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Survey Finds Strong Auto Brand Loyoalty

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Consumer Reports magazine survey found that 73 percent of car owners will likely stay loyal to the brand they now drive when they shop for a new vehicle.

Mahindra Takes Stake In Reva

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Indian utility vehicle maker has agreed to buy a majority stake in Reva Electric Car Co., as General Motors?exits its partnership with the pioneering electric car maker.

Covidien Selling Specialty Chemicals Unit

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Health care products supplier Covidien said it plans to sell its specialty chemicals business for $280 million in cash to an affiliate of New Mountain Capital.

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SimplexGrinnell Buys 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Tyco International?s fire safety systems unit has ordered 200 Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrid sedans with a goal of replacing 25 percent of its fleet with hybrid vehicles.

Johnson & Johnson Vows to Fix Plant Problems

May 26, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The maker of Tylenol and Motrin has hired an outside consulting firm to help fix manufacturing problems that triggered a massive recall.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Booms Adieu

May 26, 2010 6:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Spacecraft completes final mission as NASA's shuttle program draws to a close.

OECD: Recovery In Developed Economies Accelerates

May 26, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Economic recovery in world's richest countries is accelerating thanks to 'substantial' rebound in trade and growth in Asia, but austerity measures are needed to reduce deficits.

BP readies another attempt at stopping oil spill

May 26, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Under intense pressure from the Obama administration, the chief executive of BP Plc said he expects to decide later on Wednesday whether to proceed with a tricky "top kill" procedure to try to contain leaking oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Innovation: Slipping into the wireless white space

May 26, 2010 4:24 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Domestic internet routers could reach further by using UHF frequencies left free by TV broadcasts – if only they can avoid trouble with the neighbours

Google Chrome Exits Beta For Linux, Mac

May 26, 2010 3:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Google has moved Chrome 5 for Windows out of beta and taken the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome out of beta for the first time.

Verizon VoIP Usage Soars

May 26, 2010 3:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Customer's use of minutes supplied by Verizon’s Global Wireless VoIP increased more than 200% last year.

Chinese eye domination of wind turbine market

May 26, 2010 2:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) - After sparking a massive price war and wreaking havoc on earnings at European and U.S. makers of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels, China now has established wind turbine manufacturers in its sights.

BP had warning signs before Gulf blast: panel

May 25, 2010 9:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BP Plc told congressional investigators on Tuesday that pressure tests on a drill pipe showed a fundamental mistake hours before the deadly explosion that caused the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, a memo released by two congressmen showed.

GTRI Researchers Design And Test Microfabricated Planar Ion Traps

May 25, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Georgia Institute of Technology Research News ) Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are designing, fabricating and testing planar ion traps that can be more readily combined into large, interconnected trap arrays. In the future, these arrays may be used to create a...

BP tackles tricky oil plug plan as Obama vents

May 25, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc warned on Tuesday that a planned attempt to plug its gushing Gulf of Mexico oil well may be delayed or abandoned, as the energy giant faced mounting pressure from the Obama administration to contain the catastrophic spill.

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