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Airlines' New Materials

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Using the latest alloys and composites is only part of the answer for today's manufacturers....
Airlines' New Materials

All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter

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What's this orange-like patch, you ask? It's a layer of carbon nanotubes on silicon, and it might just be instrumental to getting a lot more power out of solar cells than we're used to. Current solar power largely ignores near-infrared light and wastes about 40 percent of the potential...
All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter

Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements

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Urturn, the social expressions platform that soft-launched as stealthily as possible last year by intentionally hiding under a really boring name, is getting ready to turn the volume up to 11 to start seriously recruiting teens and trend-setters to its meme-stuffed, fashion-friendly, music-loving platform. Today it has announced a $13.4...
Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements

Great northern ideas No. 345,164: manhole covers

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Cumbrian firm adds further evidence for the Guardian Northerner's optimism about the future of manufacturing in our three regionsA manhole cover has always been a manhole cover to me, and maybe also to you, though I remember a few with affection. In my days on the Bradford Telegraph & Argus,...
Great northern ideas No. 345,164: manhole covers

Nokia pushes the smartphone camera forward with optical image stabilization, low light performance

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Today’s event hosted by Microsoft and Nokia in New York is largely about the new Lumia 920, with some Windows Phone 8 features sprinkled on top. A large portion of the demo was given over the 920′s ‘PureView’ camera and software tricks like Windows Phone 8′s software lenses. Nokia says...
Nokia pushes the smartphone camera forward with optical image stabilization, low light performance

Visualized: 121-megapixel satellite photos show Earth in glorious, psychedelic detail (video)

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We're starting to think the Russians have an inside track on high-resolution space photos. When Nokia's 41-megapixel photo of Earth's horizon was just a twinkle in the 808 PureView designers' eyes, the Russian Federal Space Agency had long since finished taking 121-megapixel photos of the whole planet that we're...
Visualized: 121-megapixel satellite photos show Earth in glorious, psychedelic detail (video)

Nokia Lumia 920 camera fuzziness getting fixed in PR1.1 update

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We're not going to lie. After spending some quality time with several Lumia 920 prototypes in Finland last September, we came away extremely impressed with the PureView-branded camera aboard Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship. It's the first handset to feature optical image stabilization -- the floating sensor and lens...
Nokia Lumia 920 camera fuzziness getting fixed in PR1.1 update

DailyDirt: The Age Of Super Lightweight Stuff

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Civilizations were previously categorized by the materials they used: copper, bronze, iron, steel, plastic, etc. The advancements in material science haven't quite had as much of an impact on society as they used to. Still, there are plenty of really cool materials now that didn't exist just a few decades...
DailyDirt: The Age Of Super Lightweight Stuff
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