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On a roll: Designing the next rover to explore Mars

June 3, 2010 6:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

The concept of a wind-powered vehicle that can be used to explore the surface of Mars -- a "tumbleweed rover" -- has been around for more than 10 years, but there has been no consensus on exactly what that vehicle should look like. Now researchers have developed a computer model that...

Arthur E. Bryson To Receive Daniel Guggenheim Medal

June 3, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ) The Guggenheim Board of Award is pleased to announce that the 2010 Daniel Guggenheim Medal has been won by Arthur E. Bryson, professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Prof. Bryson...

Names Of The 2010 Kavli Prize Recipients Announced

June 3, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Kavli Foundation ) Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognized with the award of the 2010 Kavli Prizes.

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Plant to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol & Chemicals

June 3, 2010 6:23 am | Comments

ZeaChem Inc. broke ground for a $73 million demonstration plant that could produce up to 250,000 gallons per year of ethanol, as well as acetic acid and ethyl acetate.

BP Swaps Saw for Giant Shears, Faces Criminal Charges

June 3, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

It's virtually certain that BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will face criminal charges and civil penalties that could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.

Amid Spill Anger, Obama Urges Cuts In Oil Tax Breaks

June 3, 2010 5:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

President Barack Obama pressed Congress to scrap billions in oil company tax breaks and pass legislation to help nation kick a dangerous ?fossil fuel addiction.?

Study Of Cancer At Pratt & Whitney Progresses

June 3, 2010 5:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Researchers are planning to release more information from a massive, eight-year study of brain cancer deaths at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.

BP modifies plan to capture oil from leaking well

June 3, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The latest plan to capture oil belching from a BP well into the Gulf of Mexico will work less well than originally hoped, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday.

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Tesla says not affected by CEO's divorce dispute

June 3, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors said on Wednesday it does not expect the contentious divorce of its chief executive, Elon Musk, to affect its plans to list its shares and does not rely on him to provide further funding.

FCC Chair Pushes Mobile Broadband

June 3, 2010 4:23 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski says deploying 4G wireless networks quickly is key to driving innovation and taking advantage of mobile broadband.

German solar cuts hit parliamentary hurdle: sources

June 3, 2010 2:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Bundesrat upper house of parliament is unlikely to pass cuts to solar incentives this week so a parliamentary mediation committee would be needed to resolve the matter, government sources told Reuters on Thursday.

LANXESS makes the soccer world more colorful

June 3, 2010 2:25 am | by IndiaPRwire | Comments

LANXESS supplies color pigments for the spectacular outer shell of the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg

Citizen scientists could help prevent bird extinctions

June 3, 2010 2:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Natural history enthusiasts could help prevent the future extinction of many birds by reporting regular sightings of even the most common species, say scientists. The researchers explain that gathering data on birds that aren't currently at risk is just as important as collecting data on...

Powerful Cyclone Phet takes aim at Oman

June 2, 2010 11:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Phet roared toward the coast of Oman on Thursday and was expected to make landfall on Friday before heading toward the oil-exporting Gulf Arab state's LNG facilities.

BP inches ahead in latest bid to control oil spill

June 2, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Robot submarines plying the dark, frigid depths of the Gulf of Mexico made halting progress in BP's latest bid to siphon off oil belching from its ruptured wellhead, but tar balls and other debris from the spill posed new threats to the region's...

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