Inside a nondescript office building in central London, a roomful of men and women sit at computer screens and talk over Skype with people in faraway places. Sharp-edged Cantonese fills the air, and a flat-screen TV emits a continuous din. It’s the chanting, singing Midlands crowd at Birmingham, England’s Villa Park Stadium: Liverpool at Aston Villa. The match has just kicked off.
A Shanghai court ordered the seizure of a Japanese ship owned by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. as compensation for the loss of two ships leased from a Chinese company before the two countries went to war in 1937.
AbbVie Inc.’s AIDS drug Kaletra cleared pre-cancerous cervical lesions from 90 percent of patients in a study in Kenya that may lead to the first non- surgical treatment to prevent a disease that kills a woman every two minutes.
The main battleground between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. in the global smartphone market is moving from courtrooms to the laboratory, amid a race for patents on atom-thick technology for the next generation of devices.
Richard Wakeford, a professor at the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester, comments on the risks of nuclear radiation following the damage at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic plant. He made the remarks in a telephone interview today.