Archive: 19/03/2010

China says HP violated customer rights rules

China's product-quality watchdog said US computer maker Hewlett-Packard violated Chinese consumer rights rules, after an investigation into complaints about faulty laptops from dozens of customers.

dateMar 19, 2010 in Business
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New deep water ocean simulator available at SwRI

A new hyperbaric test chamber for items that require high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) testing is now available for use at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The deepwater ocean simulator is capable of attaining pressures ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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A blue gem for greener fuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sapphire, a brilliant blue gemstone most familiar in jewelry, may soon play an important part in making coal a cleaner fuel source.

dateMar 19, 2010 in Engineering
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All birds use the same navigation system

How do birds find their way when they fly? Scientists resolved this question a couple of years ago at DESY with the synchrotron radiation source DORIS III, when they discovered structures containing iron in the beaks of homing ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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