Archive: 23/11/2012

Electricity from the marshes

An unexpected source of new, clean energy has been found: the Plant-Microbial Fuel Cell that can generate electricity from the natural interaction between living plant roots and soil bacteria. The technique already works ...

dateNov 23, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sizzling mobile-application industry ready to hire

Ross Waycaster designed the first of his four mobile applications as a high school senior in Tupelo, Miss., a game called "Super Marrio Jump" that's been downloaded from the Apple store more than 20,000 times, earning him ...

dateNov 23, 2012 in Business
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Designers reinvent the remote

Sixty years after its creation under the name "Lazy Bones", the remote control is poised to change our relationship with digital content. The EPFL+ECAL Lab, in collaboration with the Kudelski Group, announced today the project, ...

dateNov 23, 2012 in Other
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China's BYD hopes for turnaround with Si Rui sedan

(AP)—Chinese automaker BYD Co. may be hoping that Si Rui (pronounced suh-ray), the name for its new midsize sedan, translates into turnaround. The ailing company, which counts billionaire Warren Buffett as an investor, ...

dateNov 23, 2012 in Business
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Restaurant waitlist apps ease diner frustration

It's a familiar scene at any bustling restaurant during the Sunday brunch rush - the only thing standing between you and eggs Benedict is an unwieldy waitlist and an overwhelmed hostess who may not remember your name when ...

dateNov 23, 2012 in Software
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