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7 December 2013 0 View comments A woman is fighting for her life after she lit a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask, sparking an explosion. The incident happened as the unnamed 47-year-old attempted to light up at her home in Heywood, Manchester
Rare material shortages could put gadgets at risk The study looked at many of the elements commonly used in technology Modern technology is too reliant on rare materials whose scarcity could drastically set back innovation, a new report has warned.
December 2013 NZX Market Announcement CRP Mining Permit Granted New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals today announced that CRP has been granted a mining permit in respect of its phosphate project on the Chatham Rise. The permit is the first granted
Science and Technology Editor, The Conversation Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at University College London Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University A few centuries ago, there were just a few widely used materials: wood,
A Nigerian crew member in a capsized tugboat 100 feet under the Atlantic survived 2 1/2 days in an air pocket and was rescued by surprised divers, video shows. Harrison Odjegba Okene, a cook on the AHT Jascon 4, an oil service tugboat contracted by
French scientists looking into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have dismissed poisoning by radioactive polonium, his widow announced Tuesday. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab, and mean it's still unclear how Arafat
Last month, 92 countries met in Japan and signed the Minamata Convention , an agreement aiming to curb global mercury pollution. Once ratified, likely in around three years, the treaty will require countries to draw up plans for reducing their
US bank earnings soften in quarter U.S. banks earned less in the July-September quarter than they did a year earlier, marking their first year-over-year profit decline since the spring of 2009 when the country was still mired in the last recession...
As the sound of traditional drums, trumpets and cymbals ushers Amrita Mannil into the wedding hall, she's adorned by four finely crafted necklaces, rings, 16 bangles, a glistening belt, dangling chandelier earrings and a stone-encrusted headpiece to
Inspired by the moody atmosphere of Noma in Copenhagen , I set out to create a tabletop with a muted Nordic palette for my next dinner party. Noma-style, I draped my dining chairs in sheepskin and covered the table in a canvas drop cloth topped with