Archive: 15/10/2009

Fuel cells get a boost

Fuel cells, devices that can produce electricity from hydrogen or other fuels without burning them, are considered a promising new way of powering everything from homes and cars to portable devices like cellphones and laptop ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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How the Moon produces its own water

( -- The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun. These particles interact with the oxygen present in some dust grains on the lunar surface, producing water. This ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Call it twine? Twitter makes wine for charity

(AP) -- Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them? Yes, the people at Twitter - the social media site on which users post messages no longer than 140 characters - are getting into the wine business, ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Internet
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Auschwitz memorial launches Facebook page

(AP) -- The memorial museum at Auschwitz has launched a Facebook page, hoping that the popular social networking site will help it reach young people around the globe and engage them in discussions about the former Nazi ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Internet
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Nokia posts loss of $832 million in third quarter

(AP) -- World-leading mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of euro559 million ($832 million) in the third quarter, taking hits from a 20 percent drop in sales and a one-time charge for the fallen value ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Business
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For music buffs, Zune HD strikes right tune

In the two years I've been reviewing gadgets, I've never tested Microsoft's digital music and video player, called the Zune. The device only accounts for a tiny fraction of the market, and it had always struck me as a product ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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