Archive: 1/07/2010

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, ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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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.

dateJul 01, 2010 in Telecom
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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.

dateJul 01, 2010 in Medications
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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 consumed. ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Nanopores make sterile filtration more reliable

Irregular pores, low flow rates: The plastic membrane filters used in sterile filtration do not always ensure that conditions are really sterile. Filter membranes of aluminum oxide are more reliable - the size of the nanopores ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Toshiba, Intel to Launch Tablet PC for Education

Toshiba and Intel announced today that they will jointly commercialize an educational-use tablet PC designed to facilitate learning in compulsory education. Toshiba will launch the new CM1 tablet PC for educational use in ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Hardware
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Robots get an artificial skin

Robots are breaking barriers: Long banished behind steel barriers, they are entering new fields of application such as the manufacturing, household and healthcare sectors. The requisite safety can be provided by a tactile ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Engineering
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