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The Gulf Oil Spill: What 5,000 Barrels a Day Means

8 years ago from Live Science

If oil continues to ooze from the oil leak in the Gulf, things could look like Exxon Valdez pretty quickly.

Renewing America Competes Act

8 years ago from C&EN

Legislation: House committee clears bill to continue investment in science, innovation, and education.

iPhone Probe Prosecutors Defend Gizmodo Search

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

District Attorney's Office Decided Reporter Shield Laws Didn't Apply in Search, Seizure of Gadget Blog Editor's Home

HP's bargain, Palm's life raft

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s takeover of Palm Inc. shows that companies may be more interested than before in buying their way into the burgeoning global smartphone market, analysts say.

Military develops multi-purpose 'green' decontaminants for terrorist attack sites

8 years ago from Science Daily

Chemists with the United States military have developed a set of ultra-strength cleaners that could be used in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. The new formulas are tough enough...

Gordon Brown says he understands concern about immigration

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

The British prime minister speaks a day after apologizing for calling a woman "bigoted." He faces rivals Thursday in a final televised election debate. ...

Organic snackers underestimate calories, study shows

8 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers show that "organic" labels on snack foods can lead people to underestimate the number of calories in their snacks by up to 40%.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist likely to run as independent

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Sources say he’ll announce Thursday his plan to seek a U.S. Senate seat outside the GOP. ...

Hugo Chavez In 140 Characters?

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Venezuela's Loquacious Leader Tries Terse Twitter to Counter Opponents

Brightkite expands to Canada with texting app

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Brightkite Inc. said Wednesday it's expanding into Canada, making available its free location-based social networking service.

Filipino coal-fired power plant goes ahead

8 years ago from UPI

MANILA, Philippines, April 28 (UPI) -- State-owned Philippines National Oil Company Exploration Corp. is to build a $111.5 million coal-fired power plant in Isabela.

FDA urges industry to prevent cargo thefts

8 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to medical firms Wednesday, expressing concern about cargo and warehouse thefts of FDA-regulated products.

Technology stars top ranking of brand value

8 years ago from Physorg

Google was crowned the world's most valuable brand on Wednesday by a research firm that found technology firms dominate when it comes to how much a name is worth in...

Telus offers 3rd Android-powered device

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Telus Corp. is now offering its third smartphone that runs Google's Android operating system.

Nigeria to privatize power companies

8 years ago from UPI

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 28 (UPI) -- Nigeria's government is preparing to privatize three of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria's successor companies by the end of the year.

Developing world will produce double the e-waste of developed countries by 2016, study predicts

8 years ago from Science Daily

Developing countries will be producing at least twice as much electronic waste (e-waste) as developed countries within the next 6-8 years, according to a new study. It foresees in 2030...

AOL 1Q profit slumps as ads, subscriptions wane

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Very little went right for AOL Inc. in the first quarter as it cut way back on staff and tried to refocus its business. The Internet company...

Apple may debut new iPhone at June conference

8 years ago from Physorg

Apple is expected to formally debut its next-generation iPhone at a developers conference slated for the second week of June.

Washington moves to protect rockfish

8 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, April 28 (UPI) -- Plummeting populations in Washington's Puget Sound have prompted officials to protect three varieties of rockfish.

Cybersecurity: How safe are your data?

8 years ago from News @ Nature

Many scientists want to keep their data and resources free; cybersecurity specialists want them under lock and key. Jeffrey Perkel reports.

Microsoft, Apple Rivalry Heating Up

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Microsoft Takes Sides With HTC In Fight With Apple Over IPhone Patents

Sustainable biofuels from forests, grasslands and rangelands

8 years ago from Physorg

The promise of switchgrass, the challenges for forests and the costs of corn-based ethanol production: Ecological scientists review the many factors surrounding biofuel crop production and its implications on ecosystem...

FDA seeks input on package, shelf labeling

8 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked for public comments Wednesday about front-of-package nutrition labeling and on-shelf retail store tags.

No single cause for mass die off of honey bees: OIE

8 years ago from Physorg

The huge die off of bees worldwide, a major threat to crops depending on the honey-making insects for pollination, is not due to any one single factor, the World Organisation...

Researchers produce first Iraqi-to-English speech-to-speech translation app

8 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at Jibbigo LLC and Carnegie Mellon University's International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT) have developed a new application for Apple's iPhone 3GS that performs speech-to-speech and speech-to-text translation...

Making digital personal: Bringing jewellery into the technological age

8 years ago from Science Daily

Dr Jayne Wallace is a jewellery designer with a difference - she works with individuals (her latest projects include working with Shetland fishermen and a couple with dementia) to create...

SBU Dean of the School of Marine Sciences Appointed NSF Director, Division of Ocean Sciences

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Dr. David O. Conover, Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, has accepted a position as the Director of the Division of Ocean...

Lawsuit Highlights Disclosure Issues in Adoptions

8 years ago from NY Times Health

A couple who adopted a boy from Russia says the adoption agency failed to reveal the extent of his impairment.