Archive: 07/01/2010

Mass production of polymer solar cells within reach

Ten years of intensive research and development at Risoe DTU (Technical University of Denmark) is now materialized in a fully operational production line for polymer solar cells at the Danish company Mekoprint A/S. Polymer ...

Jul 01, 2010
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A worm bites off enough to chew (w/ Video)

Dramatic scenes are played out under Ralf Sommer's microscope: his research object, the roundworm Pristionchus pacificus, bites another worm, tears open a hole in its side and devours the oozing contents. The sq ...

Jul 01, 2010
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Needles improve exercise tolerance in heart patients

Acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure. This was determined in a clinical pilot study by the team headed by Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director ...

Jul 01, 2010
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Infrared camera provides a better view

Infrared cameras see more than the naked eye and can make road traffic safer. Cameras for the long-wave infrared range, however, have the disadvantage that the sensor requires constant cooling, which adds ...

Jul 01, 2010
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LEDs bringing good things to light

Forecasting the future of technology is anything but an exact science. In late 2006, for instance, my colleagues and I put together an article outlining our predictions for the top 10 tech trends for 2007. My record was, ...

Jul 01, 2010
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India gets tough with Blackberry, Skype: report

India has given Internet telephony pioneer Skype and the makers of BlackBerry handsets a deadline to fall into line with strict security-monitoring regulations or be blocked, a report said Thursday.

Jul 01, 2010
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Millions of vaccine doses to be burned

(AP) -- About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired - meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million is being written off as trash.

Jul 01, 2010
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Smart meters help to save money

How can domestic electricity customers be motivated to use energy more efficiently, let alone make more efficient use of renewable sources? One possibility is to install electronic meters to measure the electricity ...

Jul 01, 2010
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