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Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

May 9, 2012 9:17 am | News | Comments

A detailed description of development of the first practical artificial leaf — a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process, photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy — appears in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research.

Nissan Breaks Ground On Engine Plant

May 9, 2012 8:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan breaks ground Wednesday on an engine plant in Decherd, Tenn.

Russian plane with 50 aboard missing in Indonesia

May 9, 2012 8:50 am | by ALI KOTARUMALOS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new Russian-made civilian plane carrying 50 people went missing in Indonesia while flying over mountains Wednesday during a demonstration flight for potential buyers and journalists, officials said.Search and rescue teams were heading to the area just south of the capital, said Bambang Ervan,...

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ICANN targets May 22 to resume name expansion

May 9, 2012 8:50 am | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The organization overseeing a major expansion of Internet address suffixes hopes to resume taking proposals on May 22 following a technical glitch that shut down its computer system for weeks.Last month, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers abruptly shut down a system for...

Bomb threat halts 2 Southwest Airlines flights

May 9, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Southwest Airlines Co. flights with ties to Phoenix and Orange County's John Wayne Airport were grounded Tuesday night following a threatening phone call, authorities said.Both planes were cleared later in the evening.The threat was made while Flight 1184 was en route to Phoenix from Orange...

Czech CEZ looks for partner to build nuclear blocs

May 9, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A state-run utility in the Czech Republic says it is considering joining forces with a strategic partner in a multibillion-dollar project to build two more nuclear reactors at a power station.CEZ says more than 10 energy companies, mostly from Europe, seem to be among potential partners to help...

Portable Diagnostics Designed to Be Shaken, Not Stirred

May 9, 2012 7:12 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid.

Orangutans at Miami Zoo Use iPads to Communicate

May 9, 2012 6:54 am | by DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games, and expand their vocabulary. Their family's teenagers also like the hand-held computer tablets, too, but the clan's elders show no interest.

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GM reviewing French site for possible sale

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it's considering the sale of its transmission operations site in northeast France that employs about 1,000 people.The U.S. automaker says it's looking at internal and external options for the site in Strasbourg that includes looking for a potential buyer that would use and...

Rapid City embroiled in court battle over pipe

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rapid City is becoming embroiled in court disputes over allegedly defective steel pipe used in a $3.7 million water project.The City Council has authorized city staff to file a countersuit against general contractor Highmark Inc. of Rapid City and a third-party complaint against Northwest Pipe...

Hobbs, NM, Picked as Site of Scientific Ghost Town

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

A scientific ghost town in the heart of southeastern New Mexico oil and gas country will hum with the latest next-generation technology — but no people.

Seth Meyers thinks NYC mayor's Spanish is funny

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Saturday Night Live" actor Seth Meyers apparently thinks New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Spanish is pretty funny.Meyers appeared with the mayor on the "SNL" stage on Tuesday for an announcement about the city's media and entertainment industry.When Bloomberg repeated his main points in...

Air Force Whistle-Blowers to Get Protection

May 9, 2012 5:50 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

There will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent "60 Minutes" television interview, the Air Force said Tuesday.Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, assistant secretary of the Air Force for...

Ford Adds VA to Windstar Minivan Recall

May 9, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has added 27,000 Windstar minivans from Virginia to a larger recall because the rear axles can crack and fail.The vans are now part of an August 2010 recall of more than 600,000 Windstars in the U.S. in Canada from the 1998 through 2003 model years.Ford said at the time that the...

Occidental unit to buy ex-naval station in Texas

May 9, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of oil producer Occidental Petroleum Corp. has reached an $82 million deal to buy the South Texas site of former Naval Station Ingleside.Port of Corpus Christi commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with Oxy Ingleside Property Holdings for 815 acres.The Corpus Christi Caller-Times...

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