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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...

Hurricane Alex spins past oil rigs toward Mexico

June 30, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PLAYA BAGDAD, Mexico (Reuters) - Alex strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and was due to hit the Mexican coast in a few hours, but it stayed clear of oil fields to the relief of crude markets.

Storm Hampers Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup

June 30, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Hurricane Alex disrupted cleanup efforts from the Gulf oil spill while a senior U.S. official said a relief well intended to plug BP's deep-sea well remained weeks from completion.


Guyana indigenous people charge land abuses

June 30, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GEORGETOWN (Reuters) - Guyana's indigenous people are accusing the government of snatching their traditional land through poor demarcation as the authorities try to benefit from a U.N. program to preserve the country's rainforests.

More proof that new planet and star are moving together

June 30, 2010 1:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A planet about eight times the mass of Jupiter has been confirmed to orbit a sun-like star that's some 300 times farther from its own star than Earth is from its sun. The newly confirmed planet is the least massive planet known to orbit at such a great distance from its host star.

Strong Attendance Expected at Canada's Major Manufacturing Event as Manufacturing Sales Continue to Rise

June 30, 2010 12:25 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

Toronto, Canada, June 28, 2010 — With a steady increase in manufacturing sales eight out of the last 10 months and a predicted upward trend, Canadian manufacturers are gearing up for better times ahead.

Judge Drops Age Lawsuit Against Boeing, Spirit

June 30, 2010 11:26 am | by | Comments

Federal judge tossed out age discrimination lawsuit against Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems filed in wake of Boeing's 2005 sale of commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Scientific Panel To Review Unintended Acceleration

June 30, 2010 11:26 am | by | Comments

Government's highway safety agency wants a scientific panel to help it learn whether electronics are to blame for vehicles suddenly accelerating in aftermath of Toyota's massive recalls.


Bobcat Plans To Hire 100 Workers

June 30, 2010 11:26 am | by | Comments

Maker of skid-steer loaders says move is due to an increased demand for products and the transition of production to Gwinner, N.D., after closing its plant in Bismarck in December.

International Paper Completes SCA Packaging Deal

June 30, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

Company said it completed its purchase of SCA Packaging for about $200 million in deal to strengthen its industrial packaging business in China.

WTO: Government Aid For Airbus Illegal

June 30, 2010 11:25 am | by | Comments

In key ruling over a long-running dispute, the World Trade Organization ruled that European governments gave planemaker Airbus illegal subsidies in its battle with U.S. rival Boeing.

NYPA seeks federal license for offshore wind farm

June 30, 2010 11:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Power Authority on Wednesday said it would apply with federal regulators for a lease to build one of the nation's first offshore wind power projects in the Atlantic Ocean, off Long Island.

New Standard For Designer, Sodium-free Salt Substitute In FCC Forum

June 30, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( US Pharmacopeia ) New standards for food ingredients such as a designer salt substitute that is sodium free and a revised standard for glycerin to include new tests to help guard against adulteration are among the latest proposed updates to the Food Chemicals Codex, an...

Sanofi To Buy TargeGen For Up To $560M

June 30, 2010 10:25 am | by | Comments

Drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis said it will buy privately held TargeGen Inc. for up to $560 million, gaining a pipeline of potential blood disorder products.

Vestas Gets Order For 139 Turbines

June 30, 2010 10:25 am | by | Comments

Denmark-based manufacturer of wind turbine components says it has an order for 139 turbines for a new wind farm on the eastern plains of Colorado.


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