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Indonesia to seek compensation over Timor Sea oil spill

July 21, 2010 10:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will seek compensation from a company operating a Timor Sea oil rig that last year leaked into Australian and Indonesian waters and caught ablaze, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Thursday.

Roche posts good half year results

July 21, 2010 9:26 pm | by Roche | Comments

Operating profit increases significantly faster than sales – double-digit growth for Core Earnings per share – outlook confirmed

Pounding Particles To Create Neptune's Water In The Lab

July 21, 2010 8:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Institute of Physics ) An international group of physicists have drawn up plans to use the new Facility for Antiprotons and Ion Research in Germany to expose water molecules to heavy ion beams and generate the same level of pressure on the water molecules that they experience...


NREL Scholarship Gives Columbine Grads a Boost

July 21, 2010 6:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Ten years ago, in the wake of tragedy, NREL set up a fund to help students at Columbine High School. The investment still pays dividends.

Honeywell Launches New Emissions And Monitoring Reporting Service For Business Jets

July 21, 2010 3:26 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Service Helps Operators Meet European Union-Emission Trading Scheme Reporting Requirements PHOENIX, July 21, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it is offering a new emissions monitoring service for business jets operating in the European airspace to comply with European...

Toward A New Generation Of Superplastics

July 21, 2010 3:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting an in-depth validation of the discovery of the world's first mass producible, low-cost, organoclays for plastics. The powdered material, made from natural clay, would be a safer, more environmentally friendly replacement for the...

New Antibacterial Material For Bandages, Food Packaging, Shoes

July 21, 2010 3:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) A new form of paper with the built-in ability to fight disease-causing bacteria could have applications that range from antibacterial bandages to food packaging that keeps food fresher longer to shoes that ward off foot odor. A report about the new...

Gulf Oil Dispersants Unlikely To Be Endocrine Disruptors And Have Relatively Low Cell Toxicity

July 21, 2010 3:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Government scientists are reporting that eight of the most commonly used oil dispersants used to fight oil spills, such as the massive episode in the Gulf of Mexico, appear unlikely to act as endocrine disruptors -- hormone-like substances that can...


Honeywell Primus Apex® Avionics Suite Certified On Viking Twin Otter Series 400

July 21, 2010 3:25 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

High-Resolution Integrated Avionics Platform Upgradeable FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, July 21, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Primus Apex® integrated avionics suite has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the...

German firm to produce bioethanol from straw

July 21, 2010 2:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Sued-Chemie will build a next-generation bioethanol plant to produce the green fuel from straw, the German chemical company said on Wednesday.

Now You See It, Now You Don't

July 21, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Michigan Technological University ) From Star Trek's Romulans, who could cloak their spaceships, to Harry Potter's magical garment, the power to turn someone or something invisible has intrigued mankind. Now a Michigan Tech researcher is doing it for real.

Md., Del. govs ask feds to join wind energy pact

July 21, 2010 2:13 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The governors of Delaware and Maryland asked the federal government Wednesday to join their states in buying offshore wind energy as part of an effort to establish a wind energy manufacturing industry in the mid-Atlantic region.Govs. Jack Markell and Martin O'Malley sent a letter to President...

Quantum Entanglement In Photosynthesis And Evolution

July 21, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Physics ) Recently, academic debate has been swirling around the existence of unusual quantum mechanical effects in the most ubiquitous of phenomena, including photosynthesis, the process by which organisms convert light into chemical energy. In a paper in The...

Green energy problems continue to plague Ontario's Liberal government

July 21, 2010 12:13 pm | by Keith Leslie-Associated Press | Comments

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is learning the hard way that Kermit the Frog was right all along.It's not easy being green.There have been plenty of Liberal government stumbles on the path to making Ontario more environmentally friendly, angering consumers and businesses and leading to...

Ala. Go-Kart Plant Destroyed By Arson

July 21, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

State fire marshal's office says a fire at Carter Brothers go-kart manufacturing plant in Brundidge, Ala., last week was caused by arson.


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