Copper Nanowires Enable Bendable Displays, Solar Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Duke University chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, ...

Teens getting creative with Web 2.0 tools

A pilot study of teens and their use of Web 2.0 technologies confirms what most parents probably already know: Teens are really good at it.

How New York City is preparing for climate change

New York City is establishing itself as a global leader in forming a proactive response to climate change, reveals a new report detailing the city's plans to adapt to the challenges and opportunities the changing climate ...

Rare carnivorous plant on top 10 list of newly discovered species

Each year The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University names the Top 10 new species described in the previous calendar year. The list for 2009 was published to coincide with the 303rd anniversary ...

Doping graphene

An organic molecule that has been found to be effective in making silicon-based electronics may be viable for building electronics on sheets of carbon only a single molecule thick. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute ...

Taiwan firms display e-readers at computer show

(AP) -- Taiwanese electronics firms displayed a slew of e-readers at an industry show Tuesday, with one maker unveiling a lightweight model that can display a full magazine page in color.

China, Japan launch Asian eBay rival

China's largest retail website Taobao and Yahoo! Japan launched a joint service Tuesday in a deal expected to create the world's biggest online marketplace by harnessing Asia's surging ranks of e-consumers.

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