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Receptor Variant Influences Dopamine Response To Alcohol

May 18, 2010 6:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ) Researchers showed that human subjects with the 118G variant of the mu-opioid receptor released dopamine from the ventrial striatum of the brain in response to alcohol, while those with the more common 118A variant of this...

Oil Spill Scrutiny Turns to Obama Administration

May 18, 2010 6:07 am | Comments

Federal officials will come under questioning for what the government did — or did not do — to prevent the oil spill, and how they have responded since oil started streaming into the Gulf last month.

Government To Lose $1.6B On Chrysler Loan

May 18, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Treasury officials said government had no plans to boost its stake in the new Chrysler to cover $1.6 billion loss on a loan made to the automaker in early 2009.

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China Expects Inflation To Rise

May 18, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Cabinet agency said inflation should rise slightly in May and June but overall increase in consumer prices for the first half should be just 2.5 percent over a year earlier.

Apple's iPhone Does Well Despite Better Competition

May 18, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

It's been three years since Apple unveiled the iPhone, and by now other phones do some things better, but Apple says it is selling more iPhones than ever.

Can GM Repay Gov't Loans?

May 18, 2010 5:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

After roaring back from bankruptcy to a quarterly profit, there are signs that GM is on track to sustain its income and repay billions of dollars in government aid.

Wholesale Prices Edge Down In April

May 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Labor Department said Tuesday that wholesale prices edged down 0.1 percent last month, the second decline in the past three months.

European recession slashed 2009 carbon emissions

May 18, 2010 3:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European recession last year slashed by 11.6 percent climate-warming emissions from heavy industry participating in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

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China's top wind blade maker eyes U.S. growth, IPO

May 18, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) May 18 - ZhongHang Huiteng Windpower Equipment Co, China's largest maker of wind turbine blades, has targeted growth abroad, primarily in the United States, as it positions itself for a planned IPO in Shanghai, a top executive told Reuters.

UK, Ireland set new flying zone to cut ash disruption

May 18, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano.

EU carbon up 1.2 percent, follows wider markets

May 18, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures rose on Tuesday, following a broader rise across energy markets, traders said.

U.S. to probe oil spill as containment fight picks up

May 18, 2010 1:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be in the political spotlight in Washington Tuesday as energy giant BP scrambled to contain crude spewing from its ruptured deep-water well.

Giant Wind Turbine Test Takes a Heavyweight

May 17, 2010 9:23 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

NREL's 2.5-megawatt dynamometer picks on a wind turbine its own size in largest U.S. drive-train test ever.

Oil sands risks like slow-motion oil spill: report

May 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Some environmental risks of Canada's oil sands are similar to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill "but playing out in slow motion," the co-author of a report warning investors of the ecological, financial and social risks of oil sands development said on Monday.

UK, Ireland set new flying zone, cut ash disruption

May 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano.

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