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Massive Oil Rig Floats Into Seattle

May 15, 2015 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Demonstrators on kayaks protested, as a huge oil rig arrived in Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell plans to use the rig for drilling in remote arctic waters off Alaska's coast.


Why Don't We Recycle Styrofoam?

May 14, 2015 5:19 pm | by CEN Online | Comments

In Speaking of Chemistry, host Sophia Cai explains that EPS actually can be recycled, but the prohibitive costs have prompted cities to ban the pesky product instead.


Ride in The Hydrogen-Powered Car Tesla Hates

May 14, 2015 9:51 am | by Washington Post | Comments

Take a ride in the Toyota Mirai, the world's first mass-market, hydrogen-powered all-electric car named after the Japanese word for "future." Is this the car that will put an end to Tesla's electric vehicle dominance?


Tests Confirm NC Well Contaminated With Known Carcinogen

May 14, 2015 9:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

State regulators in North Carolina say private wells near some of Duke Energy's coal ash pits are contaminated. The utility says it will provide drinking water for residents notified by the state.


NIH Director: China is Beating US in Biomedical R&D

May 13, 2015 9:55 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins tells CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci about the NIH's declining budget and how China is now ahead of the U.S. in R&D.


How 3D Printing is Impacting Food Manufacturing

May 13, 2015 9:41 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Traditional food purveyors Hershey and the Culinary Institute of America are showing how sweet 3D printing can be.


Tesla Welcomes Apple to Build an Electric Car

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple entering the electric car business? Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks that 'would be great,' but says he's not losing significant talent to Apple.


The Koch Brothers in 80 Seconds

May 8, 2015 9:41 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Charles and David Koch are major players in the oil and gas industry — and in GOP politics.


Raw: Smokestack Shoots Fire at Oil Facility

May 6, 2015 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Crews battle a smokestack fire at the U.S. Oil and Refinery Co. that sent plumes of black smoke across the sky in Washington.


Solar Windows May Soon Charge Your Phone in Flight

May 5, 2015 12:06 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

We’ve all been there before, our electronic device is about to die just as we board a plane. Now engineers at B/E Aerospace think they have found a new source that will recharge the phone: the sun.


New Self-Cleaning Paint Offers Stain And Damage-Free Future

May 5, 2015 9:32 am | by Reuters | Comments

A new water-resistant paint which can withstand exposure to oil and damage caused by scratching and scuffing has been developed by British and Chinese chemists.


Oil May Push Past $100 a Barrel in 2016: Hofmeister

May 4, 2015 10:03 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

John Hofmeister, former U.S. president of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, talks about why he thinks many analysts are underestimating the oil market.


60k Marijuana Plants Quarantined Over Pesticide Fears

May 1, 2015 9:43 am | by USA Today | Comments

Denver city officials have temporarily barred the sale of approximately 60,000 marijuana plants. Why? The plants might have been contaminated by unapproved pesticides.


The Science of 'The Avengers'

May 1, 2015 9:37 am | by Reactions | Comments

Science fans, assemble: The new "Avengers" movie opens today! Reactions looks at the chemistry of the Avengers, including Tony Stark’s suit, Captain America’s shield and Black Widow’s super-fast healing.


Roubini: We're Not Going Back to $100/Barrel Oil

April 29, 2015 9:46 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Roubini Global Economics co-founder Nouriel Roubini discusses the "new normal" for oil prices for the next few years.



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