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GM gets $400 mln loan to revive Thai diesel-engine plant

January 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BANGKOK (Reuters) - General Motors Corp said on Friday it had secured a 13.5-billion-baht ($400 million) bank credit line from three Thai banks for reviving its earlier suspended diesel engine project and vehicle production expansion in Thailand.

RS Components - latest company news

January 28, 2010 8:28 pm | by Processingtalk | Comments

28 January 2010 - RS Components has officially re-opened the doors of its trade counter in Bow, East London.

NREL Wind Researcher Named IEEE Fellow

January 28, 2010 8:24 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Dr. Eduard Muljadi, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).

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Is iron from soil a factor in algal blooms?

January 28, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Queensland University of Technology ) A team of researchers from Queensland University of Technology is investigating the part that iron from Australia's iron-rich soil plays in the algal blooms that plague parts of the eastern coast line during summer.

Stem cell breakthrough: Bone marrow cells are the answer

January 28, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) Using cells from mice, scientists discovered a new strategy for making embryonic stem cell transplants less likely to be rejected by a recipient's immune system. This strategy, described in a research report appearing the...

Using magnetic toys as inspiration, researchers tease out structures of self-assembled clusters

January 28, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Harvard University ) In the January 29 issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.The answer...

Windows 7 Boosts Microsoft Profit

January 28, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Microsoft's quarterly profit jumped 60% as the software giant benefited from strong sales of computers running its new Windows 7.

Senators try to raise climate bill from ashes

January 28, 2010 11:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday.

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Solar startup teams up with battery maker

January 28, 2010 10:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar startup Suniva Inc said on Thursday it would partner with the U.S. unit of Japanese battery company GS Yuasa Corp to develop solar-powered energy storage systems.

New simulation tool could shorten manufacturing design process

January 28, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Researchers have demonstrated they were able to speed up SystemC based simulation by factors of 30 to 100 times that of previous performances. SystemC is often used to shorten manufacturing design cycles to improve the time it takes to bring a product to the marketplace.

EASTEC Leads Precision Manufacturing into Growth Mode

January 28, 2010 9:28 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., January 27, 2010 - Manufacturing is poised for a rebound as it shakes off the ill effects of the recession. EASTEC, the largest annual precision manufacturing event on the East Coast, promises to be the place that manufacturers flock to as they look to upgrade...

Oil demand has peaked in developed world: IEA

January 28, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil use in rich industrialized countries will never return to 2006 and 2007 levels because of more fuel efficiency and the use of alternatives, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

Uncorrelated activity in the brain

January 28, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Baylor College of Medicine ) Interconnected networks of neurons process information and give rise to perception by communicating with one another via small electrical impulses known as action potentials. In the past, scientists believed that adjacent neurons synchronized their...

U.S. senators look at options on climate bill

January 28, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate talks on a climate control bill were progressing with lawmakers looking at possible alternatives to the cap-and-trade plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, key U.S. senators told Reuters on Thursday.

Green investors should go geothermal, says VCH

January 28, 2010 7:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investors looking for fresh opportunities in the volatile renewable energy sector should look at stocks in the geothermal industry, a VCH Investment Group fund manager told Reuters on Thursday.

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