Archive: 04/20/2012

Mission to map 10 million species in 50 years

An incredible 18,000 new plant and animal species are discovered each year. But this number is dwarfed by the estimated 10 million more species yet to be discovered. It sounds like an impossible task, but ...

Apr 20, 2012
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Singapore PM finally taps into Facebook, Twitter

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined Facebook and Twitter on Friday to better connect with citizens who have increasingly vented their frustrations with his government on social media.

Apr 20, 2012
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Rains wreak havoc on South Texas onion crop

The late March storm that pelted McAllen with hail and most of the Lower Rio Grande Valley with rain also turned the area’s onion crop on its head, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Apr 20, 2012
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Quantum dot LEDs get brighter, more efficient

(Phys.org) -- While quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) are not made of organic materials, they share many of the same advantages as organic LEDs (OLEDs). For instance, both QLEDs and OLEDs outshine ...

Apr 20, 2012 feature
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Fishermen blast premier dive sites off Indonesia

(AP) -- Coral gardens that were among Asia's most spectacular, teeming with colorful sea life just a few months ago, have been transformed into desolate gray moonscapes by fishermen who use explosives or ...

Apr 20, 2012
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