Archive: 01/11/2013

FAA to review of Boeing 787, but calls plane safe

(AP)—The U.S. government stepped in Friday to assure the public that Boeing's new 787 "Dreamliner" is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak ...

Jan 11, 2013
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Biden voices interest in new technology for guns

Vice President Joe Biden says he's interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it. He says evidence shows such technology may have curtailed ...

Jan 11, 2013
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EU raps Daimler over new coolant rules

The EU cautioned German auto giant Daimler Friday it must upgrade the air conditioning coolant used in its new models to meet greenhouse gas emission targets if they are to be cleared for sale.

Jan 11, 2013
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Six million people help global garbage clean-up

More than six million volunteers from 96 countries collected an unprecedented 100,000 tonnes of garbage last year as part of a global, web-driven clean-up campaign, cyber-environmentalists said Friday.

Jan 11, 2013
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Clamorous city blackbirds

(Phys.org)—Animals have developed a variety of strategies for dealing with increasing noise pollution in their habitats. It is known, for example, that many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate ...

Jan 11, 2013
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Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered

(Phys.org)—Peering deep into the dim edges of a distorted pinwheel galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), astronomers at Case Western Reserve University and their colleagues have discovered a faint dwarf ...

Jan 11, 2013
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