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Johnson Controls Bids $1.25B For Visteon Unit

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Company is offering $1.25 billion for Visteon's automotive interiors and electronics business, saying the acquisition would expand its presence in China.

Toyota, Tesla To Develop Electric Cars

May 21, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Heads of Tesla Motors and Toyota announced partnership to develop and build electric cars at the recently shuttered...

Possible UK cuts threaten wind-turbine makers' plans

May 21, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Possible cuts to an offshore wind port fund by Britain's new coalition government may jeopardize hundreds of millions of pounds of UK manufacturing investment, turbine maker General Electric said on Friday.


Springer To Publish Journal Of The American Society For Mass Spectrometry

May 21, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Springer ) Starting in January 2011 Springer will publish the Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, the society's official journal, which was previously published by Elsevier. Appearing monthly, the journal is devoted to the publication of research papers covering...

God Loses Monopoly: First Synthetic Bacteria Cell

May 21, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

It took researchers at Synthetic Genomics 15 years to create the M. mycoides genome, the largest chemically defined structure ever synthesized in the laboratory.

Iran's First Nuclear Plant to go Online in August

May 21, 2010 6:48 am | Comments

Russia's top nuclear official said that Iran's first nuclear plant is on schedule and will be put into operation this summer.

BP Accused of Cover-Up; EPA Backpedals on Dispersant

May 21, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

Rep. Edward Markey: "We're beginning to understand that we cannot trust BP."

PepsiCo Investing Additional $2.5B in China

May 21, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

The food and beverage maker will invest additional $2.5 billion in China in next three years on new plants and research facilities as it builds up its presence in the growing market.


NREL Study Shows Power Grid can Accommodate Large Increase in Wind and Solar Generation

May 20, 2010 10:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory today released an initial study assessing the operational impacts and economics of increased contributions from wind and solar energy producers on the power grid. The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study examines the benefits and challenges of...

Probing the dark side of the universe: In search of primordial gravitational waves

May 20, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Much like ripples moving across a pond, gravitational waves waves stretch the fabric of space itself as they pass by. If detected, these elusive waves could provide an unprecedented view of the earliest moments of our universe. Researchers are exploring the most likely detection method of...

Study finds Alzheimer's disease link in eyes of children with Down syndrome

May 20, 2010 10:23 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered that the protein that forms plaques in the brain in Alzheimer's disease also accumulates in the eyes of people with Down syndrome. The new findings in Down syndrome show that the toxic protein, known as amyloid-beta, that causes Alzheimer's pathology...

China plans crackdown on illegal rare earth mining

May 20, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China plans to launch a six-month crackdown on illegal exploration and mining of strategic rare earth and other minerals in June, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on its website.

BP accused of cover-up

May 20, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, La./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government Thursday accused energy giant BP of falling short in the information it has provided about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in a clear sign of Washington's growing frustration with BP's handling of the spiraling environmental...

Toyota gets Tesla stake, Tesla gets Toyota factory

May 20, 2010 6:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is taking a $50 million stake in California electric carmaker Tesla Motors, which will take over a closed San Francisco-area Toyota plant for its all-electric sedan, the companies said on Thursday.

Tesla, Toyota teaming up in California: governor

May 20, 2010 3:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

FREMONT, California (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp and electric carmaker Tesla Motors plan to partner on electric vehicles in California, the state's governor said on Thursday.


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