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A new source for potassium fertilizer

Potassium-rich bananas are often grown in the Southern Hemisphere, in countries like Brazil, but farming banana trees requires potassium fertilizer obtained from mining potash in the Northern Hemisphere. ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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China overtakes Japan on IT spending

China has overtaken Japan in terms of its share of global IT spending, German IT industry organisation BITKOM said Wednesday, ahead of the CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech trade fair.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Business
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Brazil to overtake US as top soybean producer

An Iowa State University grain markets expert said this week that a combination of long-term trends and recent weather patterns are responsible for putting Brazil in a position this year to overtake U.S. soybean production ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Other
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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Internet
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UN votes to protect privacy in digital age (Update)

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping.

dateDec 18, 2013 in Internet
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