Archive: 15/11/2013

South Africa cemeteries to microchip tombstones

(AP)—Amid a rash of tombstone thefts from cemeteries in Johannesburg, a company will be offering relatives of the deceased a high-tech solution: microchips that can be inserted into the memorial that will sound an alarm ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Telecom
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Success of climate talks vital for 2 C target

This is shown by the first comprehensive multi-model-based assessment of so-called Durban Platform scenarios, conducted by a team of international scientists led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Environment
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Retailers take on Silicon Valley

(AP)—Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Business
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Tasmania home to first alpine sword-sedge

Researchers from the University of New England (Australia) and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney (Australia), have discovered a high-altitude species of sedge from south-western Tasmania. A small clumping ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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