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2014-04-10 08:36:13

AVT manufactures systems for leading companies in the rapidly growing industry CORONA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in the design and development of custom kiosks and automated retailing units, commented today on a recent report from the BBC News that stated that people are racing to invest in companies doing business in the legal marijuana industry, termed "The New Green Rush." "Investors have flocked to cash...

IPCC Update Will Highlight Extreme Dangers Of Unchecked Climate Change
2014-03-25 09:18:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A body of the UN is set to deliver an update on the impacts of climate change, an update that highlights the growing dangers of global warming if no actions are taken to reverse its effects. Ahead of the upcoming IPCC report, due out on March 31, 2014, scientists and government representatives are meeting in Yokohama, Japan this week to work out the details of a 29-page summary that will be part of the first new IPCC update in...

black ghost knifefish
2014-02-17 04:18:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The black ghost knifefish, a type of electric creature found in the Amazon basin of South America, has inspired researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois to develop new aquatic technology that could be used to study coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships. According to BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos, black ghost knifefish let off a tiny current as they swim in...

It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising For Your Health: Study
2013-11-27 08:24:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you think you’re too old to start exercising, think again. New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that becoming physically active in your sixties could help keep you from becoming seriously ill and may even ward off dementia. According to a BBC News report, the study followed nearly 3,500 healthy men and women with an average age of 64 and found that those who started exercising were three...

Researchers Use Insect Antibiotics In Battle Against Bacteria
2013-09-02 10:04:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are locked in an epic struggle with bacteria – with some of the tiny microbes displaying an increased resistance to antibiotics year after year. Researchers at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in Norwich, England are making major strides in the battle against bacteria through their study of stick insects and leafcutter ants, according to a new report to air on the BBC current affairs series Inside Out. “This research is at...

Internet Restrictions In Vietnam Now In Effect
2013-09-02 04:45:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A controversial law banning Internet users in Vietnam from discussing current events went into effect on Sunday. The measure is known as Decree 72, and according to BBC News it prohibits bloggers and social media users from sharing news articles – only personal information. The law also requires foreign Internet companies to maintain local servers within Vietnam. The regulations have been widely criticized by online...

Everest New Rules
2013-08-05 11:31:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following a mountainside altercation between mountain climbers and local sherpa guides that occurred earlier this year, Nepalese officials have announced that government agents will be stationed at the Mount Everest base camp and be charged with the responsibility of monitoring expedition teams, coordinating any rescue efforts, and safeguarding the local environment. Purna Chandra Bhattarai, Nepal's chief of the tourism industry...

UK Government Accused Of Being Complacent Over Arctic Drilling
2013-07-29 05:00:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The UK government has been accused by a coalition of environmental advocates of failing to protect the Arctic from oil and gas drilling, allowing projects to commence without performing adequate risk assessment. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) have accused the coalition government of "complacently standing by" while drilling projects commence despite the...

BBC Examines How To Get To Mars
2013-07-24 12:18:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This weekend, BBC News and Imperial College London will treat BBC viewers to a five-part television series depicting how a manned mission to Mars might unfold. The mini-series, titled "How to put a human on Mars," examines the many challenges of the such a mission, including creating artificial gravity to prevent muscle atrophy, protecting astronauts from solar radiation, and landing the crew and other assets on the Martian...

New Book Identifies Most Controversial Wikipedia Topics
2013-07-18 13:06:58

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Warning, this article may be heavily edited. The preview of a new book reveals the top ten topics that spark "edit wars" on Wikipedia. "The most controversial topics on Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographic analysis," written by Taha Yasseri, Anselm Spoerri, Mark Graham and Janos Kertesz; posted a draft chapter of a book that is to be published next year by Scarecrow Press. The forthcoming book was written by a team of researchers...