MUTE -- Efficient city car, showcase for electromobility research

With its electric vehicle MUTE, the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM, Germany) presents the first publicly visible result of its research program TUM.Energy. MUTE will showcase the TUM's answer to future challenges in ...

Student loan default rates jump

The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that rising college tuition costs, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are getting more and more students over ...

Flipboard sees magazine future in tablet computers

Flipboard chief executive Mike McCue on Monday said the startup's iPad application has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times as tablet computers enable personalized Internet-Age magazines.

New TechCrunch editor named after founder flap

AOL named a new editor for popular US technology blog TechCrunch on Monday after 10 days of uncertainty and controversy over the fate of the founder of the site, Michael Arrington.

Samsung files patent complaint against Apple in France

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it had filed a complaint in France against its US rival Apple for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its iPhone and iPad tablet computers.

Space food, shuttle tiles for sale by NASA

The US space agency is offering schools and universities a special deal on astronaut cuisine and heat tiles from the now extinct space shuttles, just over 20 dollars a pack, NASA said Monday.

Human-Neanderthal coupling was rare: study

Scientists have shown that modern humans have some traces of genes from Neanderthals, but a study out Monday suggests that any breeding between the two was most likely a rare event.

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