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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...

GE, Itochu tie up on wind power projects

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

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric and Japanese trading house Itochu Corp have agreed to cooperate on investment in large wind and other renewable energy projects, Itochu said, boosting Itochu's share price by nearly 5 percent.

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China to spend $1.8 billion on green car subsidies by 2012

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

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will spend at least 12 billion yuan ($1.76 billion) to subsidize smaller, fuel efficient cars by 2012, as part of broader plans to cut fuel emissions in the world's biggest auto market, the country's top economic planning agency said on Thursday.

BP overcomes snag in bid to curb spill

June 2, 2010 5:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc overcame a snag in its latest effort to curb the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the British energy giant's shares stabilized on Wednesday and parts of the huge oil slick crept near Florida.

Sen. Lugar to propose climate bill alternative

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Republican in the Senate next week will propose energy and climate legislation that aims to cut emissions of planet-warming gases, but with far lower goals than President Barack Obama seeks.

Secretary Chu, Secretary Salazar Continue Oil Spill Response Work in Houston

June 2, 2010 3:25 pm | by US Department of Energy | Comments

HOUSTON, TX - At the direction of the President, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are in Houston today continuing their work on innovative strategies to leverage the best science and engineering to contain the BP oil spill.

Researchers Pursue Plasmonics And Photonics Technology For Optical Improvements

June 2, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.

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2010 Meeting Of The Americas, Brazil: News Media Registration Open

June 2, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Geophysical Union ) News media registration is now open for the 2010 Meeting of the Americas (August 8-12, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil), where more than 2,200 scientists are expected to present new findings in the Earth and space sciences. The meeting will bring together...

Hasbro Sues Competitors Over Patents

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is suing two competitors, Buzz Bee Toys and Lanard Toys, claiming they infringed on its patent for the Nerf and Super Soaker brands.

Major Retailers To Limit Lead In Accessories

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement.

Sony Closing Hungary Plant, Moving Work To Malaysia

June 2, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Hungarian subsidiary of Sony said it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Unemployment Falls In Most Metro Areas

June 2, 2010 11:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Unemployment rates eased in April for more than 90 percent of the nation's 372 largest metro areas as hiring picked up around the country.

Most Automakers See Double-Digit Sales Gains

June 2, 2010 11:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Drivers snapped up new models and rental-car and government fleets ordered more vehicles in May,...

AMIA Members Manage HITECH Stimulus Grant Awards

June 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Medical Informatics Association ) Numerous grants funded by the US economic stimulus program Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, to advance the use of health information technology and to ready a professional informatics work force, have...

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