Archive: 06/8/2012

Olympus whistleblower wins millions in settlement

(AP) — Former Olympus Corp. Chief Executive Michael Woodford will receive 10 million pounds ($1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) in a settlement over his dismissal from the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker. Olympus ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Business
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Searching for exoplanets in the High Arctic

The Canadian High Arctic offers continuous darkness during the winter months -- an enormous advantage for astronomers searching for repeating events like planetary transits of stars. Exceptionally clear, arctic ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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A new tool for studying insect-plant warfare

(Phys.org) -- When an insect pierces the surface of a plant to feed, much of the action takes place in the plant's interior. A device called the Electrical Penetration Graph (EPG) is a critical tool for peering ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Ecology
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NuSTAR arrives at island launch site

(Phys.org) -- NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and its rocket flew above the palm trees to arrive at their launch location at the U.S. Army's Reagan test site at Kwajalein Atoll. Kwajalein, ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Ubisoft plays hard at E3 videogame conference

Ubisoft flexed its muscles, embracing new trends in digital play while rolling out blockbuster titles for consoles and handheld gadgets at the E3 industry extravaganza that ended here Thursday.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Software
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