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Somali Pirates Free UK Tanker After Four Months

May 14, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

Somali pirates have freed a British-flagged chemical tanker they had held for more than four months after receiving a ransom.

Cigarette Butts Stop Steel Pipes from Rusting

May 14, 2010 5:54 am | Comments

Chinese researchers discovered that cigarette butts soaked in water can help guard against corrosion in steel piping.

Severstal 1Q Loss Widens

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Russia's largest steelmaker said its net loss widened to $785 million in first quarter as it wrote down the value of an Italian unit it plans to sell.

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Iowa Could Benefit From Boeing Tanker Contract

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Economic analysts say that if Boeing is awarded an Air Force contract for the NextGen Tanker, Iowa could benefit from approximately 800 jobs.

Hawaii Offers Cash For Electric Cars, Efficient Fridges

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

According to an incentives plan, Hawaii residents will get cash rebates worth up to $4,500 for buying new electric cars and $250 for upgrading their refrigerators.

Ohio Likely Won?t Get Russian Steel Mill

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Governor is acknowledging that hope has faded for a Russian steelmaking company's plans for a $1 billion steel mill in southern Ohio.

Navistar Rolls Out 1st Electric Trucks

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Truck company?s plant in Indiana has begun turning out Navistar e-Star electric trucks that can travel 100 miles on a single charge.

EU carbon emissions, price forecasts to 2020

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union carbon permit prices have had a rollercoaster ride over the past 45 days, and according to varying estimates made by analysts in the latest Reuters emissions poll, the volatility may not be over yet.

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UK's new "green" government says to cut its CO2 10 percent

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's central government will cut its emissions of climate-warming carbon by 10 percent in the next 12 months, while speeding up the wider move to a low-carbon economy, the new UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

Graphene-DNA biosensor selective, simple to create

May 14, 2010 5:24 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Graphene and DNA can combine to create a stable and accurate biosensor, reports a study published in the nanotechnology journal Small . The tiny biosensor might eventually help doctors...

On doomed rig, lapses sparked catastrophe

May 13, 2010 11:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A cascade of human and mechanical failures likely caused last month's deadly offshore rig explosion and an undersea oil gusher that could be the worst U.S. environmental disaster, according to data gathered by congressional investigators and reviewed by experts.

Office Mobile 2010 Upgrade Is Free

May 13, 2010 9:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Microsoft is looking ramp up adoption of latest version of productivity software aimed at road warriors.

Water was present during birth of Earth, study of silver suggests

May 13, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Tiny variations in the isotopic composition of silver in meteorites and Earth rocks are helping scientists put together a timetable of how our planet was assembled beginning 4.568 billion years ago. The new study indicates that water and other key volatiles may have been present in at...

BP says will deploy small dome in next few days

May 13, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP on Thursday geared up for its latest attempt to control a gushing undersea well as environmentalists complained they were being kept in the dark about the oil spill's potential ecological impact.

Engineers design power structures that help keep the lights on

May 13, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to cascading failures. That means better electrical...

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