This Futuristic Boat Just Circumnavigated the Globe on Solar Power

By Alexis Madrigal A pioneering ship proves a point about the possibilities of renewable energy. For the past 19 months, the Turanor PlanetSolar has been on a voyage around the world powered only by 38,000 SunPower solar cells. On May 4, the boat will return to Monaco, completing a trip that it began in September of 2010. The 537 square meters of solar panels power six banks of lithium-ion batteries. On a g ...

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RIM assures fans the keyboard will stay on BlackBerry

Research in Motion said yesterday it will continue to offer physical keyboards on future BlackBerry models. Reports suggested RIM would ditch the physical keys that are favoured by its users, but chief executive Thorsten Heins said RIM won't lose the focus on physical keypads. Touchscreen BlackBerrys without physical keyboards have largely flopped. Heins had unveiled a proto-type touchscreen BlackBerry on W ...

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Samsung Galaxy S III unveiled, coming later this month

As promised, Samsung unveiled its next generation Galaxy smartphone at company's Mobile Unpacked event in London. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S III, the smartphone improves on the predecessor in many ways. First, you've got the addition of quad core processor, in the form of company's own Exynos 4 Quad. It has four cores clocked at 1.4GHz. It also runs on Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich', but as expected it wi ...

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Technology & Health: Mobile phones not harmful says government scientists

There is  no "convincing evidence" that long-term use of mobile phones causes cancer, says a new report, although it still advises caution. Although the report from government scientists said overall the results have not indicated that mobile phone usage causes brain tumours or any other type of cancer, it conceded that they could not be entirely sure. This is because there was "little information beyond 15 ...

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Conference on energy, climate and water management

Islamabad—The SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) supported by Freidrich Naumann Foundation, Fur Die Freiheit, Regional office, New Delhi will organize Conference on Energy, Climate Change and Water Management in South Asia on Monday, the 30th April 2012. The conference will also be inaugurated by Chairman National Disaster Ma ...

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Samsung overtakes Nokia in cell phone shipments

London: South Korean mobile maker Samsung has overtaken Nokia to become the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, according to a report. Research firm Strategy Analytics revealed that in the first quarter of 2012 Samsung shipped 93 million mobile handsets phones compared to almost 83 million by Nokia. The firm said its IT and mobile communications division, which manufactures the smartphones, made an oper ...

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