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May 19, 2011 6:14 am | by Think Geek | Videos | Comments

Transforming the iPad to bring back the Atari classics.

Hot Rod Baby Buggy

May 19, 2011 6:11 am | by Let's Go Design | Videos | Comments

A project that’s cool, fast, and seriously innovative.

An Engineering Psychedelic Experience

May 19, 2011 6:10 am | by Kip Kay | Videos | Comments

Combining a lava lamp with a hookah for a groovy, good time.


Collin’s Lab: Homebrew Piezo

May 19, 2011 6:04 am | by Makezine | Videos | Comments

With just a few simple ingredients, piezoelectric materials can be turned into crystals overnights.

Whiskey Fuel

May 19, 2011 6:00 am | by This Week in Engineering | Videos | Comments

This week in engineering , sustainable energy from whiskey stills; one-way mirrors for sound; mass production of 3D transistors; robot vs. pirate; laser analysis of hair; and fire ants more like fabric.

Delta, Air France, partners to cut Europe flights

May 19, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Alitalia are cutting the number of flights they operate from the U.S. and Canada to Europe by seven to nine percent this fall due to higher fuel prices and an expected slowdown in demand.The partner airlines said they will make the cuts through the winter...

FAA: Controller caused close call at O'Hare

May 19, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration says an error by an air traffic controller caused a close call this week between two planes operating at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.The FAA says a Jetlink flight was cleared for takeoff Monday while a SkyWest Inc. flight was coming in for a...

Enzon stops study of colorectal cancer treatment

May 19, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enzon Pharmaceuticals will halt clinical work on a potential metastatic colorectal cancer treatment, the company said Thursday, to focus on treatments with "nearer-term commercial potential."The drugmaker said it will continue studying the compound, labeled PEG-SN38, in other programs,...


Rosie Perez sues producers of 'Law & Order: SVU'

May 19, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez is suing the producers of television's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," alleging she was injured during the filming of a 2009 episode in New York City.Perez says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that she was "recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked,...

Photos of the Day: The People's Car Project

May 19, 2011 5:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Design prototypes for "The People's Car Project" exhibition in Beijing, China earlier this month featured a fish-shaped car and other odd looking wheels.


3M CEO plans to sell a third of company stock

May 19, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A regulatory filing shows that 3M Co. chief executive George Buckley plans to sell almost one-third of his company stock, worth nearly $33 million.The prearranged plan would have Buckley sell about 350,000 shares of 3M common stock over the next two months. The shares were acquired through...

Thermo Fisher Scientific to buy Phadia for $3.5B

May 19, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific says it has agreed to pay about $3.5 billion in cash for the Swedish company Phadia, which makes blood test systems for allergy and auto-immune diseases.Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. expects the deal to be completed in the fourth quarter. It...

Ford to Build First Transmission Plant in China

May 19, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The factory in Chongqing in southwest China will be able to build 400,000 six-speed automatic transmissions. It will make them for Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Limited, the Chinese joint venture.

Boeing, Lufthansa Cargo Finalize Order for Five 777 Freighters

May 19, 2011 3:41 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lufthansa Cargo have finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters. The order is valued at $1.35 billion, based on Boeing list prices. The airplanes will help Lufthansa Cargo in its initiative to modernize and expand its fleet....

New Coolidge power plant up and running

May 19, 2011 2:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new power plant in Coolidge that can provide electricity for 575,000 average homes is now up and running.TransCanada Corporation says its $500 million Coolidge Generating Station came online earlier this month.The plant includes 12 natural gas-fired turbines and is designed to be able to...


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