Archive: 20/12/2012

E-waste recycling—at whose expense?

Computers, tablets and mobile phones are all popular consumer products. The lifespan of these devices is usually short, between two to four years. Shakila Umair, researcher at KTH, travelled to Pakistan to see how these common ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Environment
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Looking beyond December 21

(Phys.org)—If the apocalyptic interpreters of the ancient Mayan prophecy are to be believed, Christmas is cancelled, England will never win the World Cup and we'll never have to pay tax again. Though there's no evidence ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Spiral structure of disk may reveal planets

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has used HiCIAO (High Contrast Instrument for the Subaru Next Generation Optics) to observe a disk around the young star SAO 206462. They succeeded in capturing clear, detailed ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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'Erin Brockovich' toxin found at Japan plant

The toxic chemical made infamous by campaigning single mother Erin Brockovich has been found at up to 15,800 times safety limits in groundwater at a Japanese iron plant, the factory's operator said Thursday.

dateDec 20, 2012 in Environment
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