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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

2017-08-16 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist. Lead researcher Associate Professor Jochen Brocks said the team found the answer in ancient sedimentary rocks from central Australia. “We crushed these rocks to powder and extracted molecules of ancient organisms from them,” said Dr Brocks from the ANU Research Sc…

Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures

2017-08-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] WASHINGTON D.C. - It is “extremely unlikely” 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study. Temperature records were first broken in 2014, when that year became the hottest year since global temperature records began in 1880. These temperatures were then surpassed in 2015 and 2016, making last year the hottest year ever recorded. In 2016, the…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth

2017-08-09 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] As the global population continues to urbanize in pursuit of a higher quality of life, the need to investigate the trade-off between the economic benefits and environmental costs of urbanization has never been greater. More than half of the world's population currently lives in urban areas, and the United Nations projects another 2.5 billion people will move to cities by 2050. While firms cluster in cities to recruit talent and realize higher productivity gains, how pollution scal…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Goods and Services

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

2017-08-20 02:40:14| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The government is cracking down after 3,000 savers were conned out of an average of 15,000 each.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Hard Brexit 'offers 135bn annual boost' to economy

2017-08-20 02:38:17| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Removing all trade tariffs would be 'economically superior', pro-Brexit economists argue.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

McDonald's could face first UK strikes

2017-08-18 23:34:02| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Staff at two UK outlets vote for action over secure working hours and a 10 per hour wage.

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power

2017-08-18 22:39:25| Extremetech

The eclipse on Monday isn't just a nifty thing to watch -- it'll also be an important test of our power grid's ability to quickly load balance as solar energy goes offline. The post The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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MSI Aegis Ti3 (VR7RE SLI-054US)

2017-08-18 22:06:32| PC Magazine Desktops Product Guide

With 4K- and VR-capable components, the MSI Aegis Ti3 is powerful enough for intense gaming, but the bold design of this desktop PC might not appeal to everyone.

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Android O May Eclipse the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21

2017-08-18 22:06:31| PC Magazine Cell Phones Product Guide

The solar eclipse isn't the only O we'll get a look at on Monday. Google is also gearing up to show off its final version of Android O.

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Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 18, 2017)

2017-08-18 20:11:13| National Real Estate Investor

The Chinese government has moved to limit domestic companies spending on foreign real estate, reports the Associated Press. The Minneapolis Star Tribune looks at an emerging use for brownfield sites. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Category: Real Estate

Chinese Pullback Won't Dent Real Estate Prices, Brookfield Says

2017-08-18 20:11:13| National Real Estate Investor

There is enough capital pouring into real estate from multiple regions to counter any potential slowdown in Chinese investment, Brookfield Property Chief Executive Officer Brian Kingston said.

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Category: Real Estate

Trump Is Said to Abandon Plan for Council on Infrastructure

2017-08-18 20:11:13| National Real Estate Investor

Trump had tapped New York developers Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom he described as friends, to lead the infrastructure panel.

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Category: Real Estate


Essential Phone pre-orders start at Sprint, deliveries expected in September

2017-08-18 09:55:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Sprint has announced the beginning of pre-orders for Essential Phone, the first smartphone from Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Products. In a statement, Sprint confirmed it's the exclusive US retail carrier for Essential Phone, with the black version available for pre-order now and the white model to made available at a later date. Full retail availability is expected within a few weeks. The phone costs USD 699 but for a limited time Sprint customers can acquire the device through the company's Flex Lease programme at a 50 percent reduction by paying USD 14.58 a month for 18 months and no down payment.

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Category: Telecommunications

Lenovo posts quarterly loss on higher costs, flat sales

2017-08-18 08:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Lenovo moved to a net loss of USD 72 million in its fiscal first quarter to June, versus a profit of USD 173 million a year ago, after a rise in costs and flat sales in the period. Revenue of USD 10.012 billion was little changed compared to USD 10.056 billion a year earlier, and the operating result was a loss of USD 6 million versus a profit of USD 245 million a year ago. 

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Category: Telecommunications

So...what's new?

2017-08-18 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

After a year in the wilderness, I returned to the telecoms industry this week, brimming with excitement at the thought of all the fascinating developments I must surely have missed during my absence. Imagine my surprise, then, when the first story I see plastered across the vast majority of the U.K.'s news outlets is that BT plans to scrap half of its 40,000 phone boxes over the next five years…read more on »

Category: Telecommunications