Archive: 26/05/2011

China grants Alibaba payment system license

(AP) -- An online payment system founded by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group was granted a government license, the company said Thursday, following an ownership change that rattled investors in partner Yahoo Inc.

dateMay 26, 2011 in Business
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Estimating landfill gas potential

Research suggests that landfill gas-recovery projects should be implemented quickly if the maximum amount of methane gas is to be retrieved from organic waste in as short as time as possible, according to a study published ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Environment
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Medicines from plants

Some people think of herbal teas, others of tobacco when they hear the buzzword "medicines from plants". One research team succeeded in producing biopharmaceuticals -- such as an antibody against HIV, for example, -- in tobacco ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Flexible films for photovoltaics

Displays that can be rolled up and flexible solar cells -- both are potential future markets. Barrier layers that protect thin-film solar cells from oxygen and water vapor and thus increase their useful life are an essential ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Engineering
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