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Photo Of The Day: I Heart Cucumbers

July 15, 2011 4:11 am | News | Comments

Sevilla soccer shirt lends support to farmers of Spanish cucumbers which were initially blamed for a deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany.


Did We Really Kill The Electric Car?

July 15, 2011 3:55 am | by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Regardless of your personal feelings about electric vehicle technology, Tesla Motors still serves as a success story in my book.

One black LED package, two beam angles, five colors - Osram Opto Semiconductors adds to its TopLED Black Series portfolio

July 15, 2011 12:49 am | by Siemens AG | News | Comments

The small powerful LEDs in black packages are now available not only in red and yellow but also in blue, green and orange. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has added three colors to its TopLED Black Series 60° beam angle portfolio and now offers all five colors with a 30° beam angle. "This means...


Broader product range, improved quality, increased yield: Siemens VAI modernizes hot-rolling mill at Hoesch Hohenlimburg, Germany

July 15, 2011 12:48 am | by Siemens AG | News | Comments

Siemens received a contract from the steel strip producer Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, to modernize the medium-wide-strip hot-rolling mill at the company's Hagen location. In the course of the project, five rolling stands will be completely...

Semiconductor nanowire laser technology that could potentially do everything from kill viruses to increase storage capacity of DVDs(2)

July 14, 2011 8:49 pm | by Nanotechnology Today | News | Comments

University of California, Riverside engineering professor leads team that has discovered new semiconductor nanowire laser technologyRIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- A team led by a professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has made a discovery in...

EPA Update on Yellowstone River Oil Spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 14, 2011 (MT)

July 14, 2011 4:48 pm | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

EPA Update on Yellowstone River Oil Spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 14, 2011 Shoreline teams move downriver, cleanup and sampling continue Matthew Allen, (720) 237-7414; Libby Faulk, (406) 351-9014 (Billings, Mont --, July 14, 2011) The U.S

Reviewing Regulations from Independent Agencies

July 14, 2011 1:48 pm | by Shopfloor | News | Comments

On Monday, President Obama ordered independent regulatory agencies to promote the goals of Executive Order 13563 related to cost-benefit analysisRead the Rest...


2nd Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Ready for Launch from Cape Canaveral

July 14, 2011 12:46 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

GPS IIF-2 scheduled for launch on July 15

Cheshire, Conn. Company Faces Fine for Environmental Reporting Violations? (CT)

July 14, 2011 11:48 am | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

(Boston, Mass. – July 14, 2011) – A Cheshire, Conn., company that makes metal parts for the aerospace industry faces a fine of up to $175,739 for charges by EPA that it violated federal clean air and right-to-know laws

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Two Additional Boeing 737-800s to Pegasus

July 14, 2011 11:47 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DUBAI, U.A.E., July 14, 2011 – GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing unit of GE, announced delivery of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft leased to Pegasus Airlines under a purchase-and-leaseback transaction.

Producer Pricing Pressures Ease in June

July 14, 2011 10:47 am | by Shopfloor | News | Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that the Producer Price Index (PPI) fell 0.4 percent in June, aRead the Rest...

Mont. Tech Company Could Help The Blind See

July 14, 2011 10:00 am | by Lynette Hintze, Associated Press | News | Comments

WaveForm is an industry leader in developing refractive "wavefront" technology to optimize vision through improved eyeglass and contact lens technology.


Northbridge, Mass. Foam Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Air Emissions and Pay A $127,500 Penalty to Settle Clean Air Violations (MA)

July 14, 2011 9:49 am | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

(Boston - July 14, 2011) A Northbridge, Mass

Ford Goes Extreme with Launch of Octane Academy & ndash; Builds on Most Comprehensive Action Sports Program

July 14, 2011 9:47 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Ford is taking action sports to the extreme with the launch of Octane Academy, a new consumer-focused program aimed at a younger, more diverse generation of action sports and race enthusiasts.

Ford Action Motorsports Program Carries 'Fun to Drive' Message to Millennial Enthusiasts

July 14, 2011 9:47 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

As a way to reach younger consumers and ignite their passion for its vehicles, Ford Motor Company is expanding its motorsports programs to encompass action sports, one of the most viewed sporting events today.

Body Found At Medicis CEO's Mansion

July 14, 2011 9:01 am | News | Comments

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based pharmaceutical company saw its shares decline after police said the scene "showed suspicious circumstances."


Latest Economic Data Show Mixed Future

July 14, 2011 8:48 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber and Derek Kravitz, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

Economists are forecasting a pick-up in growth in the second half of the year, but the latest data revealed only faint signs of a turnaround.


New Energy Star Initiative Recognizes Cutting-Edge Products with Highest Energy Efficiency / “Most Efficient” designation will help shoppers reduce their energy bills, provide...

July 14, 2011 8:48 am | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today are announcing for the first time products recognized as the most energy-efficient in their categories among those that have earned the Energy Star label

GE Healthcare to Form Coalition Targeting Neurodegenerative Diseases

July 14, 2011 8:47 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Chalfont St Giles, UK — July 14, 2011 — Today GE Healthcare announced a new initiative called MIND — Making an Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases — which aims to assist physicians in improving the detection, diagnosis and management of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and...


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