HOUSTON/PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP on Thursday geared up for its latest attempt to control a gushing undersea well as environmentalists complained they were being kept in the dark about the oil spill's potential ecological impact.
Engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to cascading failures. That means better electrical...
Common Cents Mobile, Sprint Nextel's latest attempt to shore up its business, will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart stores.
Monsanto Company Donates Conventional Corn and Vegetable Seeds to Haitian Farmers to Help Address Food Security NeedsMay 13, 2010 2:25 pm | by Monsanto | Comments
Haitian Ministry of Agriculture, Kuehne + Nagel, Monsanto, USAID and UPS work together to put more than 130 tons of seeds in the hands of farmers to increase food production and aid long-term earthquake recovery
( IEEE-USA ) Five engineering breakthroughs -- from software for virtual surgery to an energy saving device that detects drafts -- were cited today by IEEE-USA, the US career and public policy unit of the IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
Complementary Technology Strengthens Honeywell’s Portfolio to Improve Industrial Plant Performance LONDON, May 13, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it has signed an agreement valued at approximately $142 million USD (approximately $145 million CAD) to acquire Matrikon Inc....
A new study across the central Great Plains on the effects of more than 19 years of various tillage practices shows that no-till makes soil much more stable than plowed soil.
( University of Pennsylvania ) University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces -- the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures -- by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating...
( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) Novel vaccines for diseases ranging from the flu to HIV highlight a week's worth of biotechnology research at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference. Scientists from academia,...
Jobs in the beleaguered manufacturing sector are among the millions of jobs lost during the Great Recession that may not return.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Exasperated Canadian legislators grilled the head of BP Plc Canadian unit on Thursday, concerned about the risks of the company's plans to drill in Arctic waters after the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lizards are in danger of dying out on a large scale as rising global temperatures force them to spend more time staying cool in the shade and less time tending to basic needs like eating and mating.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A once minor pest has ravaged fruit orchards and cotton fields in China after farmers stopped spraying insecticide in crops of a genetically-modified type of cotton resistant to bollworms, experts said.
Enhancements Designed to Maximize Best Options for Planting
DETROIT (Reuters) - High cost and still-limited performance will keep the number of electric cars at only 2 percent to 5 percent of the U.S. market a decade from now, a study by Deloitte Consulting issued on Thursday shows.