hits $1.8B

May 10, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

A new sewage treatment plant in Washington requires a 13 mile tunnel to pump the outflow to the Puget Sound.  

First Oil Containment Box Attempt Fails

May 10, 2010 7:00 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & SARAH LARIMER,Associated Press Writers | Comments

Ice buildup on BP's containment box made it too buoyant and clogged it up, forcing workers to abondon the first attempt to place it over the leak.

Wisconsin Tops Nation In Cheese Production

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Federal statistics show Wisconsin produced 2.65 billion pounds of cheese last year, which accounted for 26 percent of the U.S. cheese output in 2009.


Visteon Revises Reorganization Plan

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Auto parts supplier has agreed to give senior noteholders control of the company if they can raise more than $1 billion to pay off secured lenders.

BMW Sales Rise 14.6 Percent In April

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Luxury car maker BMW said?sales were up 14.6 percent on the year in April -- bolstered by rising demand in Europe and the U.S. and big gains in Asia.

German Exports Rise Sharply In March

May 10, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Exports jumped by 10.7 percent on the month, totaling $109.3 billion in March -- and rose 23.3 percent from a year earlier, Germany?s Federal Statistical Office said.

Tyson Foods Posts 2Q Net Income

May 10, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Meat producer returned to profitability in its second quarter on improvements in its chicken business and higher beef and pork revenue.

TD says bets on environment should beat market

May 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian fund manager Thomas George says environmentally responsible companies should beat the broader market, given growing renewable energy demand and tighter regulations, particularly after the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Quebec-Area Manufacturing Is Taking Off

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 7, 2010 — Manufacturing in Quebec has done an about face. In the depths of the recent recession, pundits were claiming that recovery would be a long and slow road for the manufacturing sector in Quebec. But on the heels of one blockbuster announcement after...

Chemist Stitches Up Speedier Chemical Reactions

May 10, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Calgary ) University of Calgary chemist Warren Piers outlines the inner workings of the Piers catalyst in a new paper in Nature Chemistry online.


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