Archive: 05/29/2013

Crowd wisdom economics: The bad news

(Phys.org) —Volkswagen is simply a better car company than Fiat. Profits are higher, and so are wages. Why doesn't Fiat just be like VW? Why doesn't Italy, for that matter, emulate Germany? Is it elites that perpetuate ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Economics & Business
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Organic polymers show sunny potential

(Phys.org) —A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.

dateMay 29, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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The real impact of the Chernobyl accident

The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Environment
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Seven charged in $6B online money laundering case

Calling it perhaps the biggest money laundering scheme in U.S. history, federal prosecutors charged seven people Tuesday with running what amounted to an online, underworld bank that handled $6 billion for ...

dateMay 29, 2013 in Internet
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Soyuz capsule docks with space station

A Soyuz capsule carrying an American, Russian and Italian successfully docked Wednesday with the International Space Station, where the new crew will spend six months conducting a variety of experiments.

dateMay 29, 2013 in Space Exploration
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