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August 15, 2011

Aditya Birla Nuvo reports 32% volume growth in carbon black

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 12:31 am

Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited reported strong quarterly results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net earnings were up 70% compared to the same quarter last year, while the company’s revenue grew by 24% from Rs 3,857 crore to Rs 4,767 crore. Along with strong results in the fashion, apparel and textiles businesses, a 32% volume growth and higher power sales in the carbon black business contributed to the growth.

“Carbon Black World” indeed

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 12:19 am

Astronomers report the discovery of a distant planet in the constellation of Draco that is as black as coal, or pure carbon.

Like Jupiter, TrES-2b (discovered in 2006 by the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey or TrES, hence its name) is a gas giant. However, while “our” giant planet is covered by bright clouds of ammonia, which reflect more than one third of the light from the Sun, TrES-2b only returns less than one percent of that comes from its star. And this despite the fact that orbits it at least five million km., A fraction of the average distance between Jupiter and the Sun is 778 million km.

“TrES-2b is significantly less reflective than the black paint, which makes it a very strange world,” said David Kipping, of the Harvard-Smithsonian and author of the research to be published soon in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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