Archive: 08/10/2012

Mercury pollution, still spreading

Humans have known about mercury’s toxicity since ancient times, when work in mines that extracted cinnabar — the blood-red, mercury-containing ore — was considered a death sentence.

dateAug 10, 2012 in Environment
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US drone to map ancient Peru ruins

Archeologists in Peru plan to use a US-made drone to survey ancient Andean ruins, in the latest civilian application of the unmanned aerial vehicles used to hunt militants in the world's war zones.

dateAug 10, 2012 in Engineering
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Chinese astronauts visit Hong Kong

Three astronauts from China's first manual space docking mission received a rowdy welcome from hundreds of flag-waving children as they arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for a four-day visit.

dateAug 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Mexico TV network seen winning in telecom dispute

(AP) — The administration of outgoing President Felipe Calderon is canceling telecom frequency concessions belonging to a potential rival of Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa, something analysts said Thursday appears ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Telecom
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US video game sales drop for 8th straight month

(AP) — U.S. retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories fell for the eighth straight month in July as the industry continued to look ahead toward the release of new equipment to cure its woes.

dateAug 10, 2012 in Business
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North American freshwater fishes race to extinction

North American freshwater fishes are going extinct at an alarming rate compared with other species, according to an article in the September issue of BioScience. The rate of extinctions increased noticeably after 1950, althou ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Ecology
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