Archive: 08/3/2012

Exposing valence-bond model inadequacies

(Phys.org) -- Nature makes science fun by never failing to surprise. Just when scientists think they have a thing figured out, nature sends them scurrying to the whiteboard because of some unexpected result. ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in General Physics
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Strawberry extract protects against UVA rays

An experiment has shown that strawberry extract added to skin cell cultures acts as a protector against ultraviolet radiation as well as increasing its viability and reducing damage to DNA. Developed by a ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Decline of entrepreneurship blamed for Japan woes

(AP) — Worn out and resigned to its dwindling status, Japan Inc. is said to be quietly shuffling off the world stage. But don't tell that to Kenji Hasegawa, who is ready to conquer the global auto market ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Business
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Invasive insects cause staggering impact on native tree

The beautiful, endemic and endangered cycad, Cycas micronesica was once a dominant forest tree on the island of Guam, but recent plant mortality predicts extirpation from Guam habitats by 2019. This dire prediction by sci ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Smartphone maker HTC posts 58 percent profit drop

(AP) — Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. reported Friday a 58 percent drop in second quarter profit year-on-year, its third consecutive quarterly decline as intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Business
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