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US regulators approve new South Carolina nukes

March 30, 2012 10:50 am | by BRUCE SMITH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have approved plans to build two new nuclear reactors to generate electricity in South Carolina.The project is only the second to receive federal approval in a generation. Last month, the NRC voted to issue a permit to Atlanta-based Southern Co. to build and operate two new...

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March 30, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

4thQtrYearAgoRevenue$16,630,000$16,080,000Net Loss$1,700,000c$651,000Per Shared$4.89c$1.62

Techcon Enhances TS5440 Series Microshot Needle Valve

March 30, 2012 10:49 am | by Techcon Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Techcon Systems has enhanced the performance of its high-precision TS5440 Series Microshot Needle Valve to reduce maintenance costs and widen the application range.

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UCLA Engineers Use Electricity to Generate Alternative Fuel

March 30, 2012 10:11 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Imagine being able to use electricity to power your car — even if it's not an electric vehicle.

US: Tobacco companies must report ingredients

March 30, 2012 9:50 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco industry.The preliminary guidance issued Friday by the Food and Drug Administration marks the first...

FDA: tobacco companies must report chemicals

March 30, 2012 9:50 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco industry.The preliminary guidance issued Friday by the Food and Drug Administration marks the first...

Georgia Power files request to drop fuel rates

March 30, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Georgia Power has filed a request with state regulators to reduce fuel rates by 19 percent and total annual billings by about $567 million.The Southern Co. unit said it filed the request on Friday with the Georgia Public Service Commission.The change would mean that power bills would decrease...

Gospel duo Mary Mary debuts reality show on WEtv

March 30, 2012 9:50 am | by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

If you thought a Mary Mary reality show would focus on gospel songs and Bible study, think again.There's plenty of raised voices, hurt feelings and snide comments on the gospel duo's self-titled WEtv series, which debuted this week. While the craziness doesn't rise to the level of an episode of...

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US regulators approve new SCE & G nuke reactors

March 30, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have approved plans to build two new nuclear reactors to generate electricity in South Carolina.During a brief meeting in Washington on Friday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted to allow South Carolina Electric & Gas to build two 1,100-megawatt reactors at the V.C....

This Robotic Hand Uses Tact

March 30, 2012 8:54 am | by Saarland University | News | Comments

It may be difficult to imagine, but pouring juice into a plastic cup can be a great challenge to a robot.

Math Software Usability Reaches New Heights with Maple 1

March 30, 2012 8:53 am | by Maplesoft | Maplesoft | Product Releases | Comments

Maplesoft has announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple, the technical computing software for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.

FDA: tobacco companies must report ingredients

March 30, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tobacco companies will be required to report levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products, under the latest rules designed to tighten restrictions on the tobacco industry.The preliminary rule from the Food and Drug Administration marks the first time tobacco makers...

Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices

March 30, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Micron says it has settled a lawsuit filed by Oracle that alleges the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips.The 2010 lawsuit claimed that Micron and the other companies conspired to raise prices from 1998 through 2002 in violation of federal and...

Toyota raises prices on 5 models

March 30, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it is raising prices on five Toyota and Scion models by up to 1.5 percent.Affected models include the Camry sedan, Prius v gas-electric hybrid, Highlander hybrid SUV, Tacoma pickup and Scion tC small car.Toyota says the increases are due to overall business conditions but wouldn't...

ImmunoGen, Genentech cancer drug meets study goal

March 30, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ImmunoGen Inc. and Genentech say that their experimental breast cancer treatment, which combines the drug Herceptin with a cell-killing agent, worked in a late-stage clinical trial.The companies said trastuzumab emtansine, or T-DM1, was more effective than a regimen including the drug Xeloda at...

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