04/11/2011

India court bails Satyam fraud accused

India's Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to the former chairman of Indian outsourcing giant Satyam, B. Ramalinga Raju, who is accused of one of the country's biggest corporate frauds.

Scientists find evidence of Roman period megadrought

A new study at the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has revealed a previously unknown multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at ...

Researchers identify structure of apolipoprotein

Using a sophisticated technique of x-ray crystallography, researchers Xiaohu Mei, PhD, and David Atkinson, PhD, from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have for the first time obtained an "image" of the structure ...

New study suggests EU biofuels are as carbon intensive as petrol

A new study on greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations has calculated a more than 50% increase in levels of CO2 emissions than previously thought – and warned that the demand for 'green' biofuels could be ...

A 2-dimensional electron liquid solidifies in a magnetic field

Physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a theory that describes, in a unified manner, the coexistence of liquid and pinned solid phases of electrons in two dimensions under the influence of a magnetic ...

Leicester leads the way towards a sustainable lake in Africa

University of Leicester conservation scientists David Harper, Caroline Upton and Ed Morrison (Departments of Biology and Geography) will be developing demonstration projects that might lead Europe towards an ecologically ...

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