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BIE iNews Views September 2, 2012
Ultra Definition is here. LG Electronics new 84-inch 3D TV has a resolution of 8.2 million
pixels for the sharpest, most distinct images—even better than Blu-ray DVDs. The price tag is
25,000,000 won in South Korea but a little less in other markets.
Global consumption of cigarettes has reached 6,000,000,000,000 per year. The ingredients
include a lot more than just tobacco—everything from prune juice to propylene glycol and cocoa
shells to urea. Most are for enhancing the addiction or speeding the absorption of tobacco’s
Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement, a move
that is sure to bring them closer together but raise suspicions even more in the West.
Any transfer of weapons, components, or technology would violate UN sanctions and bring even
greater distrust from the world community.
Wal-Mart is testing a system that would allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones
and then pay at a self-checkout counter, a move that could trim checkout times and slash
costs for retailers. This testing of new ways to serve customers and improve their shopping
experience will continue as stores look for new ways to bring shoppers into the store
instead of shopping online.
Almost half of tuberculosis patients who received prior treatment were resistant to a second-line
drug, suggesting the deadly disease is becoming virtually untreatable. South Korea and Russia
had the highest rates of resistance, with alcohol abuse and smoking contributing to
the lack of drug effectiveness.
Women are genetically more likely to become addicted to Facebook and other social networking
services according to a German research study. About 12% of the study’s subjects were identified
as online addicts.