Archive: 01/27/2011

Taiwan Semiconductor profits up nearly 25%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's leading contract microchip maker, said Thursday its profits in the three months to December rose nearly 25 percent on the back of strong demand.

dateJan 27, 2011 in Business
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China to step up controversial technology plans

(AP) -- China plans to step up efforts to develop clean energy and other technology industries this year, government officials said Thursday, a strategy that has strained trade ties with Washington and other governments.

dateJan 27, 2011 in Business
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How spring-loaded filaree seeds self launch

When filaree seeds ripen and burst, they are launched with an inbuilt spring. Scientists based at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University have discovered that the inbuilt spring stores energy as the ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in Ecology
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