A 'turbo' for solid oxide fuel cells

To convert waste heat from solid oxide fuel cells into electricity is the goal of the "HITTEC" project. Researchers from Empa, in a strategic partnership with Hexis AG, are developing a thermoelectric converter to make fuel ...

Curiosity rover checks in on Mars using Foursquare

(Phys.org)—NASA's Curiosity Mars rover checked in on Mars Wednesday using the mobile application Foursquare. This marks the first check-in on another planet. Users on Foursquare can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks ...

S. Korea, Peru announce defense technology deal

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan agreed Thursday to grant technology transfers to Peru to help strengthen the Latin American nation's navy and air force.

Microsoft, HP fail to back Google's China move: FT

The chief executives of Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have declined to back Google's threat to pull out of China over censorship and cyberattacks, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Making mobile robots work together

The danger that icebergs represent to both shipping and to the underwater cables that traverse the ocean floors is very real. It's tricky for satellites to identify icebergs, and almost impossible to accurately predict the ...

Pinterest gets $100 mn, led by Japan's Rakuten

Japanese online giant Rakuten announced Thursday it was leading a $100 million investment in Pinterest, a fast-growing US bulletin-board style social media website.

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