Archive: 6/01/2011

GM to do away with charging cords

General Motors and Powermat, a pioneer in wireless charging technology, announced a commercial agreement today that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Did GD61 eat a Planetessimal?

The primary method by which astronomers hope to study exoplanet atmospheres is by detecting their absorption spectra as they transit their parent stars. However, another way would be to detect the signal of the atmospheric ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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New app to report sudden oak death on smartphones

California’s majestic oak trees have been felled by the hundreds of thousands by a disease first reported in 1995 and dubbed “sudden oak death.” To get a broader perspective on the disease, UC Berkeley scientists ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Ecology
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Graphene electrodes for organic solar cells

A promising approach for making solar cells that are inexpensive, lightweight and flexible is to use organic (that is, carbon-containing) compounds instead of expensive, highly purified silicon. But one stubborn problem has ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Carrots' antioxidant value boosted by ultraviolet light

Exposing sliced carrots to UV-B, one of the three kinds of ultraviolet light in sunshine, can boost the antioxidant activity of the colorful veggie. That's according to preliminary studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Other
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