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Emily Clark

1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor airplane

This rare Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor airplane is set to be auctioned in a No Reserve sale by the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company in January 2009. Recently restored to its original specifications, the plane has a fascinating history, having survived bullet fire during the World War II attack at Pearl Harbor.  Read More

Samsung Recycling Direct program

Samsung Electronics America has launched a "Recycling Direct program" dedicated to the take-back and recycling of its consumer electronics across all product lines. Effective immediately, the public can take their Samsung electronic goods sold in the United States to one of 174 fixed drop-off locations across the country and have them recycled free of charge.  Read More

Biolsolar Backsheet

A little under two months ago, Biosolar unveiled its BioBacksheet, an innovation which reduces the cost of solar cells by replacing traditional petroleum-based components with materials derived from renewable plant sources. The company has now announced details of improvements to the solar backsheet manufacturing technique that will help to further reduce the cost of production.  Read More

BeBook portable eReader

Dutch-based BeBook has launched its portable eReader in the UK, offering compatibility with over 20 eBook formats and a large choice of online stores from which to buy eBooks. The eReader incorporates Vizplex technology and precise one-handed navigation to help users enjoy their library of best sellers, cult classics or the latest magazines.  Read More

UPEK's FIPS 201 Fingerprint Module is now shipping on Dell laptops

Recently showed at the Biometrics Consortium Technology Expo in Florida, UPEK's its TCEFx1 USB fingerprint module uses the only silicon-based fingerprint sensor certified by the FBI for US government applications.  Read More

Significant growth predicted (Pictured: Samsung's Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC)

According to new data released by ABI Research, sales of UMDs (ultra-mobile devices) which reached just 10 million units in 2008 are tipped to exceed 200 million in 2013. With most major manufacturers having now entered the UMD consumer arena, this “new” category of portable computing is shaping up to be a significant market.  Read More

Envision Solar LifeVillage

Designed to address the problem of access to critical utilities in remote areas and developing nations that lack the necessary infrastructure, Envision Solar's modular self-contained LifeVillage integrates clean power and water treatment into buildings and communities, no matter what the location.  Read More

Bluetrek Bizz Bluetooth-Headset

Some two-in-one gadgets just don't gel (the microwave TV springs to mind) but others like the Bluetrek “Bizz” Bluetooth-Headset make perfect sense. The device is a headset for making hands-free phone calls that also integrates a USB stick for storing data as well as removing the need for a separate charger.  Read More

Plans unveiled for 100MW biomass facilities

The largest power supply cooperative in the US has announced plans to build up to three 100MW biomass electric generating facilities in the state of Georgia. Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s (OPC’s) power plants are designed to be carbon-neutral and utilize woody biomass, one of Georgia’s most abundant renewable resources.  Read More

Stephen Hawking to send DNA into space
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Along with daughter Lucy, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is planning to send his digitized DNA into space as part of NCsoft’s Operation Immortality. The pair hopes the exercise will help publicize the Archon X PRIZE for Genomics; a competition that will award $10 million to the first person or team that can sequence 100 human genomes within 10 days or less.  Read More

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