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China talks with Turkey about $20 billion nuclear project

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2012 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The Financial Times recently reported that China is the primary contender for this contract due to its ability to secure financing without requiring guarantees from the Turkish government.
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Huge water resource exists under Africa

Posted in Business on 20th Apr, 2012 07:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.
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CO2 from fossil fuels discerned from natural sources

Posted in Business on 20th Apr, 2012 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have demonstrated a way of distinguishing between carbon dioxide in the air coming from fossil fuel burning and that from natural sources.
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In Google Moon Race, Teams, And X Prize Foundation, Face a Reckoning

Posted in Business on 20th Apr, 2012 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The future is way behind schedule.
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Microsoft hits record $17.4B revenue, $5.1B net income for fiscal third quarter

Posted in Business on 20th Apr, 2012 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft reported record quarterly revenue, generating $17.41 billion in revenue and $5.11 billion in net income
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Want to get acquired by Google? Google VP explains how to go big

Posted in Business on 20th Apr, 2012 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
No one is more qualified to advise startups on how to get bought by a tech giant like Google.
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Android has 35% of U.S. tablet market

Posted in Business on 19th Apr, 2012 04:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Javelin findings and predictions are based on two surveys of more than 5,000 consumers each last October and December.
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Nanotube electrodes may lead to solar cells at a fraction of the current cost

Posted in Business on 19th Apr, 2012 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in solar cells, according to new research
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Are Ross Perot Jr. and Google Founders Launching a New Asteroid Mining Operation?

Posted in Business on 19th Apr, 2012 03:33 AM
by AlexMuller
An impressive array of backers are behind the new firm Planetary Resources.
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SpaceX Dragon ship set for station visit

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The first cargo resupply mission to the space station to be carried out by a commercial operator is likely to be on 30 April, the US space agency says.
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Smartwatch breaks record for Kickstarter funding

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
An electronic paper watch designed by a Canadian entrepreneur to work alongside smartphones has raised more than $3m
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Waiting for the age of abundance

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
In his 2010 prosperity polemic, The Rational Optimist, English zoologist and science writer Matt Ridley said the number of people living in abject poverty will hit zero by 2035
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Sergey Brin: Facebook and Apple a threat to Internet freedom

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
In an interview with the Guardian, Google cofounder Sergey Brin said that the openness and accessibility that led to the creation of the Internet is under serious threat.
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Americans like science.

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Overwhelming majorities say that science has had a positive effect on society and science has made life easier for most people.
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NASA shows off new algae farming technique for making biofuel

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is clearly looking far into the future for a way to handle both human waste and a need for fuel on either long space flights or when attempting to colonize another planet.
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Researchers pioneer molecular catalyser

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2012 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Sweden have developed a molecular catalyser with the ability to quickly oxidise water to oxygen, the results are a significant contribution to the future use of solar energy and other renewable energy sources
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