Archive: 11/12/2013

Mauritania 'warns of locust plague'

Mauritania said on Tuesday it had sent exterminators to the north to fight a plague of locusts swarming over the desert which could devastate the west African nation, local media said.

Nov 12, 2013
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A nano-sized sponge made of electrons

A new chapter has been opened in our understanding of the chemical activity of nanoparticles says a team of international scientists. Using the X-ray beams of the European Synchrotron ESRF they showed that ...

Nov 12, 2013
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The secret of short stems

The normal height to which plants grow is a critical trait. In the wild Arabidopsis thaliana uses the same genetic changes in the biosynthesis of the growth factor gibberellin to cut its size in half as fo ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Flush with cash, Vodafone eyes investment

With a cash infusion coming soon from the sale of its U.S. business, British cellphone company Vodafone on Tuesday shot down speculation it might go "shopping" for new acquisitions, saying it would focus on investing in its ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Amazon fills its video cart with two new comedies

There's a new kid on the block at Culver Studios. Inside a towering soundstage, just around the corner from where such television comedies as TBS' "Cougar Town" and Showtime's "Episodes" have been filmed, ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Android smartphones dominate, Windows gains

Google's Android platform was used on four out of five smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter, while Microsoft's Windows Phone showed strong gains, said a survey out Tuesday.

Nov 12, 2013
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