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Shortages Hurt Sprint 4G

July 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Shortages of Sprint's 4G phone may limit sales as rivals get closer to launching their own 4G networks.

Rosetta triumphs at asteroid Lutetia

July 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Asteroid Lutetia has been revealed as a battered world of many craters. European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has returned the first close-up images of the asteroid showing it is most probably a primitive survivor from the violent birth of the Solar System.

Analysis: Implementing Mo. energy law proves tough

July 11, 2010 10:13 am | by CHRIS BLANK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Missouri voters in 2008 faced a relatively simple choice of deciding whether to require that more electricity be produced through renewable energy. But giving the people what they wanted has been a lot more complicated.The 2008 law requires investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy...


A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Terahertz Remote Sensing

July 11, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) A major breakthrough in remote wave sensing by a team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers opens the way for detecting hidden explosives, chemical, biological agents and illegal drugs from a distance of 20 meters.

NASA to fly into hurricane research this summer

July 11, 2010 6:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Three NASA aircraft will begin flights to study tropical cyclones on Aug. 15 during the agency's first major U.S.-based hurricane field campaign since 2001. The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will study the creation and rapid intensification of hurricanes....

New biofuels processing method for mobile facilities

July 11, 2010 6:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Chemical engineers have developed a new method to process agricultural waste and other biomass into biofuels, and they are proposing the creation of mobile processing plants that would rove the Midwest to produce the fuels.

French minister eager to speak to corruption probe

July 11, 2010 4:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

France's labor minister says he wants to speak with investigators soon to clear his name in a snowballing scandal that has destabilized President Nicolas Sarkozy's government.The Le Journal du Dimanche Sunday newspaper quoted Labor Minister Eric Woerth as saying he is "at the disposal of police...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Arrive In Sub-zero Arctic Seed Vault

July 11, 2010 2:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Burness Communications ) A new collection of some of North America's hottest foods -- an eclectic range of New World chili peppers -- were delivered to the cool Arctic Circle environs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week, where their exotic tongue-scorching qualities can be...


BP starts work to install new cap on gushing well

July 10, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/PORT SULPHUR, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc removed a containment cap from its stricken Gulf of Mexico oil well on Saturday in the first step toward installing a bigger cap to contain all the crude gushing into the sea and fouling the coast.

Senate hopeful Johnson discloses hefty portfolio

July 10, 2010 4:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sen. Russ Feingold's entire net worth is $440,000. Ron Johnson, one of his leading challengers, has six investments worth at least that much — each — along with a six-figure investment in oil giant BP.Johnson's investment portfolio, released Friday as part of a required disclosure report,...

Heavy metal rock set to take the stage

July 9, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

On its way to a 2014 rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, with NASA instruments aboard, will fly past asteroid Lutetia this Saturday, July 10. The instruments aboard Rosetta will record the first close-up image of a metal...

Saturn propellers reflect solar system origins

July 9, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn have stalked a new class of moons in the rings of Saturn that create distinctive propeller-shaped gaps in ring material. It marks the first time scientists have been able to track the orbits of individual objects in a debris disk. The...

Better barriers can help levees withstand wave erosion

July 9, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new barrier design could protect reservoir levees from the erosive forces of wind-driven waves, according new research. These findings could help lower the maintenance costs for constructed ponds in the lower Mississippi Delta where levee repairs can average $3 per foot -- and sometimes...

Tesla, Toyota sign memo of understanding

July 9, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday it signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp to develop electric vehicles.

BP set to install bigger cap on leaking Gulf well

July 9, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MALIBU, Calif./NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - BP was set on Friday to install a bigger cap that could contain almost all the oil leaking from its blownout Gulf of Mexico well, a top U.S. official said.


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