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Computer Chips Made of Wood Promise Greener Electronics
Posted by: alphadogg
The researchers used a cellulose material for the substrate of the chip, which is the part that supports the active semiconductor layer. Taken from cellulose, a naturally abundant substance used to make paper, cellulose nanofibril (CNF) is a flexible, transparent and sturdy material with suitable electrical properties. That makes CNF better than alternative chip designs using natural materials such as paper and silk, they argue in a paper published in the journal Nature Communications.

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California Is Giving Away Free Solar Panels To Its Poorest Residents
Posted by: MikeChino
Kianté London used the program to put panels on his three-bedroom North Richmond home, which he shares with two sons and a daughter. 'It helps me and my family a great deal to have low-cost energy, because these energy prices are really expensive,' said London, 46, whose solar array was installed this week. 'And I wanted to do my part. It’s clean, green energy.' London had wanted a solar array for years, but couldn’t afford it on his income as a merchant seaman — roughly $70,000 per year. Even leasing programs offered by such companies as SolarCity and Sunrun were too expensive, he said. The new program, in contrast, paid the entire up-front cost of his array.

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Exploit Kit Delivers Pharming Attacks Against SOHO Routers
Posted by: msm1267
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No, Your SSD Won't Quickly Lose Data While Powered Down
Posted by: An
I wouldn't worry about (losing data). This all pertains to end of life. As a consumer, an SSD product or even a flash product is never going to get to the point where it's temperature-dependent on retaining the data.

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Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation Packs Thunderbolt 2, Quadro, IGZO2 Panel
Posted by: MojoKid
world's thinnest and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation

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Oculus Founder Hit With Lawsuit
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New 'Deep Learning' Technique Lets Robots Learn Through Trial-and-Error
Posted by: jan_jes
putting a clothes hanger on a rack, assembling a toy plane, screwing a cap on a water bottle, and more

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Cute Or Creepy? Google's Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear
Posted by: HughPickens.com
anthropomorphic device

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Epic's VR Demo Scene For the GTX 980 Now Runs On Morpheus PS4 Headset At 60 FPS
Posted by: An
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?
Posted by: An
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GM's Exec. Chief Engineer For Electric Vehicles Pam Fletcher Answers Your Question
Posted by: Pam
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Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside
Posted by: MojoKid
Full HD screen, a 13MP rear camera, dual-SIM support and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The high-end model can be had for only $299, unlocked. A $199 version with 2GB of RAM and a slightly slower Intel Atom Z3560 is also available. In the benchmarks, the Zenfone 2 offers competent though middling performance but considering Asus has priced the ZenFone 2 so aggressively, it's sure to grab some attention at retail with consumers looking for a contract-free commitment.



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In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days
Posted by: harrymcc
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Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone
Posted by: New
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Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned
Posted by: An
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Hydrogen-Powered Drone Can Fly For 4 Hours at a Time
Posted by: stowie
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Energy Dept. Wants Big Wind Energy Technology In All 50 US States
Posted by: coondoggie
Enabling Wind Power nationwide

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Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television
Posted by: Apple
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Yubikey Neo Teardown and Durability Review
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First Smart TVs Powered By Firefox OS On Sale In Europe, Worldwide Soon
Posted by: An
We’re happy to partner with Panasonic to bring the first Smart TVs powered by Firefox OS to the world,” said Andreas Gal, Mozilla CTO. “With Firefox and Firefox OS powered devices, users can enjoy a custom and connected Web experience and take their favorite content (apps, videos, photos, websites) across devices without being locked into one proprietary ecosystem or brand.”

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