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Ships Ready to Leave Leaky Well as Storm Brews

July 22, 2010 6:49 am | by COLLEEN LONG n HARRY WEBER, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Just days before the expected completion of a relief well designed to permanently throttle the free-flowing crude, the government's spill chief said Wednesday that work was suspended.

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China Hires Biotech Firm for Oil Clean Up

July 22, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

China is using oil-eating bacteria to help clean up the 1500 tons of oil that leaked into a harbor after two pipelines exploded.

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EPA's Ethanol Blend Wall Decision Looms

July 22, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

Will increasing the blend wall from 10 percent to 15 percent create new jobs or cause engine corrosion and higher food prices?

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How To Invert Wilden Pump Diaphragms

July 21, 2010 3:23 pm | by pumpsolutionsgroup | Comments

Brief tutorial on how to quickly and safely invert the diaphragms on a wilden pump.

Homemade Fusion Power

July 21, 2010 1:51 pm | Comments

Amateur physicist Mark Suppes built a nuclear fusion reactor in a warehouse in Brooklyn.

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Sierra Instruments: Precise Gas Mass Flow Control

July 15, 2010 12:25 pm | by chemdotinfo | Comments

Sierra Instruments introduces its Smart-Trak® 2 — a significant re-design of the Series 100 digital mass flowmeters and controllers (see video). The result of more than 5 years of user feedback, new features of the Smart-Trak® 2 add even more control, independence and flexibility. Sierra...

BP's New Containment Cap Leaking

July 15, 2010 5:52 am | Comments

Physics professor Michio Kaku says that a leak in the containment cap may not be problematic — a worse scenario is new leaks appearing in the pipeline when the containment cap is pressurized.

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FDA Can't Ensure Safety of Drugs from China

July 14, 2010 1:22 pm | Comments

The FDA struggles to effectively inspect Chinese drug facilities and doesn't have the authority to keep out unsafe drug shipments.

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The AC-DC Battle

July 14, 2010 12:20 pm | Comments

Thomas Edison went to great lengths to show that direct current was superior to alternating current — referred to as the "executioners current" due to it's use in electric chairs — championed by his rival George Westinghouse.

Introducing ENERGY STAR Portal

July 14, 2010 11:26 am | by energycap | Comments

ENERGY STAR Portal is a free, easy way to obtain a valuable ENERGY STAR building rating to get a quick indicator of your building's energy efficiency; show building occupants and customers that you're concerned about energy; and increase the value of commercial buildings.

Engineering Irresistable Food(2)

July 13, 2010 8:57 am | Comments

Food companies use combinations of salt, fat and sugar to make food taste better, stimulating us to eat more even if we're not hungry.

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Engineering Irresistable Food

July 13, 2010 8:33 am | Comments

Food companies use combinations of salt, fat and sugar to make food taste better, stimulating us to eat more even if we're not hungry.

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Food Safety in a Can

July 8, 2010 6:33 am | Comments

How workers at the biggest Heinz baked beans factory in the world ensure a safe shelf life for the 5 million cans that are produced there every day.

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BP's Relief Well So Close, Yet So Far

July 8, 2010 5:52 am | Comments

The relief well is within 20 feet of the blown out well bore, but the intricate nature of the operation means it could still be many weeks before the oil leak is stopped.

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Science Benefits From Bad Ideas

July 7, 2010 3:26 pm | by LabEquipment | Comments

Stanford marine biologist Steve Palumbi talks about how science benefits from good and bad ideas. Source: NSF Science News

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