Archive: 07/8/2011

Helping space shuttles achieve liftoff

Friday’s scheduled liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis marks the beginning of the end of nearly four decades of collaboration between MIT and NASA on the nation’s space shuttle program -- a partnership that has shaped ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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UK's Cameron calls for new regulation of press

(AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised a full investigation into the phone hacking and the police bribery that lead to the collapse of the News of the World tabloid, saying that British politicians ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Other
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2008 crisis spurred rise in suicides in Europe

The financial crisis that began to hit Europe in mid-2008 reversed a steady, years-long fall in suicides among people of working age, according to a letter published on Friday by The Lancet.

dateJul 08, 2011 in Health
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Two S. Korea firms bid for Hynix stake

Two South Korean companies said Friday they had submitted preliminary bids to buy a controlling stake in Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest memory chip maker.

dateJul 08, 2011 in Business
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Australia pollution tax wins crucial backing

Australia's controversial pollution tax looked all but certain to pass after a key lawmaker confirmed that he would support the package, which aims to reduce emissions blamed for climate change. ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Environment
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