Archive: 07/28/2009

Study sheds light on squirrel psychology

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability of grey squirrels to learn from observing others is highlighted in a new study. The research shows how squirrels can quickly learn from watching their peers, particularly if it ...

Jul 28, 2009
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Taiwan's Foxconn agrees on suicide compensation

(AP) -- The Taiwanese employer of a young Chinese man who killed himself after being interrogated over a missing iPhone prototype has agreed to pay compensation to his family, a company official said Tuesday.

Jul 28, 2009
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Icy exposure creates armored polymer high tech foams

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists and engineers at the University of Warwick have found that exposing particular mixtures of polymer particles and other materials to sudden freeze-drying can create a high-tech armored foam that could ...

Jul 28, 2009
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Extinction crisis looms in Oceania: study

Governments must act urgently to halt loss of habitats and invading species that are posing major threats to biodiversity and causing species extinctions across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, according to ...

Jul 28, 2009
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Japan's Hitachi posts first-quarter loss

Japanese high-tech giant Hitachi announced Tuesday a net loss of 82.7 billion yen (870 million dollars) for the fiscal first quarter with sales down heavily amid the economic downturn.

Jul 28, 2009
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Extinct rodent species discovered

An international team of scientists has discovered an extinct rodent species, based on fossil tooth remains found in Alborache, Valencia. Eomyops noeliae, from the Eomyidae family, represents the oldest fi ...

Jul 28, 2009
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