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Weather aids oil slick fight; current feared

May 4, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A flotilla of nearly 200 boats tackled a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, taking advantage of calm weather to intensify containment efforts while a scientist warned that a powerful current could carry the crude to Miami and points...

DNA barcoding exposes fake ferns in international plant trade

May 4, 2010 4:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

DNA testing of garden ferns sold at plant nurseries in North Carolina, Texas, and California has found that plants marketed as American natives may actually be exotic species from other parts of the globe.

Militant Attacks Against Shell Spilled 14,000 Tons of Crude

May 4, 2010 1:48 pm | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC faces regular attacks by Nigerian militants who have targeted pipelines, kidnapped petroleum company workers and fought government troops since 2006.

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EPA Forces PR to Upgrade 126 Wastewater Plants

May 4, 2010 1:35 pm | Comments

Puerto Rico's water utility must pay a $1 million civil penalty and upgrade 126 water treatment plants, including some that currently discharge untreated sludge into local waterways.

Honeywell's HTF7000 Engine Fleet Delivering 99.95 Percent Reliability After Five Years Of Service

May 4, 2010 1:24 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Gulfstream G250 Flight Test Engines Flying Embraer Legacy Engine Passes Primary Design Review EBACE, GENEVA, May 4, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced its HTF7000 engine fleet has surpassed the 700,000 fleet-hour milestone while delivering 99.95 percent reliability. More than...

Honeywell Receives Certification for Satellite Communications System on Dassault Falcon 7X Business Jet

May 4, 2010 1:24 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

High-Speed Data Enables Streaming for Laptop, Smartphone Use First Business Aviation Satellite Communication System to Provide Managed Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Capability EBACE, GENEVA, May 4, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the Honeywell MCS-7120 Satellite...

Cell phones could double as night vision devices

May 4, 2010 1:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Call it Nitelite: The newest app for cell phones might be night vision. An engineering researcher has crafted a nickel-sized imaging device that uses organic light-emitting diode technology similar to that found in cell phone or laptop screens for night vision. But unlike night vision...

Researchers Find Melanoma Not Caused By Early UVA Light Exposure

May 4, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center ) Early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model that previously made that connection, scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported May 4 in the online Early Edition...

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Comcast Launches Boston Wireless Data Service

May 4, 2010 1:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The High-Speed 2go service will compete with Verizon's LTE data service, which is testing in the Boston area.

ArvinMeritor 1Q Profit Climbs On Strong Sales

May 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Auto supplier said it made $13 million in first three months of this year thanks to strong sales in emerging markets and increased commercial sales in North America and Europe.

Reid Supply Launches New Catalog

May 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Michigan-based global distributor of industrial products revamped their full-color 2010-2011 catalog with new smart categorization.

Pentagon Sets Tanker Contract Start Date

May 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Bidders for major $35 billion tanker project must be ready to start the contract on Nov. 12, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

Feds Examine Apple Policy On Programming Tools

May 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Federal regulators to examine whether Apple?is violating antitrust rules by requiring software developers to use its programming tools to create applications for the iPhone and iPad.

Source Says GM To Build Baby Buick At Mich. Plant

May 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

General Motors' Buick brand will take step toward attracting younger buyers with a small crossover vehicle to be built at a Michigan factory, person briefed on the plan said.

Caution Required For Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up

May 4, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ) A Berkeley Lab bioremediation expert says extreme caution must be used in cleaning up the fragile Gulf Coast ecosystem in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oil is a biological product that can be degraded by microbes,...

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