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How sweet it is: New tool for characterizing plant sugar transporters

A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric ...

Sun 27 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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John Oliver: Why do floppy disks control nuclear weapons?

The HBO comedian wonders why the hardware and software guarding the United States' nuclear warheads are so out of date.

1 hours ago from CNET

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GM is bringing wireless phone charging to some Cadillac cars

General Motors may be going through a rough patch at the moment, but that's not stopping the company from setting its sights on the future. Today, the Detroit-based automaker revealed that ...

4 hours ago from Engadget

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Solar Cells Cool Themselves To Increase Efficiency

When it comes to generating electricity the green way, the use of solar cells is certainly one particular aspect that that is worth exploring. Although there are issues concerning the ...

19 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory

Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla electric cars.

14 minutes ago from CNET

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Australian students break 26-year-old electric vehicle speed record

A group of students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has set a new world speed record for an electric vehicle. The team's Sunswift car averaged over 100 km/h (62 mph) ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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Nokia Goes Kinda Fruity, Charges Lumia 930 With 800 Potatoes And Apples

If you don't want to get caught with a dead smartphone, it's a wise idea to carry along either a spare battery (provided your handset sports a removable battery) or a portable charger. However, ...

9 hours ago from HotHardware

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US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

(AP)—One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fukushima report urges U.S. plant operators to take heed

Finer understanding of risk from natural hazards is critical to averting future nuclear disasters

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Science Now

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