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Suntech has had three thin film experiments underway. It bought an Applied Materials SunFab system for making amorphous silicon panels. SunFab, however, resulted in high priced amorphous panels that weren't as efficient or cheap as panels made by co

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lken, a cat owner who says he has tested positive for Toxoplasma antibodies, said the potential link between Toxoplasma infections and mental illness is no reason for cat owners to panic -- they just need to keep some basic hygienic precautions in mi

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The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen tablets and high-end TVs. Gorilla showed early promise in the '60s, but failed to find a c

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The plasmoid, the bright spot, can be seen at the tip of the twisted and kinking pinch column. The image gives evidence of the kinking which we and others feel leads to the plasmoid formation. It also gives a maximum radius for the plasmoid of about

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A soccer player has received the first transplant of live cartilage into his repeatedly dislocated shoulder, thanks to two decades of Alberta research.

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, these giants would be fixed to the sea bed but would stand nearly 600ft high above the waves. If they prove technically and financially feasible, each turbine should be able to generate enough electricity to provide 5,000–10,000 homes and, says Cli

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Fuel cell cars have come one step closer to practicality with researchers from Indiana’s Purdue University announcing a new process for the generation and storage of hydrogen. The process is called hydrothermolysis, and is a combination of

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Michelle Bryner via LiveScience

The unanswered questions behind a spider’s cunning ability to spin silk, which is tougher than any man-made material, have hampered its use in everything from medical tools to next-generation electronics. Now scientists think they have the tools to u

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"The chili grenade has been found fit for use after trials in Indian defense laboratories, a fact confirmed by scientists at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)," said defense spokesperson Col. R. Kalia.

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high concentrations of the molecular "chaperone" proteins GroEL and GroES - intracellular machines that can stabilize folding proteins under stress - play a critical role in increasing the maximum temperature at which E. coli bacteria can grow.

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Tan Le's astonishing new computer interface reads its user's brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-rea

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