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%.

dateMar 22, 2013 in Software
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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 ...

dateMar 22, 2013 in Business
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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 ...

dateMar 22, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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.

dateMar 22, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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