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hydrocarbons

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Plants-to-hydrocarbons company Virent Energy lands funding

Second round brings $21 million to commercialize process for converting biomass to liquid fuels.

By Sep. 6, 2007

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Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

NASA has created a recipe for the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and found that it has an "aromatic character".

By Jun. 16, 2014

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150 reasons why bacon smells so good

Why oh why do those salty fried strips have such a hypnotic power over us? Scientists from the American Chemical Society are all over it.

By May. 27, 2014

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15 space organizations join hunt for missing Malaysian jet

China activates an international charter started in 1999 to aggregate global space data from satellites in an effort to locate Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370.

By Mar. 12, 2014

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Tobacco farms--a vehicle for growing fuel?

Aiming for a breakthrough in biofuel production, Berkeley National Lab project seeks to tweak tobacco plants with hydrocarbon-producing properties of algae and cyanobacteria.

By Feb. 27, 2012

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Unmanned robot to troll Gulf oil spill for data

iRobot says its Seaglider, an unmanned underwater vehicle, will be used to track the presence of oil droplets from the BP oil spill in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

By May. 25, 2010

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Sugar cane diesel, gas, and jet fuel coming from Amyris

Sugar cane is mostly used for ethanol today, but Amyris says it will be a feedstock for more powerful fuels by 2010.

By Apr. 23, 2008

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2012 Buick LaCrosse, with eAssist, to start at $29,960

General Motors announced that the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist will be priced starting at $29,960 before an $860 destination charge.

By Jun. 8, 2011

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Buick offers better fuel economy with direct injection

New Buick models with direct injection engines offer "beefy" performance and better fuel efficiency.

By Jun. 3, 2011

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Fill 'er up with plastic? Waste turned into oil

Startup Agilyx raises $25 million to finance four planned plants that will take post-recycling plastic and convert it into synthetic crude oil.

By Dec. 20, 2011