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Batteryless cardiac pacemaker is based on automatic wristwatch

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype ...

Sun 31 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Tesla, Chinese firm to build 400 charging stations

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier have announced plans to build 400 charging stations for electric cars.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Hydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteria

Nitrite-oxidizing bacteria are key players in the natural nitrogen cycle on Earth and in biological wastewater treatment plants. For decades, these specialist bacteria were thought to depend ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Seoul to provide smartphone-charging down by the stream

Seoul's mobile users will be able to make use of outdoor charging stations at a popular downtown stream, powered by mini-hydroelectric turbines that use the stream's current. The city is building ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough, research shows

In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98 per cent in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

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Old tires may find their way back to cars in their batteries

There may soon be a new use for discarded tires ... besides turning them into mattresses for cows, that is. Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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New solutions needed to recycle fracking water

Rice University scientists have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

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Pilot sites in energy from coffee waste show good results

Latin America produces around 70 percent of the world's coffee, but there is a hidden price we have to pay in threats to clean environments and community health. Coffee production generates ...

Sat 30 Aug 14 from

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Ikea buys into flexible LED light tiles

We've already seen that LED lighting can be incorporated into carpets and wallpaper. Now, Ikea will be using LEDs in a whole host of other products around the home. The company has invested ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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Controlled Crystals Make a New Solar Material Practical

A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.A new way to control the growth of crystalline materials called perovskites could lead to commercial ...

Sun 31 Aug 14 from MIT Technology Review

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