Archive: 03/12/2013

Dell rejects request for info leading to buyout

(AP)—Dell has rejected a request from a shareholder rights group seeking to review the internal information that led to the proposed $24.4 billion sale of the struggling personal computer maker.

dateMar 12, 2013 in Business
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Can fungi replace plastics?

Fungi, with the exception of shitake and certain other mushrooms, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread or dank-smelling mildew. But they really deserve more respect. Fungi have fantastic capabilities ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Materials Science
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Is there really any life 'out there'?

Mankind should not assume that it will definitely find life on alien planets according to a hypothesis being presented at the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, this week. Professor Charles Cockell, Director ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival, according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Environment
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Milestone for European navigation system

Galileo, Europe's rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS), passed a milestone Tuesday when it pinpointed its first-ever ground location, the European Space Agency said.

dateMar 12, 2013 in Telecom
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