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US: BP accountable "civilly, whatever way necessary"

May 24, 2010 11:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

GALLIANO, Louisiana (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation will hold BP Plc accountable, "civilly and in whatever way is necessary", for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, senior U.S. officials said on Monday.

Precise Trace Gas Analysis, Without The Noise

May 24, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ) Analyzing trace gases is very small concentrations is more precise with the help of low-noise current controllers developed by PNNL staff. The technology has been licensed to Wavelength Electronics.

Oregon May Build Nation's First Tsunami Evacuation Structure

May 24, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) Residents of a small Oregon coastal community are moving closer to the creation of something that's never before been built in the United States -- a structure designed specifically to withstand a major earthquake and the force of a tsunami, and give...

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Odds Are About 1-in-3 That A Mega-earthquake Will Hit The Northwest In The Next 50 Years

May 24, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say. There is...

Water, Air Used for Peak Energy Storage

May 24, 2010 8:52 am | Comments

Electric pumps send water from a lower basin back to an upper reservoir, which can then be used to spin tubines and generate electricity during peak times.

GE, Lake Erie Energy Firm Partner To Create Wind Farm

May 24, 2010 8:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Electric will partner with Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. to build wind turbines for 20 megawatt offshore, freshwater wind farm and provide maintenance.

Oil Spill Solutions Come Out of the Woodwork

May 24, 2010 8:15 am | Comments

Private companies are stepping up to offer solutions that have otherwise been ignored by BP, including oxygen-producing microbes and plain old hay.

BP Wants to Use Dispersant Despite EPA Concerns

May 24, 2010 7:42 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

BP wants to keep using a contentious chemical dispersant to fight the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, despite orders from the EPA to use something less toxic.

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Tornado-Damaged Plant to Restart Production

May 24, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

Complex Chemical Co. will begin producing its lube oil additives again this weekend, even as employees continue to haul off rubble from the site.  

New Method For Design Of Microwave Filters To Improve Communications And Wireless Detection Systems

May 24, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Israel Arnedo Gil, a telecommunications engineering graduate from the Public University of Navarre, proposed a new method for the design of microwave filters, essential devices for controlling the quantity of energy and time needed to go from one point of the...

Can The Volt Save GM?

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Volt could help usher in a new generation of electric cars, but the fate of General Motors and its workers, as well as the future of a beleagured state is at stake.

Ohio Factory Loses Its Marbles

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Jabo, one of only two marble makers in the U.S., is creating pretty marbles for a group of collectors from across the U.S. and Canada, perhaps for the last time.

IBM To Acquire AT & T's Sterling Unit For $1.4B

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company said it is buying AT&T's Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other, for $1.4 billion.

MEMC Electronic Snaps Up Solaicx For $76M

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Solar industry company MEMC Electronic Materials said that it will buy silicon wafer company Solaicx for about $76 million in cash.

GM Reassigns Former Sales Boss To International Post

May 24, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker says Susan Docherty will be vice president of international sales and marketing effective June 1.

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