Archive: 09/29/2010

Traders: China resumes rare earth exports to Japan

(AP) -- Beijing has apparently told Chinese companies they can resume exports to Japan of rare earth minerals used in high-tech products but is holding up shipments with tighter customs inspections, two Japanese trading ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Other
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Sentinels of climate change

Ice currently covers more than 10 percent of our watery planet, yet its volume is continuing to decline at a staggering pace in response to our warming world.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Explained: Defining recessions

The recent recession, the longest since The Great Depression, lasted from December 2007 until June 2009, according to a Sept. 20 announcement from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the pre-eminent group cali ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Economics & Business
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The iCub robot learns archery

(PhysOrg.com) -- The humanoid robot iCub has learned a new skill: archery. After being taught how to hold a bow and shoot an arrow, it learned for itself how to improve its aim, and was so successful it could ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Robotics report
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