Daily Archives: June 4, 2013

Frost & Sullivan: Continued Modernisation of Forces Fortifies Growth of Defence Market in the Middle East and Africa

C4ISR and support in service segments offer highest potential read more

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Connected, Yet Divided: Telefónica Survey of the Millennial Generation Reveals Digital Natives Are Optimistic About Their Individual Futures Despite Splits Across Political, Economic and Technology Outlooks

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Egyptian Banks Sign Up for Cloud-Based Origination Service from FICO and I-Score

LONDON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, and I-Score, Egypt’s credit bureau, today announced that several of the country’s top banks will soon be using their groundbreaking cloud-based credit origination service.  Credit Agricole Egypt, Arab African International Bank and Blom Bank Egypt are among the lenders who will use the service to make decisions on requests for credit. read more

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Ghana Gold Corp. Announces Planned Name Change to Brightrock African Mining Corporation

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ghana Gold Corp. (OTCMarkets: GGCO) announced today plans to change the name of the company to Brightrock African Mining Corporation.  The Company has acquired the domain address www.brightrockafricanminingcorp.com and is in the process of creating an updated web-site to facilitate disseminating updated information on the Company. read more

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Sundyne Appoints AESPUMP as new Partner in South Africa

ARVADA, Colo., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sundyne has named AESPUMP as the sole authorized representative, distributor and service provider for South Africa. Effective as of May 1st, 2013, AESPUMP is responsible for performing sales, maintenance, repair and technical support for the entire portfolio of Sundyne pumps and compressors throughout the country, in addition to the supply of spares. read more

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News in Brief: Frog long thought extinct rediscovered in Israel

Hula painted frog turns out to be the only surviving member of an extinct genus

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Flu spreads via airborne droplets

Hand washing goes only so far in retarding transmission

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Big Pic: How Turkish Protesters Use Google Maps To Track Police

Mapping police actions around Taksim Square, Istanbul

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The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

Hydraulic Fracturing

1. Drillers inject a fluid (almost always water) carrying sand and other additives into a well at high pressures. This fractures the rock and frees natural gas to flow back to the surface-along with some of the drilling fluid and natural contaminants. 2. Flaring natural gas converts methane to carbon dioxide, which is a less potent greenhouse gas. But methane can also leak or be vented directly into the atmosphere. 3. Tanker trucks typically deliver between two and five million gallons of water to fracture one well. read more

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10 Stunning Underwater Photos

Best Overall

This ghostly photo of a harbor seal, snapped at a kelp forest at Cortes bank near San Diego, took the grand prize in the competition, and for good reason. Look at that seal! It’s like a hyper-stylized movie with a marine setting. Kudos and congrats to Kyle McBurnie of California. read more

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Your Brain Makes Its Own Version Of Valium

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The Best Ever Maps Of Our Two Nearest Galaxies

Say hello to the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, like you’ve never seen them before. read more

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This Lensless Camera Is Never Out Of Focus

Compressive Sensing

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To Build Better Sonar, U.S. Navy Turns To Cicadas

A Brood II Cicada in 2013

Look at this idiot bug. Just look at it. read more

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