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Obama: Gulf drilling only if ensure no more spills

May 22, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Saturday that offshore oil drilling could only go forward if there were assurances that a disaster like the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill would not happen again.

U.S. could fall behind China in clean energy: Locke

May 22, 2010 3:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - The United States could fall behind China and other countries in clean energy technology unless Congress passes energy legislation, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Saturday.

Hacking Yourself Pays Off In Tighter Security

May 21, 2010 8:25 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Whether you build your own penetration test team or hire a third party, pen testing is crucial for security.

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NASA's Mars rovers set surface longevity record

May 21, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project will pass a historic Martian longevity record on May 20. The Opportunity rover will surpass the duration record set by NASA's Viking 1 Lander of six years and 116 days operating on the surface of Mars. The effects of favorable weather on the red...

EU 2020 energy goals face 500 billion euro shortfall

May 21, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON, May 21 - Europe's utilities do not have enough capital to meet goals to overhaul its energy supply by 2020 and pension funds would struggle to plug the gap, said Tom Murley, head of an investment fund at private equity firm HgCapital.

SolarWorld sees chance to expand in U.S.

May 21, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - SolarWorld AG, one of Germany's largest solar companies by revenue, is betting big on U.S. production, expecting to lift its capacity here to 500 megawatts by year's end and maybe double that if demand remains strong.

BP swamped by criticism

May 21, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Anger, skepticism and accusations of lying washed over energy giant BP Plc on Friday as it desperately tried to contain a month-old seabed well leak billowing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Hubble finds a star eating a planet

May 21, 2010 5:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world. The doomed planet is being eaten by its parent star, according to observations made by a new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). The planet may only have...

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Stevens Team Places Third In 2010 IEEE/NIST Mobile Microrobotics Challenge

May 21, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) A team from Stevens Institute of Technology consisting of undergraduate student Sean Lyttle, along with graduate students: Wuming Jing, Xi Chen, and Zhenbo Fu and led by Professors David Cappelleri, Jan Nazalewicz and Yong Shi from the Department...

Contract Pharmaceuticals Closing NY Plant

May 21, 2010 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

The company says it will close its Buffalo plant by the end of next year because of a lack of business, leaving 260 employees out of work.

Chrysler Adding 1,100 Jobs At Detroit Jeep Plant

May 21, 2010 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker gave a big boost to the battered Michigan economy Friday when it announced the addition of about 1,100 workers to help build the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

GM, Opel Workers Agree On Restructuring

May 21, 2010 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors and workers at its Adam Opel GmbH unit have agreed on a restructuring plan that will see them contribute savings...

Silica cages help anti-cancer antibodies kill tumors in mice

May 21, 2010 11:24 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Packaging anti-cancer drugs into particles of chemically modified silica improve the drugs' ability to fight skin cancer in mice, according to new research. Results published May 3 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society online show the honeycombed particles can help...

Africa revives hardy, local rice vs Asian cousin

May 21, 2010 10:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are reviving long-ignored African rice to cut dependence on Asian varieties that may be less able to withstand the impact of climate change on the poorest continent, a report said on Friday.

Pitt's Education Of Aspiring Undergrad, High School Biologists Rewarded With $2 Million

May 21, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Pittsburgh ) Efforts within the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biological Sciences to encourage aspiring scientists at the pre-college and undergraduate levels have been rewarded with two prestigious grants totaling $2 million from the Howard Hughes Medical...

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