Archive: 12/13/2011

South Korean execs plead guilty to price-fixing

Three South Korean executives have pleaded guilty to rigging bids and fixing prices of optical disk drives and agreed to serve prison terms in the United States, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

dateDec 13, 2011 in Business
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Using many instruments to track a comet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 16 years of data observations, the Solar Heliophysics Observatory (SOHO) -- a joint European Space Agency and NASA mission –- made an unexpected claim for fame: the sighting of new comets at an alarming ...

dateDec 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Mexican farmers despair over record drought

Dust blows across once fertile fields in north Mexico, where the worst drought in 70 years has left thousands of cattle dead and destroyed more than two million acres (almost one million hectares) of crops.

dateDec 13, 2011 in Environment
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Life on Kosterhavet's seabed analyzed

Kosterhavet National Park was created to provide a haven for both protected species and nature lovers. Now researchers at the University of Gothenburg have analysed species living on the seabed (benthic species) ...

dateDec 13, 2011 in Ecology
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