/ Nov 21, 2013

New waterproof surface repels droplets faster

Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a way to make raindrops bounce faster off surfaces, opening the way to new water-resistant materials from clothing to aircraft wings.Reporting in the journal Nature, a joint team from Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Jun 29, 2013

U.S. suspends trade privileges to Bangladesh

President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh in response to growing concerns over labor rights and worker safety there.The decision is the culmination of a years-long review of labor conditions in the impoverished nation. Pressure on the Obama ...

Bangladesh disaster probe blames owner

May 24, 2013

Bangladesh disaster probe blames owner

The head of an official inquiry into the deadly collapse of a Bangladesh factory complex said the building’s owner was the “main culprit” for the disaster because he violated construction codes.The cave-in of the eight-story Rana Plaza outside the capital last month killed more ...

Global brands commit to Bangladesh safety pact

May 16, 2013

Global brands commit to Bangladesh safety pact

Global fashion brands such as Benetton, Carrefour and Marks & Spencer on Tuesday committed to abide by an agreement to improve working conditions in Bangladeshi factories after a plant in Savar collapsed killing more than 1,100 people.The announcements came after clothing giants Inditex of ...

Bangladeshi workers vent May Day fury

May 2, 2013

Bangladeshi workers vent May Day fury

Protesters demanded the execution of factory bosses Wednesday over the death of nearly 400 people in a building collapse as May Day became the focus of workers’ anger over Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster.Despite calls by the prime minister for “cool heads,” tensions over the ...