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Tracking coral larvae to understand Hawai'i reef health

June 9, 2010 7:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists will use satellite-tracked drifters to track the coral larvae's dispersal along O'ahu's south shore in an effort to better understand why certain reefs in Maunalua Bay are doing well and others are doing poorly.

BP shares plunge as U.S. threatens new penalties

June 9, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc's stock price plunged to a 14-year low in U.S. trading on Wednesday amid concerns over its ability to meet mounting costs of the giant Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Southern Co, partners building 30-MW solar plant

June 9, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Solar-panel installation has begun at the 30-megawatt Cimarron Solar Facility in northern New Mexico, the project partners said on Wednesday.


Smart to test electric cars in some U.S. cities

June 9, 2010 4:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microcar maker Smart USA is launching a 250-strong test fleet of electric cars in certain U.S. cities this year, as part of a broader push to boost the brand's cache among the urban set.

Liposome-hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble For Stronger Bubbles

June 9, 2010 2:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) Researchers at NIST, the University of Maryland (UM) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have developed a method to combine liposomes and particles of hydrogel in a hybrid nanoscale particle that may one day travel...

'Instant Acid' Method Offers New Insight Into Nanoparticle Dispersal In The Environment And The Body

June 9, 2010 2:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at NIST has demonstrated a simple and effective technique for quantifying how the stability of nanoparticle solutions change...

Solution To Beading-saliva Mystery Has Practical Purposes

June 9, 2010 2:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Purdue University ) Researchers have discovered precisely why strands of some fluids containing long molecules called polymers form beads when stretched, findings that could be used to improve industrial processes and for administering drugs in "personalized medicine."

SunPower says U.S. solar demand strong

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Demand for photovoltaic solar power systems is strong and continues to grow, although the large utility market continues to lag, the chief executive of SunPower Corp said on Wednesday.


EU carbon nudges down in quiet market open

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were down 3 cents or 0.2 percent in early trade on Wednesday, following strong gains on Tuesday.

Biofuels from deforested land to fail EU standards

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Palm oil grown on recently deforested land is unlikely to be acceptable for use in European biodiesel, a draft report from the European Commission shows.

World at risk of "red card" over climate: de Boer

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BONN (Reuters) - Climate negotiators gave a standing ovation to the outgoing head of the U.N. climate change secretariat Wednesday even after he told them they would be at risk of a red card in a soccer match for wasting time.

BP shares slammed as Gulf oil spill probed

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc's stock price plunged in U.S. trading on Wednesday as it faced more U.S. government and congressional scrutiny over its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in U.S. history.

IEEE-USA President Urges Senate To Pass Innovation Legislation

June 9, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA President Evelyn Hirt urges the Senate to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 28.

Fed Survey Shows Recovery Spreading

June 9, 2010 11:24 am | by | Comments

Federal Reserve survey said economic recovery is finally spreading to all parts of the country, but modest pace of growth suggests companies won't ramp up hiring.

German Minister Rejects Opel Aid

June 9, 2010 11:24 am | by | Comments

Germany rejected General Motors' request for government aid for its Opel unit, saying the U.S. automaker had enough funds to pull...


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