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Cashless parking

Vacant parking spaces in town are thin on the ground. Finding one is just as tiresome as making sure you have the right change for the parking machine. An adhesive microchip on the windshield will make things ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Embedding microchips in ornamental shrubs

Radiofrequency Identification (RFID), or microchip technology, has been used for years in animal identification systems and is now being tested for use in plants. Researchers note that microchip techniques ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Ecology
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It's a wrap! Nanowire opens gate to new devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interesting feat of nanoscale engineering, researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of New South Wales have made the first nanowire transistor featuring a concentric ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Solar goes Hyper in the U.S.

As the U.S. government continues to heap billions in subsidies to the world's wealthiest coal and oil companies, the solar industry has been struggling to make it in the United States. This is sad for many reasons, not the ...

dateFeb 21, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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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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Microchips found in most mundane of places

To help make football a little safer, Intel officials last month proposed having players' helmets outfitted with microprocessors that would wirelessly alert doctors if the athletes suffered a hit hard enough to cause head ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Chip provides its own power

Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity. That will be possible now that Dutch researchers from the University of Twente's ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Semiconductors
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