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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.

Proceedings Reveal New Evidence of Fraud and Plaintiffs' Undisclosed Links to Ecuadorian Court Expert Richard Cabrera

May 24, 2010 6:24 am | by Chevron Corporation | Comments

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has uncovered new evidence that Ecuadorian court appointee Richard Cabrera, the so-called "independent expert" claiming that Chevron should pay $27 billion in damages, has had ongoing and surreptitious contacts with plaintiffs' representatives and that a...

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Carnegie Mellon's Lorrie Cranor Joins Panel About Online Advertising

May 24, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Carnegie Mellon University's Lorrie Cranor will join a panel of experts sponsored by the Progress and Freedom Foundation to discuss the privacy issues swirling around the mechanics of online advertising.

BioBlitz kicks off in Bristol's Blaise Castle Estate

May 24, 2010 12:23 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Hundreds of people joined scientists over 21-22 May 2010 to tickle, tease and net a wapping 536 species at Bristol BioBlitz.

Pressure piles on BP as Gulf spill widens

May 23, 2010 11:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, La (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was dispatching two Cabinet secretaries to the fouled Gulf Coast on Monday to keep pressure on energy giant BP to plug an undersea oil leak that threatens an ecological disaster.

Two peas in an irregular pod: How binary stars may form

May 23, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins. The sibling stars circle around each other at varying distances, bound by the hands of gravity. How twin stars form is an ongoing question in astronomy. Do they start out like fraternal twins developing...

Minnow with fangs, golden orb spider and carnivorous sponge make top 10 list of new species

May 23, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists have announced the top 10 new species described in 2009. The top 10 new species list includes a carnivorous sponge, bug-eating slug, edible yam, stinkhorn fungus,...

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Ribbon at edge of our solar system: Will the Sun enter a million-degree cloud of interstellar gas?

May 23, 2010 11:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Is the Sun going to enter a million-degree galactic cloud of interstellar gas soon? A U.S.-Polish team of scientists suggests that the ribbon of enhanced emissions of energetic neutral atoms, discovered last year by the NASA Small Explorer satellite IBEX, could be explained by a geometric...

Straw Residue Helps Keep Nitrogen On The Farm

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

( American Society of Agronomy ) A research study evaluated the potential for straw residue to retain legume-derived nitrogen in a corn cropping system.

Harnessing The Power Of Stem Cells To Unlock The Secrets Of Motor Neuron Disease

May 23, 2010 5:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Edinburgh ) The Motor Neurone Disease Association is funding its first ever stem cell research program to help unlock the secrets of this fatal, neurological condition.

Government slams BP for missed deadlines on spill

May 23, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, La/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government threatened on Sunday to remove BP from efforts to seal a blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico if it doesn't do enough to stop the leak, though it acknowledged only the company and the oil industry have the needed know-how.

UK to miss key 2020 renewable, emissions targets: report

May 23, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain looks set to miss a European renewable energy target and its goal of a 34 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 as emissions decline more slowly, a report by Cambridge Econometrics said on Monday.

Track methane to gauge size of BP spill: scientist

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To figure out how much oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, experts should measure the plumes of dissolved methane coming from the wrecked BP offshore rig, a marine scientist said on Sunday.

U.S. environment chief to visit Gulf, spill spreads

May 23, 2010 8:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The top U.S. environmental official was to visit the Gulf Coast on Sunday as energy giant BP Plc scrambled to contain a widening oil spill.

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