Archive: 03/22/2013

When energy-saving becomes a game

(Phys.org) —A smartphone application bringing gaming dimensions to energy awareness has helped householders in Finland, Sweden and Italy reduce their electricity consumption by up to 19%.

Mar 22, 2013
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The cash register rings its last sale

(AP)—Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the U.S. are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople—and even shoppers themselves—ring up sales on ...

Mar 22, 2013
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Tokyo cherry trees reach full bloom

Tokyo's cherry trees were in stunning full bloom on Friday, Japan's weather agency said, marking the second earliest blossoming in the capital on record.

Mar 22, 2013
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Seeing inside a pterosaur skull

(Phys.org) —The inside of the skull of a 100-million-year-old pterosaur has been seen by Natural History Museum fossil experts for the first time. Computed tomography (CT) scans revealed details of the ...

Mar 22, 2013
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"Dr. Web" anti-virus firm warns of new Mac Trojan

(Phys.org) —Dr. Web, the Russian anti-virus firm has issued an announcement regarding malware infecting Mac computers—called Trojan.Yontoo.1, it makes its way to users' computers by tricking them into ...

Mar 22, 2013 report
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Bosch to abandon solar energy business

(AP)—German engineering company Bosch said Friday that it is abandoning its solar energy business, because there is no way to make it economically viable amid overcapacity and huge price pressure in the industry.

Mar 22, 2013
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