November 20, 2020

XM and Sirius submit FCC transfer request

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Today, the satellite radio providers XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio submitted a joint application to transfer control of their ground and space-based transmitters to the new, merged company. This is a major step for the XM/Sirius merger deal, as FCC approval represents a major hurdle for the merger. This […]

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November 20, 2020

Relics found behind The Ruins of St. Paul, Macau

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Relics dated back to the Qing Dynasty were found under civil servants’ quarters at the Rua de D. Belchior Caneiro adjacent to The Ruins of St. Paul in Macau by archaeological teams at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Since St Paul’s College is believed to have been located under those […]

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November 14, 2020

Copiapó, Chile mining accident: in depth

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 The rescue of the Chilean miners trapped in the San José Mine in Copiapó, codenamed Operación San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Operation), began on Tuesday night, at around 20:00 local time (23:00 UTC). Florencio Ávalos was the first miner to be rescued, at 00:12 local time (03:12 UTC) on Wednesday. He was […]

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November 7, 2020

Study suggests ‘sleeping sickness’ parasite mutated to evade immune system defences

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Research teams from the universities of Georgia and Glasgow discovered the mechanism the Trypanosome parasite evolved for “sleeping sickness” disease to circumvent the human immune system. Their study follows a recent African outbreak of the disease this parasite causes. The discovery is expected to help develop a cure preventing future deaths. […]

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