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China plans crackdown on illegal rare earth mining

May 20, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China plans to launch a six-month crackdown on illegal exploration and mining of strategic rare earth and other minerals in June, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on its website.

BP accused of cover-up

May 20, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, La./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government Thursday accused energy giant BP of falling short in the information it has provided about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in a clear sign of Washington's growing frustration with BP's handling of the spiraling environmental...

Toyota gets Tesla stake, Tesla gets Toyota factory

May 20, 2010 6:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is taking a $50 million stake in California electric carmaker Tesla Motors, which will take over a closed San Francisco-area Toyota plant for its all-electric sedan, the companies said on Thursday.


Tesla, Toyota teaming up in California: governor

May 20, 2010 3:23 pm | by Reuters | Comments

FREMONT, California (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp and electric carmaker Tesla Motors plan to partner on electric vehicles in California, the state's governor said on Thursday.

Roche to Present New Data on Different Approaches To Treating Cancer at ASCO

May 20, 2010 2:24 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche today announced that it will present new data for its targeted cancer medicines and the way they may be used in several different cancer types at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

ACS Webinar Focuses On How To Negotiate Salary Or Pay For Chemistry Professionals

May 20, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society Webinars, focusing on strategies for negotiating pay or salaries for chemistry professionals. The free webinar is scheduled...

Nations Vow Crackdown On Online Alcohol Ads

May 20, 2010 1:24 pm | by | Comments

Countries around the world are pledging to get tough with manufacturers that market beer and liquor on social media networks.

New Global Coffee Research Initiative Announced

May 20, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Texas A&M AgriLife Communications ) A new long-term initiative to increase the overall quality and availability of specialty coffee worldwide through scientific research has been announced.


Healthcare Lagging On Enterprise Mobility

May 20, 2010 12:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Gartner says healthcare CIOs need to take immediate steps toward implementing a sound wireless and mobile device strategy.

Mitsubishi Files Lawsuit Against GE

May 20, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

Company accuses General Electric of monopolizing part of wind-turbine market and making 'baseless' patent-infringement claims against Mitsubishi to get ahead.

Lawmakers Say Toyota Focusing On Discrediting Critics

May 20, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

U.S. lawmakers investigating Toyota's massive recalls say automaker is more focused on discrediting critics than trying to solve problems of vehicles suddenly accelerating.

Turbine Part Maker To Add 500 Jobs In Ark.

May 20, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

German manufacturer Beckmann Volmer has chosen northeast Arkansas for a $10 million wind turbine parts plant that could employ up to 500 people.

Phase III study showed first-line maintenance use of MabThera doubles likelihood of people with follicular lymphoma living without their disease worsening

May 20, 2010 11:24 am | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today data from the Phase III PRIMA study. The data showed that continuing MabThera (rituximab) for two years in patients who responded to initial treatment with MabThera plus chemotherapy, doubled the likelihood of them living without their disease worsening, known as...

Materials With Potential; Growing Through Holes

May 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Silicon carbide is an up-and-coming semiconductor material. In a thesis project, the qualities of the crystals and the epitaxial layers underwent precise analysis. Another project combines the advantages of crystalline thin-film solar cells with a back...

Solar Power Manufacturing Makes Good Business Sense For Governments: Queen's University Study

May 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Queen's University ) Canadian and provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant and then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run, according to a financial analysis conducted by the Queen's...


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