Archive: 25/01/2010

Kibbutz transformation continues in Israel

Over the course of 2009, five more kibbutzim converted to the "renewing kibbutz" model (paying its members differential wages) bringing the percentage of such kibbutzim up to 72% of all the kibbutzim in Israel. "It is highly ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Sweet success for sustainable biofuel research

Scientists have found a way to increase fermentable sugar stores in plants which could lead to plant biomass being easier to convert into eco-friendly sustainable biofuels. Their research is highlighted in the latest issue ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Natural pest control saves coffee berry

There is good news for coffee lovers and growers worldwide: A predator for the devastating coffee berry borer has just been discovered in Africa. Looking at coffee berries in Western Kenya, Dr. Juliana Jaramillo from the ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Ecology
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Not so corny: Facebook game lets users play farmer

(AP) -- Even while calling Chicago home, Laura Hawkins Grimes is a country bumpkin. Her scenic rural spread has three dairy farms, two ponds and a log cabin, all skirted by a white picket fence as scarecrows stand sentry ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Internet
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AOL buys online video company StudioNow for $36.5M

(AP) -- AOL Inc. said Monday that it is boosting its ability to create Web videos by paying $36.5 million for StudioNow Inc., a Web site that lets companies buy custom-made online videos from a network of freelance filmmakers.

dateJan 25, 2010 in Business
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