Archive: 06/03/2013

Illegal logging 'ravaging DR Congo forests'

Multinational companies are profiting hand over fist from abusive forestry practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where illegal logging, mislabelled timber and false permits are widespread, according ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Environment
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Molecular switch for cheaper biofuel

Biofuel is often obtained from starchy plants - but this places fuel production in competition with food production. At the Vienna University of Technology, genetically modified mold fungi are created, which ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Europe set for record-breaking space launch

Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket, a wee launcher capable of hoisting a satellite payload of just 1.8 tonnes—the ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Europe needs to engage and invest in national R&D budgets

In June's edition of Physics World Portugal's former science and technology minister, José Mariano Gago, calls for more investment in, and engagement with, national science budgets in light of the European Union's (EU) s ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Other
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