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Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

July 14, 2014 10:59 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor....

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

July 14, 2014 10:57 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | Comments

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent shares of the nation's largest e-commerce company up nearly 6 percent on Friday....

AETI launches subsidiary in Brazil

July 14, 2014 10:50 am | Comments

American Electric Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of a new company subsidiary, M&I Electric Brazil. M&I Electric provides a full range of turnkey power delivery solutions including power distribution, power conversion, power control/automation systems, and power construction and

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Solar expectations rise for Brazil as auctions announced

July 14, 2014 10:01 am | Comments

Brazil’s plan to auction 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity through 2018 comes as welcome news for the global solar industry as the ambitious plan is expected to catalyze solar growth in Latin America, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) announced a so-called...

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ORNL wins eight R&D 100s

July 14, 2014 9:37 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received eight R&D 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year's top technological innovations. "These awards recognize the tremendous value of our National Labs," said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz....

Out of an hours-long explosion, a stand-in for the first stars

July 14, 2014 9:32 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Astronomers analyzing a long-lasting blast of high-energy light observed in 2013 report finding features strikingly similar to those expected from an explosion from the universe's earliest stars. If this interpretation is correct, the outburst validates ideas about a recently identified class of gamma-ray burst....

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Deep within spinach leaves, vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

July 14, 2014 9:29 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers life on our planet....

Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

July 14, 2014 9:27 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch. Researchers from Brown University, Shanxi University and Tsinghua University in China have shown that a cluster of 40 boron atoms forms a hollow molecular cage....

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Rutgers chemists develop technology to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel

July 14, 2014 9:23 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels. The new technology is a novel catalyst that performs almost as well as cost-prohibitive platinum for so-called electrolysis reactions....

Billionaire Elon Musk giving $1M to Tesla museum

July 14, 2014 9:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name. The Tesla Science Center announced Elon Musk's donation on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday....

Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

July 14, 2014 9:17 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | Comments

Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the expensive conversion from film to digital....

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

July 14, 2014 9:12 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones....

Army tests putting NERO electronic warfare jammer on UAVs

July 11, 2014 2:18 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

Last month within the mountainous terrain of The Great Salt Lake Desert at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, the U.S. Army conducted flight testing of an unmanned airborne electronic attack capability known as NERO, or the Networked Electronic Warfare Remotely Operated.

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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

July 11, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court. The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it wouldn't settle...

Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

July 11, 2014 1:43 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times....

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