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February 7, 2015
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Regenwaldschutz: der Papierkonzerns APP zieht Bilanz: Mehr als nur Schwüre auf Papier

Vor zwei Jahren verpflichtete Greenpeace den indonesischen Papierkonzern APP zu umfangreichen Zusagen. Die Bilanz: Regenwaldzerstörung eingedämmt, soziale Konflikte ungelöst. Es war eine nervenaufreibende Kampagne, die Greenpeace drei Jahre lang gegen den größten indonesischen Konzern Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) führte. … Continue reading

September 6, 2014
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Hidden Florence revealed through new history tour App

An opportunity to experience an unseen side of Florence is now possible via a new smartphone App which brings the past to life through the eyes of an ordinary 15th century Florentine. In the Italian Renaissance city of Florence, tourists … Continue reading

December 22, 2013
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Welchen Fisch zum Fest?

WWF: Silvesterkarpfen und Katerrollmops ökologisch unbedenklich Neben der klassischen Weihnachtsgans gehören  auch Lachs und Meeresfrüchte längst zum festlichen Menü an Weihnachten und zum Jahreswechsel. Wer auch der Meeresumwelt ein Geschenk machen möchte, greift beim Weihnachtseinkauf zu Lachs aus Biozucht oder … Continue reading

December 22, 2013
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Smartphone users value their privacy and are willing to pay for it, CU-Boulder economists find

Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $5 extra for a typical application—or “app”—that won’t monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the University of Colorado Boulder has found. … Continue reading

August 19, 2013
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MU Researchers Develop App that Could Save Cattle Lives, Farmers’ Wallets

App also allows users to communicate with MU animal science experts COLUMBIA, Mo. – Each year, overheated cattle cost farmers more than $1.2 billion. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a smartphone application that can detect when a … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Medieval Manuscripts to Get Technological Makeover

The world’s largest collection of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) poetry may soon be available on a smart device App, as part of a project initiated by the University of Exeter. The App is in its prototype stage of development but in … Continue reading

September 8, 2012
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Scientists Dramatically Reduce Plaque-Forming Substances in Mice with Alzheimer’s Disease

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have found that eliminating an enzyme from mice with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease leads to a 90 percent reduction in the compounds responsible for formation of the plaques linked to Alzheimer’s disease. That is the most … Continue reading

May 8, 2012
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Probability of Success

UD alum and ‘Jeopardy!’ champ Craig tells students it’s important to take chances When Li Liao, associate professor in the University of Delaware Department of Computer and Information Sciences, saw Roger Craig’s almost-perfect GRE score while Craig was applying to … Continue reading