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Danaher, Cooper Form Joint Venture

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

Medical equipment maker Danaher Corp. and Cooper Industries have completed the formation of their joint venture to blend some of their tool manufacturing businesses.

Italian Farmers Protest Blue Mozzarella

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

Thousands of?farmers are massing at Italy's border with Austria to protest the importation of sub-quality foods claiming to be Italian following a 'blue' mozzarella scandal.

AP: Economic Stress Eases In May

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

Two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more Midwest manufacturing jobs and fewer home foreclosures in the Sun Belt, according to?AP analysis.


China's Geely Wins Approval To Buy Volvo

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

EU said it sees no antitrust problems with?Geely's $1.8 billion acquisition of Volvo Cars from Ford because the takeover won't give either company the power to damage rivals.

U.N. Sets Melamine Limit For Global Food Safety

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

An international food safety meeting set the first global limits for melamine contamination in...

Nokia To Sell Modem Unit For $200 Million

July 6, 2010 9:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Renesas will purchase Nokia's wireless modem business to develop advanced technologies for LTE and HSPA+.

Test Laboratory For Solar Technology In New Mexico

July 6, 2010 8:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) As part of a joint venture with the VDE Institute and the Canadian Standards Association Group, Fraunhofer has joined in laying the cornerstone for a new international test laboratory for photovoltaic modules. A city in one of the sunniest states in the...

Laser Pioneer Federico Capasso Awarded Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

July 6, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Harvard University ) Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, an...


Reversible Watermarking For Digital Images

July 6, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Inderscience Publishers ) Every picture tells a story, but how do you know that a digital photo has not been manipulated to change the tale being told? A new approach to adding an encrypted watermark to digital images allows the an image to be validated against a pass key,...

'Twitter-like' Technology Could Make Cities Safer

July 6, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) Instant feedback technology that allows the public to voice spontaneous opinions about their surroundings is being tested to help make cities safer.The "Voice Your View" technology has been developed by scientists from the...

UN Food Safety Meeting Sets Melamine Limit

July 6, 2010 8:17 am | Comments

An international food safety meeting set the first global limits for melamine contamination in food and infant formula, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Aux Sable Plant Secures New Offgas Feedstock Source

July 6, 2010 8:12 am | Comments

Shell will supply feestock to the Aux Sable Canada plant, originally designed to process offgas — waste or exhaust gas from chemical reactions — from the defunct BA Energy oilsands refinery upgrader.

BP May Need Two Relief Wells to Stop Leak

July 6, 2010 8:05 am | by HARRY R. WEBER & MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP says that the first relief well is on target to be completed by early August, with a backup well due for completion a few weeks later.

Somali Pirates Seize Chemical Tanker in Red Sea

July 6, 2010 7:49 am | Comments

The EU's anti-piracy task force says Somali pirates have hijacked a chemical tanker carrying lubricating oil in the Red Sea.

Westlake Chemical Raises $100M to Expand Facilities

July 6, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

Westlake Chemical Corp. said Tuesday it has raised $100 million to expand and refurbish its facilities in the Calcasieu and Ascension parishes in Lousiana.


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