Understanding lethal synthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- The chemical reaction which makes some poisonous plants so deadly has been described by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Angewandte Chemie.

3M shows photovoltaic film for windows

(PhysOrg.com) -- 3M drew press and viewer interest earlier this week at CEATEC with its show of special film that the company has developed to coat ordinary, existing windows and convert them into solar panels. The product ...

Battle to sell the iPhone heats up in Japan

Japan's third-largest mobile carrier Softbank on Friday unveiled a lower monthly fee for the new iPhone than bigger rival KDDI, as competition for smartphone users heats up among the nation's mobile firms.

Steve Jobs helped build Pixar with vision, cash

Steve Jobs is best known for turning the ailing Apple into a global icon, but for many his transformation of a small digital graphics firm into animated movie giant Pixar showed equal vision.

Wikipedia in Italian reopens after media law protest

Internet database Wikipedia restored access to its pages in Italian on Thursday following a protest over a law being debated in parliament that would have legally obliged websites to correct any content if there was a complaint.

Carlos Slim ups stake in NY Times to 8.1 percent

Carlos Slim, the Mexican magnate believed to be the world's richest individual, has increased his stake in the The New York Times Co. to 8.1 percent, regulatory filings showed Thursday.

Hong Kong student's Apple tribute is Internet hit

A Hong Kong design student said Friday he was overwhelmed and felt "unreal" after his sombre logo in tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs caused a worldwide Internet sensation.

South Koreans start using mobiles at 10: survey

More than 90 percent of schoolchildren in South Korea own a mobile phone and they start using them at an average age of 10 years and fours months, according to a survey published Friday.

Near-extinct Philippine eagle shot dead

An endangered Philippine eagle, one of only a few hundred left in the world, has been shot dead, a conservation group that had previously rescued the bird said Friday.

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