Archive: 08/6/2012

Spyker sues GM over failed Saab takeover

(AP) — Spyker Cars NV, the tiny Dutch company that bought Swedish carmaker Saab from General Motors Co. for $74 million in 2010, said Monday it is suing GM for $3 billion in damages.

Aug 06, 2012
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Airborne technology helps manage elephants

For years, scientists have debated how big a role elephants play in toppling trees in South African savannas. Tree loss is a natural process, but it is increasing in some regions, with cascading effects on the habitat for ...

Aug 06, 2012
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X-ray experts 'decode' diesel soot

Since June 2012, it is official: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified diesel soot as a lung carcinogen. Artur Braun, a physicist at Empa and an X-ray spectroscopy expert, has made crucial contributions ...

Aug 06, 2012
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New Hampshire leads nation in percent tree cover

Tree cover in the nation's Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a U.S. Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces. New Hampshire leads the nation ...

Aug 06, 2012
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Rock varnish may hold clues to life on Mars

(Phys.org) -- As NASA’s Curiosity rover prepares to search for signs that Mars may once have supported life, a team of researchers analyzing rocks in New York may have found a clue telling the rover where ...

Aug 06, 2012 report
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