Archive: 07/03/2012

Roadmap leaks show BlackBerry's comeback try

(Phys.org) -- Beached whales or comeback kids? The company Research in Motion (RIM) has a lineup of new products in the wings that might at least interest the company’s critics and give Blackberry loyalists ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Business report
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EU court OKs resale of software licenses

(AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that software makers cannot keep people who download programs from selling their licenses for those programs to others — as long as they disable their own ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Business
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Cleaning with sunlight

The sun breaks through the clouds – and surfaces start cleaning themselves! It may sound like magic, but in fact it’s all thanks to the addition of titanium dioxide molecules. Activated by UV light, ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Pakistan's national mammal makes a comeback

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts.

dateJul 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Keeping electric vehicle batteries cool

Heat can damage the batteries of electric vehicles – even just driving fast on the freeway in summer temperatures can overheat the battery. An innovative new coolant conducts heat away from the battery ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Feel-good glass for windows

Daylight acts on our body clock and stimulates the brain. German researchers have made use of this knowledge and worked with industry partners to develop a coating for panes of glass that lets through more light. Above all, ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Sailing with nerves of glass

In the world of racing, tiny details can be the difference between victory and defeat. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers of racing yachts are always on the lookout for new technologies to optimize ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Anti-aging elixir for solar cells

Photovoltaic modules deliver power without risks to the environment and climate. But solar-power is expensive. Therefore, it is imperative that the modules last as long as possible, 25 years or more. Fraunhofer ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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