The wrong sites for solar

Is it possible that solar energy - clean, renewable, virtually infinite - could have a downside? As it's being pursued on our public lands, yes.

Studying 'squid skin' to create new camouflage patterns

As an octopus, a squid, or a cuttlefish moves around a reef in the ocean, it instantly camouflages itself against the background. Known as cephalopods, these animals have the extraordinary ability to conceal themselves from ...

Research ship Polarstern returns from Antartica

Bremerhaven, 19 May 2011. The research vessel Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association will arrive back at its homeport of Bremerhaven after a seven-month expedition ...

Virtual reality players form real-world community

(AP) -- In a downtown New York restaurant, a high-ranking Mafia meeting was underway. Three men who robbed, murdered and extorted together were having a top-level sit-down.

New Dish CEO: More acquisitions on horizon

(AP) -- Joe Clayton, the incoming chief executive of Dish Network Corp., said Thursday that more acquisitions are on the horizon as the satellite TV provider pieces together a "new video model" to compete other pay TV operators ...

US lawmakers query smartphone 'apps' in privacy

Apple, Facebook, and Google on Thursday fielded questions from US lawmakers concerned that smartphones and popular mobile "apps" were putting people's privacy at risk.

Acer's Iconia laptop skips keys in favor of double touch screens

In this world of virtual this and virtual that, there comes a product that offers something really different than everybody else. The Iconia from Acer America is not a laptop nor is it a notebook. Acer is calling it a "touchbook" ...

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