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Caution Required For Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up

May 4, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ) A Berkeley Lab bioremediation expert says extreme caution must be used in cleaning up the fragile Gulf Coast ecosystem in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oil is a biological product that can be degraded by microbes,...

Bionic Coating Could Help Ships To Economize On Fuel

May 4, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Bonn ) The hairs on the surface of water ferns could allow ships to have a 10 per cent decrease in fuel consumption. The plant has the rare ability to put on a gauzy skirt of air under water. Researchers at the University of Bonn, Rostock and Karlsruhe now show in the...

Enel Green Power to rely on own solar strength

May 4, 2010 11:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

VERONA, Italy (Reuters) - Enel Green Power, Italy's biggest renewable company, will rely on its own strength to compete in solar systems manufacturing and will steer clear of sector consolidation, an EGP senior executive said on Tuesday.


Increasing 'Crop Per Drop' Critical, Says Monsanto's Fraley

May 4, 2010 10:25 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Key to Meeting Demands of Hungry, Growing World

Georgia Tech Savannah Professor Named As 2010 Young Investigator Award Recipient

May 4, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Georgia Institute of Technology ) Dr. Fumin Zhang, assistant electrical and computer engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah campus, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award given by The Office of Naval Research.

Drilling expansion dead in U.S. Congress: Sen Nelson

May 4, 2010 8:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Plans by U.S. President Barack Obama to expand oil drilling off the eastern coast of the United States are "dead on arrival" in Congress after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday.

Important Control Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Diseases Discovered

May 4, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Karolinska Institutet ) Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new control mechanism in our immune system. The discovery is of potential significance to the treatment of serious diseases such as MS, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE.

Continental AG Posts $301.4M Profit For 1Q

May 4, 2010 7:27 am | by | Comments

German auto parts and tire maker says it returned to profitability in the first quarter, reversing previous losses amid higher sales and successful cost cutting.


ThyssenKrupp Nominates Hiesinger As New CEO

May 4, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

German-based steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG has nominated Heinrich Hiesinger, a board member at industrial conglomerate Siemens AG, as its next chief executive.

Coat Maker Looks To Improve Thin Insulation Technology

May 4, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Hanesbrands and Element 21 have spent two years and $2 million to solve cost and over-insulation problems associated with aerogel, one of the best, lightest insulators around.

Nissan Recalling Infiniti G35 Over Air Bag Issues

May 4, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Automaker says it will recall nearly 135,000 Infiniti G35 sedans and coupes to address a problem that could lead to the air bag not deploying in a crash.

Factory Orders Rise Unexpectedly In March

May 4, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department said that total factory orders rose 1.3 percent in March, much better than the 0.1 percent decline...

Green Exchange hires key staff in European CO2 push

May 4, 2010 7:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - NYMEX's carbon emissions marketplace Green Exchange LLC has opened a new office in London and hired key staff from competitors in a push to gain market share in the $100 billion European carbon market.

Save The Date: American Chemical Society National Meeting In Boston, Aug. 22-26

May 4, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) What better venue than Boston -- with its famed hospitals and university medical schools -- for a major scientific conference with the theme "Chemistry for Preventing & Combating Disease"? This historic Northeast city will, in fact, be the setting for...

Groundbreaking Space Technology Project Will Save Lives During Emergencies And Disasters

May 4, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) The European GEO-PICTURES project combines state-of-the-art satellite communication, navigation and Earth observation for saving lives in great disasters.


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