Archive: 02/08/2012

CSIC inquiry tests visual intelligence through Facebook

A team of researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a web application to test the visual intelligence of Facebook users through the social network. The new platform will enable researchers ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Revealing how a battery material works

Since its discovery 15 years ago, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) has become one of the most promising materials for rechargeable batteries because of its stability, durability, safety and ability to deliver ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Solar start-ups set new efficiency records

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although Alta Devices and Semprius make different types of solar panels, both start-ups have been breaking records in the past few days. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Alta Devices announced that ...

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Samsung says to sell 25 mln 'smart TVs' this year

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it plans to sell more than 25 million "smart TVs" this year as it tries to capture the emerging Internet TV market eyed by competitors including Apple.

Feb 08, 2012
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Hundreds of gamers flock to Brazil tech fest

Hundreds of geeks and gamers braved Sao Paulo's torrid heat Tuesday to play online video games at the fifth edition of Brazil's Campus Party, an annual, week-long technology fest.

Feb 08, 2012
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Amazon tests waters in India

US online retail giant Amazon has made its first foray into India with launch of a shopping website, Junglee.com, as it tests the waters for a possible full entry into the nation's e-commerce market. ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Cable TV top source for US political news: study

Cable television is the leading source of US political news for Americans, according to a study released Tuesday, but fewer people are closely following the presidential campaign than four years ago.

Feb 08, 2012
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Japan electronic giants eye chip merger: reports

Three of Japan's biggest electronics companies are to join forces in a chip-making venture, according to reports, days after a swathe of dire results from a sector struggling to compete globally.

Feb 08, 2012
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