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Ancient Lake Delta Found On Mars
2011-09-02 11:36:31

  The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday that it has discovered a crater on Mars that was once filled by a lake. NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft was first to identify the lake.  ESA said this delta structure is characteristic of the presence of a lake in the crater. The delta is an ancient fan-shaped deposit of dark sediments that is laid down in water, according to the space agency. The extinct lake is in the 40-mile-diameter Eberswalde crater that formed...

2011-08-04 06:32:00

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced second quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $2.5 billion, or $1.54 per fully diluted share. In the second quarter of 2010, GM's net income attributable to common stockholders was $1.3 billion, or 85 cents per fully diluted share. A press release and financial highlights are available on the company's Investor Relations website in the Earnings Releases section, as well as on GM's...

2011-08-02 09:45:00

DETROIT, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- July retail sales rise 6 percent year over year, and up 1 percent versus June Chevrolet Cruze records fourth-straight month of sales over 20,000 Crossover retail sales rise 17 percent led by Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain Large pickups: total sales up 2 percent and retail sales rise 5 percent versus June Driven by continued strong demand for the company's lineup of fuel-efficient cars and crossovers, and by improving full-size pickup truck...

2011-07-12 13:00:00

DETROIT, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Powertrain plants in Ohio and Indiana that make transmissions for Buick and Chevrolet models with eAssist fuel-saving technology will get the bulk of a $129 million investment GM announced Tuesday. The money is part of $2 billion being invested in 17 facilities in eight states over the next 18 months and will create or retain 4,000 jobs. For plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Bedford, Ind., it is a second helping of investment since May,...

2011-07-07 13:00:00

DETROIT, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors' efforts to eliminate the shipment of plant waste to landfills is spreading to its non-manufacturing sites, 10 of which now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations. "Our non-manufacturing facilities see the importance of being waste-reduction leaders, and they know their customers value it as well," said John Bradburn, manager of GM's waste-reduction efforts. "Being landfill-free has become a point of...

2011-06-10 11:23:00

DEFIANCE, Ohio, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors intends to invest $47 million in its Defiance powertrain plant to purchase tooling and equipment to increase volume of components for the fuel-efficient Ecotec 1.4L engine and the next generation of small block car and truck engines. "This investment reflects the growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Volt and the all-new Sonic," GM Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones said Friday. "The products...

2011-06-08 11:56:00

BEDFORD, Ind., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors will invest $49 million to purchase tooling and equipment for the Bedford powertrain plant to produce components for a recently announced 8-speed transmission and a future small engine program. The investment will create or retain 91 jobs. "The all-new 8-speed transmission will improve fuel economy in a number of future vehicles," GM Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones said Wednesday. "And, the new gasoline engine, which will...

2011-06-01 09:45:00

DETROIT, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet Cruze retail sales surge 150 percent Combined GMC Terrain, Chevrolet Equinox retail sales rise 58 percent Buick and GMC retail sales rise for 20th successive month Cadillac retail sales up 16th month in a row; Chevrolet's up for 9th consecutive month General Motors dealers in the United States reported 221,192 total sales in May, including a 9 percent increase in retail sales compared to May 2010. Retail sales for GM's brands were again...

2011-05-19 12:00:00

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When production of the fuel-efficient 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano begin this fall, 40 percent of the energy to power the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant where they are built will come from burning landfill gas created nearby. The use of the landfill gas, which saves GM $1.1 million a year in energy costs, also cuts the amount of greenhouse gases, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides released in the air. During most of the...

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2011-05-16 09:40:00

What locations would you go see if you had a chance to visit the surface of Mars? This is the question that researchers have been pondering for several years and now the landing sites have been narrowed down to four choices from an original list of 60 sites, according to several sources. After a two-year delay, the next robotic rover to roam the surface of Mars is set to launch in November, The rover Curiosity, part of the Mars Science Laboratory Program, is the size of a small car and will...


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Holden
2014-06-18 08:33:12

Holden is the shortened name for GM Holden LTD located in Australia. It is an automaker that began in 1856 as a manufacturer of saddles and entered into automobile manufacturing in 1908. In 1931 the company became a subsidiary of GM and was named GM Holden LTD. In 1998 the name was changed to Holden LTD and adopted the name Holden in 2005. On December 11, 2013, Holden announced they will cease production at the end of 2017. Holden produces GM vehicles in Australia along with other brand...

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