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2011-02-24 07:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardian Industries Corp. has culminated a few years of analysis and strategic planning in announcing plans to build a float glass manufacturing plant in Krasny Sulin (Rostov region), Russia. The $220-million plant will be Guardian's largest, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater. The Rostov plant will produce Guardian's high-performance, energy-efficient...

2011-02-08 06:20:00

In Russia, a British journalist from the Guardian newspaper was expelled from the country after reporting claims in the leaked cables that Russia had become a "mafia state," the paper said Monday. Luke Harding, the paper's Moscow correspondent, was refused entry into Russia as he tried to return to the Russian capital over the weekend following two months in London reporting on the contents of cables, which Wikileaks had given to the Guardian. Upon checking his passport, Russian officials...

2011-02-05 08:01:01

Human remains from ancient settlements such as Stonehenge are to be reburied and lost to science due to a controversial legislation that could bring archaeological research in Britain to a crashing halt, a group of leading archaeologists said Friday. A group of 40 archaeology professors wrote of "deep and widespread concern" in a letter addressed to the justice secretary, Ken Clarke, which was printed in the British newspaper The Guardian. The dispute centers on legislation introduced by...

2011-01-31 11:55:00

The Isle of Sark, the smallest of four main Channel Islands, earned the title "Dark Sky Island" for its spectacular night sky views. Sark has its fair share of visitors in the summer months and is also a haven for rare wildlife. The island is full of wildflower walks, scarecrow competitions and sheep races. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has declared Sark the first "dark sky island" in the world. The organization is devoted to preserving the darkest and most beautiful night...

2011-01-27 08:15:00

The successor to the Sony PSP handheld gaming device will be touch screen enabled, will be the first portable system to feature 3G connectivity, and will go on sale later this year, the Japanese electronics and entertainment titan announced on Thursday. The new platform is currently known as the "Next Generation Portable" PlayStation, or NGP, and according to AFP reports, will feature "a five-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, a GPS receiver, a motion sensor and a rear...

2011-01-25 06:10:00

Cuba is on its way to join the high-speed broadband era with an undersea fiber-optic cable laid from Venezuela, bringing the promise of speedy Internet to one of the world's least connected countries. A specialized ship sailed from Camuri beach this weekend, trailing the cable from buoys on the start of a 1,000-mile journey across the Caribbean sea. Venezuelan and Cuban officials hailed the project as a blow to the United State's embargo on the island.  It will make Cuba's connection...

2011-01-22 00:00:40

Urban Airship's Subscriptions enables end users of the Guardian iPhone app to purchase and pay for weekly or monthly subscriptions via their iTunes account. Portland, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Urban Airship, the engine behind thousands of the world's most successful mobile apps, is powering the subscriptions capability in the latest app from Guardian News and Media Limited. The Guardian's latest iPhone app is now available in the App Store. The U.S. version is advertising-supported...

2011-01-19 10:45:00

Scientists have found that simply watching movie stars take a drag on a cigarette is thought to make cravings more intense for those who are trying to quit a habit that kills 5 million people worldwide each year. The researchers scanned the brains of smokers and non-smokers while they watched film stars puff on a cigarette. The scans showed that specific parts of the brain went into action, but only if the person was a smoker. The particular brain areas were involved in planning and...

2010-12-07 12:10:00

Conservationists said that mistletoe could vanish from British halls and doorways within the next 20 years.  The National Trust fears that the decline of traditional apple orchards, where mistletoe thrives, may lead to the parasitic plants disappearing. The trust is leading a campaign to prompt orchard owners and gardeners to think about nurturing the plant and wants household owners to ensure they buy sustainably sourced mistletoe. It said that in the cider heartland traditional...

2010-11-29 12:55:00

Harvard scientists believe they might be a step closer to reversing the aging process. The researchers at Harvard Medical School developed an experimental treatment that turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies. The surprise recovery of the mice raised hopes among scientist that it may be possible to achieve a similar accomplishment in humans. An anti-aging therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of...

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