Archive: 12/20/2012

Spain fines top 3 telecoms companies $159 million

(AP)—Spain's National Competition Commission has fined top telecommunications operators Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange a total of €120 million ($159 million) for abusing their dominant position and charging excessively ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Business
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Small wasps to control a big pest?

Five species of parasitic wasps have been found associated with the vector of the Pine Wood Nematode. As this sanitary problem has been present for over a decade, new methods to control it are needed, besides ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Ecology
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Shedding light on Anderson localization

Waves do not spread in a disordered medium if there is less than one wavelength between two defects. Physicists from the universities of Zurich and Constance have now proved Nobel Prize winner Philip W. Anderson's ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Optics & Photonics
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Robockey 2012: Slapshot bots

After a 4-week binge of laser-cutting, wiring, soldering, programming and debugging, it all came down to the moment when a tall man in a dark gray suit took the stage.

dateDec 20, 2012 in Robotics
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The most remote workplace on Earth

Located in one of the loneliest locations on Earth, the French-Italian Concordia station was captured on high-resolution camera by ESA's Proba-1 microsatellite last month, showing the snow-covered base and ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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World first auto cattle muster

An Australian technology company is close to commercialising the world's first fully automated system for mustering and managing cattle in the rangelands.

dateDec 20, 2012 in Other
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