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Civil fine in Gulf spill could be $4,300 barrel

May 25, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just how many barrels of oil are gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon spill is a billion dollar question with implications that go beyond the environment. It could also help determine how much BP and others end up paying for the disaster.

FSU Researchers Work To Help Mobile Devices Keep Going And Going...

May 25, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Florida State University ) So, your smart phone lets you play music, send text messages, check e-mail, surf the Web, access apps and play games, but somehow it's not quite smart enough to keep from running out of juice when you actually need to make a phone call.

Public Lecture To Explore Solutions To The Food Challenge

May 25, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Riverside ) Geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres will give a free, public lecture at the University of California, Riverside on June 3 in which she will discuss solutions to the challenge of improving crop yield. In her talk, titled "The Food Challenge:...


Stevens Hosts The 8th International Conference On Business Process Management

May 25, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) The internationally acclaimed BPM conference appears in the US for the first time Sept. 13-16, 2010. Stevens Institute of Technology welcomes leaders from both industry and academia to discuss Business Process Management innovations.

10th Foxconn Worker Dies In China

May 25, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Labor activists say string of suicides back up their allegations that workers toil in terrible conditions at the world's largest contract maker of electronics like iPods.

Tesla To Open Sales Center In Zurich

May 25, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Electric car maker said it has delivered about 50 Roadsters to customers in Switzerland, part of more than 1,000 cars that Tesla has sold in 25 countries.

Germany Wants To Boost Trade With Gulf Region

May 25, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

German chancellor pledged Tuesday to boost trade across the Gulf region, even as the euro zone struggles with its most serious economic crisis.

V-Vehicle Tries Again For Federal Loans

May 25, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Startup automaker has resubmitted its application for $321.1 million in federal loans to build a fuel-efficient vehicle in Monroe, La.


Nissan CEO: Demand For Leaf Grows In U.S.

May 25, 2010 1:26 pm | by | Comments

Carlos Ghosn says thousands of orders for the all-electric Leaf have convinced Nissan of consumers' demand for electric vehicles, despite...

Commerce Official Connects with Manufacturers in Nashville

May 25, 2010 12:26 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 25, 2010 — Nicole Lamb-Hale is on a mission to increase the competitiveness of American industry, and she wants to connect directly with the individuals who are core to our nation’s manufacturing success. So she’s heading to Nashville to meet with some of them...

Electric cars can win 10 pct share by 2020: report

May 25, 2010 11:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Pure and hybrid electric cars may grab five to 10 percent of a European autos market by 2020 if governments help overcome cost hurdles, said the authors of an engineering academy report published on Tuesday.

First ship delayed for oil spill cleaning in Gulf

May 25, 2010 10:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An oil spill-stained tanker was delayed for cleaning before entering the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, sources familiar with shipping said.

Nearby black hole is feeble and unpredictable

May 25, 2010 10:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A decade-long study by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals that the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Andromeda galaxy was in a very dim, or quiet, state before 2006. However, on January 6, 2006, the black hole became more than a hundred times brighter, suggesting an...

Scientists track plume of polluted groundwater to the sea

May 25, 2010 10:27 am | by Science Daily | Comments

In the first study of its kind, researchers have tracked a plume of polluted groundwater from a septic system to one of Northern California's top recreational beaches. The researchers say their findings could be an important step toward improving waste water management in coastal...

Chott el Jerid, Tunisia: Closest thing to Mars on Earth?

May 25, 2010 9:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists are analyzing one of the most Mars-like places on Earth -- Chott el Jerid in South West Tunisia -- in preparation for future missions to the Red Planet.


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