Robot Snakes on a Plane to Mars? It Could Happen

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Snakes on Mars? Sounds like a b-grade film, but the idea could help future exploration missions on the red planet. The European Space Agency is looking at "snake robots" as a way of expanding a rover's mission. Bloomberg Television's Jessica Howard reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Steel Price Rise Not Enough to Meet Thyssenkrupp’s Target
00:34 - Thyssenkrupp AG, Germany’s largest steelmaker, swung to a net loss in the fiscal first quarter as the steel industry tries to weather a drop in prices wrought by record Chinese exports.The net loss was 23 million euros ($26 million) in the three months through December compared with net income of 50 million euros a year earlier, the Essen-based company said Friday in a statement. Thyssenkrupp CFO Guido Kerkhoff told Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny on “Countdown” he doesn’t see “any more windfall losses currently” in steel business.
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