Archive: 08/10/2011

Bird song-sharing like verbal sparring

While singing the same songs as your neighbours may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Samsung appeals Europe tablet sale ban

Samsung said Wednesday it would appeal a German court ruling banning the sale in Europe of its new digital tablet device following a complaint by its US rival Apple.

dateAug 10, 2011 in Business
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Paper money worldwide contains bisphenol A

The cash register receipts that people place near paper money in billfolds, purses, and pockets has led to a worldwide contamination of paper money with bisphenol A (BPA) — a potentially toxic substance ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Environment
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China releases 600 million wasps to combat moths

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chinese forestry officials have released some 600 million parasitic insects into the north China city of Baoding to combat the spread of the American White Moth that has been (in their caterpillar stage) ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Ecology report
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HARPS tunes in on 'noisy' planets

Able to achieve an astounding precision of 0.97 m/s (3.5 km/h), with an effective precision of the order of 30 cms-1, the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) echelle spectrograph has already ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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