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PepsiCo Investing Additional $2.5B in China

May 21, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

The food and beverage maker will invest additional $2.5 billion in China in next three years on new plants and research facilities as it builds up its presence in the growing market.

NREL Study Shows Power Grid can Accommodate Large Increase in Wind and Solar Generation

May 20, 2010 10:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory today released an initial study assessing the operational impacts and economics of increased contributions from wind and solar energy producers on the power grid. The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study examines the benefits and challenges of...

Probing the dark side of the universe: In search of primordial gravitational waves

May 20, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Much like ripples moving across a pond, gravitational waves waves stretch the fabric of space itself as they pass by. If detected, these elusive waves could provide an unprecedented view of the earliest moments of our universe. Researchers are exploring the most likely detection method of...


Study finds Alzheimer's disease link in eyes of children with Down syndrome

May 20, 2010 10:23 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered that the protein that forms plaques in the brain in Alzheimer's disease also accumulates in the eyes of people with Down syndrome. The new findings in Down syndrome show that the toxic protein, known as amyloid-beta, that causes Alzheimer's pathology...

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.


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