“According to Toyota Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, “Because of its shortcomings – driving range, cost and recharging time – the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars; we need something entirely new.” Uchiyamada is considered the “father of the Prius.”
An article by Reuter’s exposes the limitations of EVs and focuses on Toyota’s, along with Nissan’s, change in strategy, which is now moving away from EVs. Even [...]
by GoldCore Gold Bullion
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,653.75, EUR 1,261.06 and GBP 1,028.07 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,653.75, EUR 1,267.82 and GBP 1,029.60 per ounce.
Silver is trading at $30.38/oz, €23.25/oz and £18.95/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,569.50/oz, palladium at $672.00/oz and rhodium at $1,150/oz.
Cross Currency Table – (Bloomberg)
Gold fell $9.90 or 0.6% in New York yesterday and closed at $1,646.40/oz. Silver slipped to a low of $29.84 and [...]
Breathtaking discovery: Oetzi’s body emerging from the glacier where he was found 22 years ago. Since then he has been the subject of various experiments – and even a curse conspiracy
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2138433/Coldest-cold-cases-Scientists-recover-worlds-oldest-blood-sample-murder-victim-preserved-ice-5-000-years.html#ixzz1tkCIkmZm
Scientists examining the remains of “Otzi,” Italy’s prehistoric iceman who roamed the Alps some 5,300 years ago, said on Wednesday they have isolated what are believed to be the oldest traces of human blood ever found.
The German and Italian [...]
(Reuters) – The prospect of European heavyweights like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for rescue loans is worrying the United States and other nations that fear they could suffer losses on funds they have extended to the IMF.
The International Monetary Fund cannot be expected to step in as a substitute for a stronger commitment by Europe which needs to assume the brunt of any losses on emergency loans, a senior [...]
Blackface Obama billboard sparks outrage
Published: 15 Sep 11 17:49 CET
German comedian Martin Sonneborn is well-known for jokes bordering on the tasteless. But a satirical political billboard of him posing in blackface makeup as US President Barack Obama is sparking outrage.
US ambassador laments ‘racist jerks’ in Germany – Society (8 Sep 11)
“Ick bin ein Obama (I am an Obama),” reads the poster at Berlin’s central Ernst Reuter [...]
Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Google Inc.’s Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google, respectively, according to data and documents analyzed by The Wall Street Journal—intensifying concerns over privacy and the widening trade in personal data.
Google and Apple are gathering location information as part of their race to build massive databases capable of pinpointing people’s locations via their cellphones. These databases [...]
Apple Inc will kick off online sales of its new iPad in the early hours on Friday ahead of its evening store launch of the tablet computer.
Consumers can start buying the iPad 2 on Apple’s website at 4 a.m. ET (0900 GMT) on Friday while customers who want to purchase it in a store will have to wait until 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) that day, Apple [...]
Whether is it texting during dinner, talking on a cellphone in a public restroom or using a laptop while driving, most people think mobile etiquette is getting worse, not better.
Ninety one percent of U.S. adults questioned in a new poll by computer innovation company Intel said they have seen people misuse technology, and three quarters think mobile manners have decreased in the past year.
Update: “U.S. government has no reason to believe that Gaddafi is dead”
Just a completely unfounded rumor for now. If it proves false, watch the vicious snapback…
The U.S. government has no reason to believe that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is dead, a U.S. official said on Thursday after oil traders cited a rumor that Gaddafi had been shot as pushing down oil prices.
Asked if Washington had reason to believe [...]