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Friday, April 1, 2011

Study shows touch-free faucets are not disease-free

Can't touch this.
A study at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine revealed that hands-free faucets contain higher numbers of disease-causing microorganisms than the manual faucets.

India's population up by 181 million in the last 10 years

India's population increased by 181 million in the past decade and now stands at 1.21 billion according to the initial 2011 census report released yesterday.
The provisional population report makes India trail closely behind China's 1.34 billion (est. Dec 2010).

Curtain falls for Fukushima nuke plant, Emperor visits calamity victims

The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced on Wednesday that it will decommission Reactors Nos. 1-4 of one of its damaged plants, the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, and will never be used again.
TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata made the announcement on behalf of the hospitalized company President Masataka Shimizu, and said, "I deeply apologize for causing a great deal of worry to so many people," the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.