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BP ships second containment dome to Gulf spill site

May 11, 2010 2:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Tuesday it has finished building a smaller dome designed to trap oil spewing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and plans to try placing it over the relentless leak on Thursday.

Senate climate bill cuts carbon emissions: document

May 11, 2010 2:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new climate change bill to be unveiled in the Senate on Wednesday will try to achieve a 17 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, from 2005 levels, according to a summary of the bill given to senators and obtained by Reuters.

GM and Hawaiian gas company link for hydrogen fuel

May 11, 2010 2:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co and The Gas Company, a unit of Macquarie Infrastructure Co, will work together to develop a hydrogen fuel infrastructure to serve fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii, the companies announced on Tuesday.


Bats' echolocation recorded and recreated

May 11, 2010 1:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of British researchers has worked with six adult Egyptian fruit bats to record and recreate their calls. These calls are pairs of 'clicks' from the bats' tongues that they use to fill their surroundings with acoustic energy; the echoes that return allow the bats to form an image of...

EPA Awards Small Businesses To Develop New Environmental Technologies

May 11, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies to support their work in eight key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring,...

Biotherapeutic Innovations On Display At AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

May 11, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) Advancement in the treatment of cocaine overdoses and a new defense in the fight against HIV are just two examples of the groundbreaking research that will be unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists'...

Job Openings, Hirings Rise In March

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | Comments

New hiring rose in March to its highest level in more than a year while job openings moved up slightly, fresh evidence the job market is slowly improving.

Ford Reopens Mexico Plant After $1B Retooling

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | Comments

Facility in Mexico City formerly produced gas-guzzling F-series pickups, but is now back on line after a two-year, $1 billion remodeling to make more fuel efficient cars.


Merck Says Schering-Plough Integration On Track

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | Comments

Drugmaker said its integration of Schering Plough is off to a good start, with sales and other operations already combined in the top 20 countries where they operate.

Offshore energy's headwinds could cost Europe dearly

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

MADRID/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A boom in offshore wind power sparked by the European Union's espousal of the technology runs the risk of becoming a bubble unless installation, running and repair costs are more clearly defined.

Solar can provide 22 percent world's power by 2050: IEA

May 11, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

MADRID (Reuters) - Solar power can provide up to a quarter of the world's electricity by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, but it needs government lifelines in the next decade until it can compete with conventional power.

JA Solar flips to profit, raises outlook

May 11, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd posted a quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its outlook on strong demand for photovoltaic electricity generating equipment.

Merck Positioned to Drive Growth Through Innovative Portfolio, Pipeline and Strategy for Growth in Emerging Markets

May 11, 2010 8:29 am | by Merck | Comments

Broader Portfolio, Robust Late-Stage Pipeline and Expanded Geographic Presence Position Merck for Leadership Emerging Markets Expected to Account for More Than 25 Percent of Merck's Pharmaceutical and Vaccine Revenue by 2013

Crumbling labs could clip NASA's wings

May 11, 2010 8:26 am | by New Scientist | Comments

The agency aims to develop new technologies for space flight, but years of neglect have left many of its labs in rough shape, says a new report

Hubble catches heavyweight runaway star speeding from 30 Doradus

May 11, 2010 8:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A heavy runaway star rushing away from a nearby stellar nursery at more than 400,000 kilometres per hour, a speed that would get you to the Moon and back in two hours. The runaway is the most extreme case of a very massive star that has been kicked out of its home by a group of even...


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