Archive: 03/29/2011

Key plant traits yield more sugar for biofuels

(PhysOrg.com) -- New clues about plant structure are helping researchers from the Department of Energy?s BioEnergy Science Center narrow down a large collection of poplar tree candidates and identify winners ...

Mar 29, 2011
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China set to outstrip US in science research output

China has shot to second place in the number of articles published in international science magazines and in a few years will take the top spot from the United States, according to a new report. ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Data storage takes an electric turn

(PhysOrg.com) -- German scientists from the Forschungszentrum Julich and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle have discovered the basis for the next generation of memory devices. In ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Amazon planning online storage: report

US online retail giant Amazon is planning to launch a "cloud" service for storing videos and music online, enabling individuals to access their files from a range of digital devices, the Wall Street Journal ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Nature paper calls for carbon labeling

Labeling products with information on the size of the carbon footprint they leave behind could help both consumers and manufacturers make better, environmentally friendly choices.

Mar 29, 2011
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China's Sina drops Google search service

China's largest Internet portal Sina said Tuesday it has replaced Google's search service on its websites with its own technology, further denting the US giant's presence in the Asian nation.

Mar 29, 2011
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Australian PM's computer hacked: report

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's parliamentary computer and the foreign and defence ministers' machines are all suspected of being hacked, with China under suspicion, reports said Tuesday.

Mar 29, 2011
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American Express makes digital wallets

American Express on Monday launched an online financial transactions service that it claims goes beyond what others provide in a market dominated by PayPal.

Mar 29, 2011
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