Breakingviews: Capital probe puts heat on RBS
Dec. 3 - The Bank of England questions whether banks are adequately provisioned against future losses. RBS's 66 bln pound commercial property book is one place to start asking questions, says Breakingviews.
Market Pulse: UK manufacturing stabilising, problems remain
Dec. 3 - UK manufacturing contraction eases in November, suggesting the sector is stabilising but the underlying picture for the UK economy remains weak says Rob Dobson, Markit senior economist.
U.S. Morning Call: Stocks at mercy of "fiscal cliff" in December
Dec. 3 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index finished November lower for a second consecutive month, as "fiscal cliff" talks dominate December.
New data shows return to risk by small businesses: PayNet
Dec. 3 - Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business lending index rose to 107.5 for October. PayNet President William Phelan says small businesses are optimistic and investing more, but all bets are off if a deal isn't reached on the fiscal cliff.
3XSQ: News Corp names Robert Thomson as CEO
Dec. 3 - News Corp named Robert Thomson as the chief executive of its new publishing company which is being separated from the company's entertainment unit.
Economy 2013: EADS stake shuffle nothing to fear -- Bregier
Dec. 3 - Germany is to get a bigger stake in EADS as part of a shareholder reshuffle. We ask Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier if that means fresh tension between Berlin and Paris over Europe's flagship planemaker.
Mobile lift takes mountain warfare to new heights
Nov. 28 - The Russian army, stationed on the Russia-Georgia border, has been testing a new mobile cable lift in the Caucasus Mountains. The lift is designed to speed troop and weapons deployment for combat missions in difficult terrain. Rob Muir reports.
Wooden radio broadcasts sustainable message
Dec. 2 - An Indonesian designer and woodcrafter has transformed a grass-roots craft shop into a model of green, sustainable business practice. Singgih Susilo Kartono is the brains behind a company called Magno which produces stylish hand-made wooden radios, now in households all over the world. Tara Cleary reports.
Sea-based attack drone readied for first carrier trials
Nov. 29 - The US Navy's first sea-based, unmanned attack aircraft is being prepared for its maiden test flight from an aircraft carrier. The Northrop Grumman X-47 B arrived for duty aboard the USS Harry Truman on Monday (November 26) with the Navy expected to begin the first ever sea tests of a pilotless drone next month. Rob Muir has more.
Physicists seek animated answers to dark secrets of the universe
Nov. 29 - Physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois hope to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy with the most detailed computer simulations of the universe ever built. The two theoretical forces have never been detected but are believed to make up more than 95 percent of the universe The researchers want to know what the forces are and how they work. Ben Gruber reports.
Europe Day Ahead: Breather for euro zone finmins
Dec. 3 - Euro zone finance ministers gather for another Brussels summit, but a warm reception for Greece's bond buyback plan today means there's a little less tension than expected.
Breakingviews: Fiscal cliff dividends
Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists discuss how a wave of special dividends being paid out before year's end are indicative of how Corporate America fears higher taxes more than a recession.
Ben Parpoport - Lemelson Student Prize
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Glucose Fuel Cells: Brain-Implantable Electronic Devices that Run Like the Brain "Glucose Fuel Cells: Brain-Implantable Electronic Devices that Run Like the Brain": Video component of the Application for the 2012-2013 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, by Benjamin I. Rapoport.
"Glucose Fuel Cells: Brain-Implantable Electronic Devices that Run Like the Brain": Video component of the Application for the 2012-2013 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, by Benjamin I. Rapoport.
An introduction to sustainable energy
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy in the future – cleaner use of fossil fuels or renewable energy sources? First published on Tue, 26 Jul 2011 as Author(s):
Working with our environment - an introduction
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.Author(s):
Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? This unit will help those with a background in biology understand the historical development of vaccination, assess the various types of vaccines used today, examine their production and explore the limitations that are placed on vaccination programmes. First published on Tue, 04 Oct 2011
Influenza: A case study
This unit explores the biology of influenza, covering a range of topics including: the virus, infection, replication, mutation, immune responses, pathology, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment. First published on Fri, 16 Dec 2011 as Infl
The evolving Universe
The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today. First published on Mon, 12 Mar 2012 as Author(s):
Test kits for water analysis
This unit steps outside the laboratory to look at some examples of analytical procedures being carried out in the field using commercial test kits. These quick tests provide results on-site, extending the options available to analysts. The methods used are chemical or microbiological in nature, made portable by microelectronics. First published on Mon