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Initial Jobless Claims Jump From 2-Year Low

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Sharp increase comes after claims fell to their lowest level since August 2008,?but much of that drop was driven by temporary seasonal factors and not an improving job market.

Hitachi close to winning new battery orders

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hitachi Ltd's vehicle energy unit will succeed in the crowded car battery market due to its strong track record and is close to winning new orders for its lithium-ion batteries, the head of the unit said on Thursday.

SunPower to build three solar plants in Italy

July 22, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Solar Ventures Srl to build three solar plants totaling 11.1 megawatts (MW) in Italy, ahead of planned incentive cuts in the country.


Data Mining Made Faster

July 22, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Utah ) To many big companies, you aren't just a customer, but are described by multiple "dimensions" of information within a computer database. Now, a University of Utah computer scientist has devised a new method for simpler, faster "data mining," or extracting and...

Stanford Releases Open-source Camera Software

July 22, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stanford University ) The more researchers, the better. With funding from the National Science Foundation the Stanford "computational photography"team is providing programmable open-source cameras to other universities.

NewMarket declares 37.5-cent quarterly dividend

July 22, 2010 5:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NewMarket Corp., which makes chemical additives for petroleum products, said its board declared a quarterly cash dividend of 37.5 cents per share and approved a new share repurchase program.The Richmond, Va., company said Wednesday the dividend is payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record on...

Oman to build $1.5 billion bridge to turtle island

July 22, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Oman plans to build a $1.5 billion bridge to an island turtle habitat off the Gulf Arab state's east coast to boost tourist numbers, a finance ministry official said on Thursday.

Foxconn to hike prices to cover China pay increase

July 21, 2010 11:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and other gadgets for global technology companies, is seeking to charge its customers more to partly cover wage increases at its mammoth manufacturing compound in southern China.The extent of price hikes will differ according to products, C.L....


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...


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