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Oil catcher dome hits snag near leak site: BP exec

May 8, 2010 12:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ROBERT, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc hit a snag in its efforts to lower a giant containment dome to trap oil from a blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well on the sea floor that could take two days to troubleshoot, a BP executive said on Saturday.

Magnetic fields drive drug-loaded nanoparticles to reduce blood vessel blockages in an animal study

May 7, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Scientists and engineers have used uniform magnetic fields to drive iron-bearing nanoparticles to metal stents in injured blood vessels, where the particles deliver a drug payload that successfully prevents blockages in those vessels. In this animal study, the novel technique achieved...

Honeywell, GreenFiber To Partner On Enovate™PRO Contractor Program

May 7, 2010 8:26 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

GreenFiber to distribute new line of Honeywell weatherization products, work together to identify and develop contractors for Honeywell program MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 6, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a strategic partnership with US GreenFiber LLC, the largest...

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Panasonic Redirects Its Energy

May 7, 2010 8:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Panasonic announced plans to invest more on rechargeable batteries, solar panels and other green energy products over the next three years while scaling back capital spending for television and other home electronics.

Massive dome lowered at site of huge U.S. oil spill

May 7, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ROBERT, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc engineers using undersea robots maneuvered a massive metal chamber to fit over a gushing ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday in their best chance yet to contain a leak that threatens an environmental catastrophe on U.S. shores.

National Grid unit to buy power from Cape Wind

May 7, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a landmark move that should help the first major U.S. offshore wind farm gain financing, a unit of UK-based National Grid agreed to buy power from the $1 billion Cape Wind project, which has won approval after a nine year struggle.

Engineers diagnosing Voyager 2 data system

May 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of returning data. Preliminary engineering data received on May 1 show the spacecraft is basically healthy, and that...

Envisat captures renewed volcanic activity

May 7, 2010 1:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

New eruptions from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic. The brownish plume, traveling east and then south, is clearly visible in stark contrast to white clouds framing this Envisat image from May 6.

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Nokia Files Another Complaint Against Apple

May 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Finnish cell phone maker said it has extended its patent-infringement claims against Apple to include the new iPad.

GM Canada Retiree Sues Over Benefits

May 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ontario man is launching a potential class-action lawsuit against the automaker on behalf of himself and 3,500 other retired white-collar employees for rolling back their benefits.

Gov't Cracks Down On Counterfeit Network Equipment

May 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

U.S. government says it has won 30 felony convictions and seized $143 million worth of counterfeit network computer equipment manufactured in China.

Pilgrim?s Pride Reopens Idled Chicken Plant

May 7, 2010 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride plans to re-open its chicken processing plant in Douglas, Ga., by January 2011, putting more than 1,000 people back to work.

Food Company Recalls Lettuce Over E. Coli Outbreak

May 7, 2010 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Freshway Foods said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold in 23 states under Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands because of a...

Secretary Chu Announces up to $62 Million for Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development

May 7, 2010 12:28 pm | by US Department of Energy | Comments

Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selections of projects for investment of up to $62 million over five years to research, develop, and demonstrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems capable of providing low-cost electrical power.

Coral and global warming: Diversity in some coral populations may affect their survival

May 7, 2010 12:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Diversity in some coral populations may significantly influence their response to extreme temperature disturbances -- such as those predicted from climate warming. A team demonstrated natural selection acting on the species of algae living within corals may determine survival in extreme...

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