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Junaid Ahmed
Social Media Marketing And Its Importance - http://techopti.blogspot.com/2013...
Junaid Ahmed
Facebook New Group Beta Tester Version 3.5 ~ TechOptimize - http://techopti.blogspot.com/2013...
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BlackBerry A10 Standard Configuration ~ TechOptimize - http://techopti.blogspot.com/2013...
LANjackal
"Chip giant plans to make Ivy Bridge more power efficient than the versions that are currently used in the MacBook Air and Windows 8 ultrabooks." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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"Californian senators have passed a bill that looks set to make the state the second in the US to approve self-driving cars on its roads." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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New chip captures power from multiple sources - http://web.mit.edu/newsoff...
New chip captures power from multiple sources
"System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Scientists take mind-controlled robot for a stroll (video) - http://www.engadget.com/2012...
Scientists take mind-controlled robot for a stroll (video)
"New Scientist details a test utilizing fMRI brain activity-sensing technology to control a robot in France from a laboratory in Israel. The volunteer was able to perform tasks like walking around a room, following a person with the small 'bot and locating a teapot, using visuals from a camera embedded in the robot's head." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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"Intel's goal is to build chips that work more like the human brain. Now its engineers think they know how" - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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NASA Mission Sending Unmanned Aircraft Over Hurricanes This Year - http://www.nasa.gov/mission...
NASA Mission Sending Unmanned Aircraft Over Hurricanes This Year
NASA Mission Sending Unmanned Aircraft Over Hurricanes This Year
"Beginning this summer and over the next several years, NASA will be sending unmanned aircraft dubbed "severe storm sentinels" above stormy skies to help researchers and forecasters uncover information about hurricane formation and intensity changes." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Scientists build beating heart tissue from skin cells http://daily-currentnews.blogspot.in/2012...
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Annular Solar Eclipse May 21 2012 images and video http://daily-currentnews.blogspot.in/2012...
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73 year old woman reached Mount Everest peak http://daily-currentnews.blogspot.in/2012...
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Jackson brothers sharing childhood stories-video http://daily-currentnews.blogspot.in/2012...
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A giant fish(617kg) caught in northeast China http://daily-currentnews.blogspot.in/2012...
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LANjackal
IBM's 'building whisperer' sees retrofit boom - http://www.reuters.com/article...
IBM's 'building whisperer' sees retrofit boom
"Bartlett is bullish about demand for building retrofits, a market that electrical service companies and other participants see growing by double-digits for several years." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Advanced engineering tools seen increasing drilling capacity, efficiency - http://why.knovel.com/all-eng...
Advanced engineering tools seen increasing drilling capacity, efficiency
"Major oil companies are ramping up their engineering research and development as they seek to bolster drilling efficiency." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Nevada issues Google first US license to test driverless cars - http://www.foxnews.com/scitech...
Nevada issues Google first US license to test driverless cars
"Nevada has granted Google what is believed to be the first U.S. license to test driverless cars" - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot - http://www.boston.com/news...
Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot
"Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatars." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
That would not work for me; my mind wanders way too much. Still, it's cool. - MiniMage
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Engineers transform sugars into jet fuel - http://why.knovel.com/all-eng...
Engineers transform sugars into jet fuel
"Researchers from one organization recently said they had successfully created jet fuel from cellulosic sugars. Scientists from Virent and Virdia said this week their engineering research and development had yielded a major breakthrough in the creation of new fuel sources. According to researchers, they successfully converted cellulosic pine tree sugars into drop-in hydrocarbon fuels." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Inching Toward Energy Independence in America - http://www.nytimes.com/2012...
Inching Toward Energy Independence in America
Inching Toward Energy Independence in America
"And not just here. Across the country, the oil and gas industry is vastly increasing production, reversing two decades of decline. Using new technology and spurred by rising oil prices since the mid-2000s, the industry is extracting millions of barrels more a week, from the deepest waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the prairies of North Dakota. At the same time, Americans are pumping significantly less gasoline. While that is partly a result of the recession and higher gasoline prices, people are also driving fewer miles and replacing older cars with more fuel-efficient vehicles at a greater clip, federal data show." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Magnetic soap could lift away oil spill woes - http://news.cnet.com/8301-17...
Magnetic soap could lift away oil spill woes
Magnetic soap could lift away oil spill woes
"Scientists at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have created the world's first magnetic soap, and it's attractive properties are gaining attention as a potential method for cleaning up oil spills." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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In solar cells, tweaking the tiniest of parts yields big jump in efficiency - http://www.physorg.com/news...
In solar cells, tweaking the tiniest of parts yields big jump in efficiency
"The technology has the potential to increase the efficiency of solar cells up to 45 percent" - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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"Intel is also the only supplier of Thunderbolt controllers. Without Intel's permission, no other company can make a Thunderbolt controller. This last point is extremely important. The chances of Intel building a Thunderbolt controller for an ARM platform are very slim. Intel could eventually allow Apple and other companies to make their own Thunderbolt controllers, but that decision is Intel's alone to make." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Detroit auto show signals a turnaround for the industry - http://www.latimes.com/busines...
Detroit auto show signals a turnaround for the industry
Detroit auto show signals a turnaround for the industry
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"Signs that the auto industry recovery is likely to continue this year are everywhere at the North American International Auto Show — massive two-story video screens, dozens of futuristic concept and previously unseen vehicles and thousands of car parts suppliers and vendors." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has resolved to take an online computer coding course. The mayor is joining more than 180,000 people currently taking part in Code Year, a campaign to encourage more people to program." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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"The future of the U.S. Global Positioning System is taking shape in a vast white room south of Denver, where workers are piecing together the first of more than 30 satellites touted as the most powerful, reliable and versatile yet. The new generation of satellites, known as Block III, will improve the accuracy of military and civilian GPS receivers to within three feet, compared with 10 feet now, according to the Congressional Budget Office." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
That's way too big to fit in my car. - Akiva
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New Reactors Mean New Life For Nuclear - http://energy.aol.com/2011...
New Reactors Mean New Life For Nuclear
"The headlines should come somewhere between December and March 2012 when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, if all goes as expected, will okay building up to four new nuclear reactors. The licenses for two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at Southern Co.'s Plant Vogtle in Georgia, followed quickly by two more at SCANA's Summer station in South Carolina, will be the first granted since the 1970s" - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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Mazda i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System - http://www.motorward.com/2011...
Mazda i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System
"2012 Mazdas will be fitted with a new kind of regenerative braking system called i-ELOOP. This invention of Mazda is the first of its kind in the world to use a capacitor, and it results in 10 percent better fuel economy." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
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