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  • 15 airlines and carriers sign preliminary deals to use synthetic fuels

     
    Trying to wean the air industry off of petroleum jet fuel, 15 airlines and carriers signed preliminary deals to use synthetic fuels instead, the trade group Air Transport Assn. of America said today. Air Canada, American Airlines Corp., Atlas Air......
  • Fake blood, real benefits

     
    Blood drives may someday become a thing of the past. Scientific efforts to engineer artificial blood components took two big strides forward this week. On Monday, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Michigan published a study...
  • Art review: Greg Colson at Griffin

     
    In his latest show of paintings at Griffin, Greg Colson continues to mine the detritus of the information age with mixed results. Among the best examples are two large circular diagrams painted directly on the wall. Executed with the graphic......
  • Architecture review: The new U.S. Embassy in London

     
    : The architecture of American embassies has been stuck lately in a predictable tug-of-war between a desire to express openness and an obsession, in an age of terrorism, with security. The design for the new U.S. Embassy in London, released......
  • TTXGP North America electric motorcycle race announces competitors [updated]

     
    In 2009, a tiny island in the middle of the Irish Sea played host to something spectacular. The place was the Isle of Man. The event was the TTXGP, the world’s first zero-emissions, electric superbike race. For 2010, the TTXGP......
  • United first airline to test synthetic fuel

     
    From Earth 911 | United Airlines recently made the first commercial flight powered by synthetic fuel, using RenJet which is derived from natural gas. "This flight confirms our assumptions about how this fuel performs on a commercial aircraft and is the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Equipment used to build war bunkers being tested to fend off slick

     
    A basket-like piece of equipment typically filled with sand and used to build military bunkers in Iraq and Afghanistan is being tested along the pristine northern shore of Dauphin Island as the last line of defense against the encroaching gulf......
  • Art review: Cannon Hudson at Las Cienegas Projects

     
    Cannon Hudson makes paintings that think they’re sculptures and sculptures that think they’re paintings. A dozen fine recent works at Las Cienegas Projects establish a smart and quirky conversation between them. “Brain Room” is a square, waist-...
  • Going backwards

     
    Since 9/11, we now actually import more oil than we did before 9/11. It's insulting to common sense...Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) on ABC's "This Week" yesterday Following up on this assertion I found... Financier Michael Milken showed this slide during......
  • Slew of deals for Emeryville biotech firm Amyris

     
    Amyris Biotechnologies, an Emeryville-based synthetic fuel firm, has kept busy recently. The company, which filed for a $100-million initial public offering in April, seemed to spend the last week announcing a bevy of deals it had signed, most revolving...
  • California biofuel companies land on list of 30 'transformative technologies'

     
    Several California organizations earned positions on a list of innovative biofuel technologies released this week by Florida-based Biofuels Digest. Companies including Amyris Biotechnologies in Emeryville and Cobalt Technologies of Mountain View are among...
  • Volcano: Alaska Airlines Resuming Flights

    - Alaska Airlines says it's resuming flights to and from Alaska after ash clouds cleared from the most recent eruption of Mount Redoubt. Thirty-five flights were canceled through early Tuesday morning because of six eruptions from the volcano about 100...