Nasa calls off Southeast Asia weather research project THANK YOU;THE NATION Publication Date : 29-06-2012 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has called off its weather-research project after a delay in the granting of permission to use Thailand’s U-tapao airbase. Nasa announced on its website on Tuesday that the Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study (SEAC4RS) mission had to be…

Spain requests EU aid, market hopes dim

 THANK YOU;@Reuters By Julien Toyer and Luke Baker MADRID/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Spain formally requested euro zone rescue loans to recapitalise its debt-laden banks on Monday as the euro and shares fell on investor scepticism about this week’s EU summit. Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos asked for up to 100 billion euros (80.34 billion…

CEO Frank L. VanderSloot to Obama: Why are business people the enemy?

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Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper

Oct. 25, 2010 Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper By Anne Ju Robert Barker/University Photography Graduate student John Amend, left, and associate professor Hod Lipson with the universal robotic gripper. Watch the gripper in action. John Amend The robotic gripper conforms to the shape of the item it is lifting. See more things it…

Climate change will boost number of West’s wildfires

THANK YOU ; Reuters Climate change will boost number of West’s wildfires By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON | Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:03pm EDT (Reuters) – Climate change will make wildfires in the West, like those now raging in parts of Colorado and New Mexico, more frequent over the next 30 years, researchers reported on Tuesday. More broadly, almost…

Spain’s banks Just don’t call it a bail-out Jun 10th 2012

THANK YOU; THE ECONOMIST 19:30 by F.M.-B. and G.T. | MADRID  WHATEVER the €100 billion ($126 billion) made available by euro-zone countries to recapitalise Spain’s banks looks like, the Spanish government would really rather not call it that. “In no way is this a rescue,” said Luis de Guindos, Spain’s economy minister, while announcing that a deal…

Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs after weaker second quarter

Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs after weaker second quarter


PARIS | Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:09am EDT

The Nokia Research and Development Centre is seen in Helsinki April 11, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong

(Reuters) – Loss-making Finnish cellphone maker Nokia plans to cut another 10,000 jobs globally and warned the second-quarter loss from its cellphone business would be larger than expected.

The cuts bring total planned job cuts at the group since Stephen Elop took over as chief executive in September 2010 to more than 40,000.

Nokia said it would book additional restructuring charges of around 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) by the end of 2013.

Nokia stock has crashed more than 70 percent since it announced in February 2011 it was dropping its own Symbian smartphone operating software and switching to Microsoft’s largely untried Windows Phone system.

(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by David Holmes)

Pygmy Sea Horse

Pygmy Sea Horse

Pygmy Sea Horse

One of the world’s smallest seahorses, the Pygmy Seahorse(Hippocampus bargibanti), is no bigger than your pinky finger. These tiny animals are masters of disguise, using a strategy of blending into their surrounding environment to survive.

(via: Smithsonian Ocean Portal)     (photo: Coral Reef Alliance/Scubazoo)

Apple signs global agreement with TomTom for mapping data

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