Archive: 02/8/2012

A new tool for mapping water use and drought

Farmers and water managers may soon have an online tool to help them assess drought and irrigation impacts on water use and crop development, thanks to the work of two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Power profiles help electronics go green

(PhysOrg.com) -- New and better ways of measuring high-tech energy consumption could lead to significant environmental and economic gains, a study from The Australian National University has found.

Feb 08, 2012
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Building mountains in a bottle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are preparing to launch a 10-year project to study water resources, gas exchange and carbon cycling in three man-made landscapes built in a half-acre laboratory at the University ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Nokia ends phone assembly in Europe, cuts jobs

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. plans to stop assembling cell phones in Europe by year-end as it shifts production to Asia and will cut another 4,000 jobs, its latest attempts to cushion itself from stiff competition in the smartphone ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Murdoch firm settles 9 more hacking lawsuits

(AP) -- Rupert Murdoch's News International has settled nearly all the cases against the company in the first wave of lawsuits for phone hacking by its journalists, with a new round of apologies and payouts ...

Feb 08, 2012
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