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Weather hinders oil cleanup

July 1, 2010 5:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical storm Alex slowed oil spill clean-up and containment work in the Gulf of Mexico and drove more petroleum into fragile Gulf wetlands and beaches on Thursday, with any permanent fix to BP Plc's ruptured deep-sea well still several weeks away.

Auto Industry's Recovery Stalls

July 1, 2010 2:29 pm | by | Comments

Most automakers saw U.S. sales drop in June as consumers?delay big-ticket purchases because they're worried...

Man in the Moon has 'graphite whiskers'

July 1, 2010 2:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

In a new analysis of a lunar sample collected by Apollo 17, researchers have detected and dated carbon on the moon in the form of graphite -- the sooty stuff of pencil lead -- which survived from around 3.8 billion years ago, when the moon was heavily bombarded by meteorites. Up to now,...


RXTE Homes In On A Black Hole's Jets

July 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) Astronomers using NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer satellite, together with optical, infrared and radio data, find that, at times, most of the X-rays come from Black Hole jets.

New Scanning Technology Developed In £7M Research Center

July 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of York ) A University of York research team, led by Professors Simon Duckett and Gary Green, of the Departments of Chemistry and Psychology respectively, has secured a £4.36 ($6.6) million grant from the Wellcome Trust and Wolfson Foundation, as well as financial...

Knowledge Workers Divulge Trade Secrets At Global Intelligence Forum

July 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Mercyhurst College ) Leading intelligence practitioners across multiple disciplines from national security to business to medicine meet in Dungarvan, IE, to share best analytic practices.

Glaxo Sells R & D Facility In Italy To Aptuit

July 1, 2010 8:31 am | by | Comments

London-based drug maker hasn't revealed financial terms for the deal but said some 500 staff at the facility in Verona will be transferred from Glaxo to Aptuit.

Agency: CO2 Growth Unchanged In 2009

July 1, 2010 8:30 am | by | Comments

Climate change monitor?says last year was the first since 1992 that registered no growth in global carbon dioxide emissions.


ISM: Manufacturing Slows In June(2)

July 1, 2010 8:29 am | by | Comments

Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index slowed in June, but was still at a level that suggests growth in the industrial sector.

When Are Drugs Considered Too Risky?

July 1, 2010 8:28 am | by | Comments

Food and Drug Administration has no firm rules for deciding when to pull a drug...

Governments face cost hurdle to halve CO2 by 2050: IEA

July 1, 2010 8:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Governments will have to grapple with sharply higher upfront costs to deploy clean energy technologies and halve carbon emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

Story Tips From The Department Of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 2010

July 1, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) People recovering from injuries could from a gait analysis technology being developed by a team at ORNL. A National Academies Keck Futures Initiative award of $100,000 will help researchers from ORNL and State University NY to produce biofuels....

BASF Responds to Misleading Charges in Lawsuit

July 1, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

PEMEX's racketeering lawsuit filed charges that BASF purchased natural gas condensate PEMEX claims was stolen from it in Mexico by organized criminals.

Unpeeling atoms and molecules from the inside out

June 30, 2010 7:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The first published scientific results from the world's most powerful hard X-ray laser show its unique ability to control the behaviors of individual electrons within simple atoms and molecules by stripping them away, one by one -- in some cases creating hollow atoms.

New technique improves efficiency of biofuel production

June 30, 2010 7:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques. The technique is a significant step toward creating a commercially viable new source of...


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