Archive: 11/15/2013

NATO puts its faith in new high-tech HQ

Looking to a new role, NATO is pressing ahead with a high-tech, high-security headquarters to replace the supposedly temporary residence it ended up having to use for 50 years.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Internet
shares0 comments 0

US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile

The United States has destroyed six tons of confiscated elephant ivory, in a move wildlife groups hailed as a bold message to criminal traffickers that the ivory is worthless.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Ecology
shares0 comments 24

How teens choose their friends

It's a common perception portrayed in movies from "The Breakfast Club" to "Mean Girls." Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
shares0 comments 0

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 ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Telecom
shares0 comments 0

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
shares0 comments 0

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
shares0 comments 0

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. ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 0