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October 13, 2011 by

RIM chiefs: BlackBerry outage all fixed now

The co-chiefs of Research in Motion have issued an apology and explanation over the recent service outages that have seen some customers without data functionality for more than three days.The outage began on Monday at around 4pm BST and left BlackBerry users including those in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa without access to data services, including emails sent via the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

October 13, 2011 by

BlackBerry services coming back online, RIM says

BlackBerry services are returning to normal in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, Research In Motion said in the early hours of Thursday morning.At around 5:30am BST, RIM said it was seeing "a significant increase in service levels" in the regions, after a spell of downtime that began on Monday morning.

April 1, 2009 by

Greentech investments continue, but declining

A survey found considerable greentech investments around the world for Q1, 2009--the same Q1 that had stock markets dyspepsic, investors shy, and governments throwing money at every shadow that moved.The Cleantech GroupT, along with Deloitte, have just released preliminary 1Q09results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe,China and India.

March 23, 2009 by

Do US and Europe need the Nano?

During the mid- and late-1990s, multinational carmakers were launching older editions of their hot-selling cars in the Indian market. Rumors were that some MNCs even brought in their junked plant material and machinery into India, in the name of foreign direct investment.

May 25, 2008 by

Bugs harmed by nuclear radiation?

Many studies have been conducted about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown of 1986. A large majority of them were focused on the environmental consequences of the radiation release. But, as the San Diego Union-Tribune asks, what happened to bugs? Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, a scientific illustrator from Zurich, Switzerland, has collected more than 16,000 insect specimens 'throughout Europe and from every continent except Australia, visiting fields and forests, homes and gardens near working nuclear plants and waste sites.' Her conclusions are clear: 'more than 30 percent of the bugs collected and examined exhibited physical damage.' So what about humans? Are these bugs the equivalent of the canaries used in mines in the past? Read more...


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