Pemex said the companies — including the U.S. subsidiary of BASF — have encouraged the theft of Mexican natural gas condensate by actively participating in the smuggling of stolen petroleum products for use in Texas.
MUNICH (Reuters) - Chinese solar wafer maker LDK Solar forecast continued strong growth next year in Germany despite planned cuts in subsidies there said it was open to acquisitions to boost its rapidly growing business.
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will not open new deep-water areas for drilling until an investigation sheds light on BP's well blowout and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis-Johansen said on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Australia needs to focus on wheat breeding technologies including genetically modified wheat, Peter Reading, managing director of Australia's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) said on Tuesday.
( Cornell University ) Moore's law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and...
Easy to use videoconferencing is the head-turning feature of the latest iPhone and the FaceTime application may pressure wireless carriers to provide more bandwidth.
While an out-of-control gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico fouls beaches and chokes marshland habitat, another threat could be growing below the oil-slicked surface. The nation's worst oil spill could worsen and expand the oxygen-starved region of the Gulf labeled "the dead zone" for its...
No place to hide: New 360-degree video surveillance system uses image stitching technology that is perfectly detailed edge to edgeJune 7, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments
The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate new Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance is as detailed as 50 full-HDTV movies playing at once, with optical detail to spare.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it would increase its inspection of North Sea drilling rigs and monitoring of offshore practices in the light of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists have identified new genes in maize which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These genes are called psychedelic because of the yellow and green streaks they cause in the plant's leaves. Manipulating these genes may increase crop yields and the amount of biofuel that can be...
Scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant's sugars.
( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) The US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate new Imaging System for Immersive Surveillance is as detailed as 50 full-HDTV movies playing at once, with optical detail to spare.
( American Academy of Sleep Medicine ) Mean reaction time on a morning psychomotor vigilance task slowed significantly by 3.6 ms after exposure to recorded traffic noise during sleep, and slowed reactions were directly and significantly related to increases in both the frequency and...
( Burness Communications ) The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced more than $1 million in grants to six projects that will conduct health impact assessments at the state and local levels.
WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc seeks to double the amount of oil it captures from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, while the U.S. Gulf Coast will be struggling with the environmental mess from the huge spill for years, the Coast Guard said on Monday.