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2009-12-07 17:29:00

QUINCY, Mass., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriant Technologies LLC (as successor to BioEnergy International), a leading biotech developer and manufacturer of renewable biochemicals, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to receive up to $50 million for its planned biobased Succinic Acid facility in Louisiana. Notably, among the 19 integrated biorefinery projects that won funding or loan guarantees, Myriant was the only award focused exclusively on biobased chemicals rather...

2009-06-04 12:03:02

Many Americans say they cannot afford critical prescription drugs, even with government help, low-cost generics and chain-store discounting. I take the ones I can afford and then trust in the Lord, Robert Brown, 60, who has heart disease and emphysema, tells The New York Times at a drugstore in Rocky Mount, N.C. National surveys find that as many as a third of U.S. respondents say they don't fill prescriptions doctors give them because of cost, up from about a fourth three years ago, the...

2008-12-12 15:03:46

A Russian businessman's attempt to cash in on the smiley face symbol was frowned upon by Russia's patent service Rospatent Friday. Rospatent rejected Oleg Teterin's claim that he could license the smiley face icon and demand royalties from its use, Novosti reported. Teterin registered the trademark for his mobile phone company Superphone, Russian Infocenter reported. But, the smiley does not identify the company and cannot be used as its trademark and cannot be registered as such, a Rospatent...

2008-09-02 00:00:17

By NICK HASTED Pop THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS Olympia LONDON *** From the balcony above, the 10,000 people at The Chemical Brothers' biggest ever gig look as if they're at a steamy rave, or the sort of 1960s happening the Olympia's cavernous space once attracted. The last time it was used as a venue a decade ago, the Brothers were at the cutting edge. Their big beat sound, matching breakbeats with cresting house keyboards, ruled the mid-1990s. Their great second album Dig Your Own Hole (1997)...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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