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A Report the USDA Doesn’t Want You To See

October 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The USDA commissioned, published and even praised a review that it made available on its National Agricultural Library website last June. As of last Friday, the document is gone and no explanations were provided. The only way to get a copy is from a cached version provided by the Union of Concerned Scientist. So why […]

Canadians Raise $2.9-million in Donation in Just a Week

October 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

After a United Nations declaration officially stating two parts of Somalia in East Africa is under a state of famine, and then followed by a wave of media interest and coverage, more of the world is being informed of the dreadful condition that is unfolding in that part of the globe. And Canadians are stepping […]

World Population to Reach 7 billion This Year

October 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Global population is expected to exceed 7 billion later this year. “Although the issues immediately confronting developing countries are different from those facing the rich countries, in a globalized world demographic challenges anywhere are demographic challenges everywhere,” said David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard School of Public Health. […]

Business Customer Satisfaction with Groupon Only 50%

October 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Groupons are everywhere. Food, travel, cosmetics, recreation and other establishments are running Groupon deals left and right. So are these establishments getting their money’s worth, meeting their expectations and growing their businesses through these deals? No information is available regarding repeat business customers so a small survey has been conducted to pulse the small business […]

2,000 Job Cuts at RIM

October 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Research In Motion, the Canadian company known for its Blacberry devices, has slashed 11 percent of it workforce translating to 2000 job cuts. Once the dominant leader in its market, RIM is now left with cost-cutting measures as Apple and Android continue to increase their hold on the mobile market. But there are doubts about […]

As Debt Negotiations Continue, So Does the Fall of the US Dollar

October 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Amidst debate of increasing the debt ceiling, the value of the US dollar has continued to decrease against it foreign counterparts. Just last week, the US dollar fell to $1.4465 against the euro, and down to $1.6391 against the UK pound. If a deal to increase the borrowing limit is not made by August 2, […]

Tallest Solar Tower to Rise in Arizona

October 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In the never-ending quest to find and create more energy to supply the ever increasing demands for sustainable and renewable power, more and more companies are tapping into the unlimited resources of the sun. There is just no possible way to drain its clean, free and readily available supply of light and heat regardless of […]

“Malleable” Biomaterial Suitable for Soft Facial Tissue Replacements

October 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

There is no shortage of materials that can reliably be shaped and molded to replace hard components like bone when doing reconstructive surgery. But suitable replacement for soft tissues, particularly for facial use, is lacking. Those that are available leave much to be desired and are particularly problematic when used for correcting bigger deformities. But […]

A Robot Impervious to Landmines

October 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A new remote-controlled robot designed to clear landmines can withstand as much as 17 lbs. of explosives without sustaining any damage. Made of hardened steel, the Digger DTR D3 has a rotating tungsten hammer up front that digs about a foot into the ground and pulverizes things upon contact; including landmines, but not before detonating […]

Graphene, ‘Super Paper’ is Stronger Than Steel

October 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

What is two times harder, six times lighter, ten times stronger than steel and totally recyclable? Graphene, that’s what. These advantages produce a next-generation material that can greatly improve aviation, automotive and other heavy industries by decreasing fuel requirements, and therefore, pollution. The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia revealed a new type of graphene […]

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