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[21 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
New Engine Design Sparks Interest

Technology.am (Apr. 21, 2009) — Carmelo Scuderi Group Monday uncovered a prototype of its fuel-saving new engine design in Detroit. They may have made more fuel-efficient design for the internal combustion engine.
Carmelo Scuderi had developed the idea for his unusual engine design mainly through mathematical calculations related to heat, friction and the burning of fuel in a cylinder.
His design involves grouping an engine’s cylinders in pairs, with each pair focusing on specific tasks. One cylinder does nothing but intake and compression. It is partnered with another that does …

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[20 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
9 New X chromosome Genes linked to Learning Disabilities

Technology.am (Apr.20 , 2009) — Researchers have uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that lead to learning disabilities. They studied almost all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities.
The team also detected that about 1-2% of X chromosome genes, when knocked-out, have no apparent effect on an individual’s ability to function in the ordinary world.
The newly identified genes play roles in a wide range of biological processes suggesting that disruption too many cellular machines can damage the nervous system.
It is found that …

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[20 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Agreement Reached on Common ‘Plug’ for Electric Cars

Technology.am (Apr.20 , 2009) — To develop a common plug is a big step towards the mass production of electric cars.
The automotive and energy companies have made an agreement to make common “plug” to recharge electric cars.
The three-point, 400-volt plug, will be launched on Monday at the world’s biggest industrial technology fair in Hanover, Northern Germany, this plug will allow electric cars to be recharged anywhere within minutes.
“A car must be able to be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or …

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[18 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Uses Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Greener Surveillance

Technology.am (Apr. 18, 2009) — The Office of Naval Research Laboratory has developed “Ion Tiger”, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that incorporates a hydrogen fuel cell, which can travel farther and carry heavier payloads than earlier battery-powered designs.
Now, fuel cell powered UAVs are taking flight as an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored program to help tactical decision-makers gather critical information more efficiently… and more quietly.
The UAVs would be piloted remotely or autonomously, and have long provided extra “eyes in the sky” especially for missions that are too dangerous …

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[18 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Important Breakthrough of Silicon-based Photonic Integrated Circuits

Technology.am (Apr. 18, 2009) — Nature Photonics has published the first experimental proof of all-optical ultra-fast communication signal processing with silicon-based devices for transmission speeds above 100Gbit/s.
Researchers from University of Karlsruhe, IMEC and its associated laboratory INTEC at Ghent University, Lehigh University and ETH Zürich fabricated an innovative optical waveguide structure by combining deep-ultraviolet lithography, standard CMOS processing and organic molecular beam deposition. This so-called silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) approach enables the fabrication of waveguides which pave the way towards all-optical processing, where photons do no longer need to be converted …

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Researchers Discovered Vast Black Coral Forest

Technology.am (Apr. 17, 2009) — Using an underwater robot, marine biologists found almost 30,000 colonies of corel. This is the first time these rare species are observed in their natural habitat. These black coral amulets were once believed to protect against diseases and evil spirits.
Marine biologists at Italy’s Institute for Environmental Protection and Research found almost 30,000 colonies of Antipathella subpinnata coral at a depth of between180 and 328 feet. The coral was found near the town of Scilla, off the coast Calabria in southern Italy.
“Images taken by …

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[16 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Electric Car as Storage Battery for Regenerative Power

Technology.am (Apr. 16, 2009) — Fraunhofer researchers explore an idea that an electric car can stores power and, depending on variable utility rates, returns it to the power grid over the course of a day?
Fraunhofer Energy Alliance Researchers are examining ways to make this vision a reality “The electric car as storage battery for regenerative power.”
Scientists are working on a software program that intelligently controls the charge and discharge process of a battery. When energy prices are low, it charges the battery. If prices become high again, it returns …

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[16 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
$5 Kyoto Box Solar Cooker Prevent Deforestation in Africa

Technology.am (Apr. 16, 2009) — Deforestation is a huge problem in Africa, the invention of the Kyoto Box, can solve this problem, the inventor hopes the stove could halve firewood use, saving trees and preventing carbon emissions.
The Kyoto Box is targeted at people who currently use firewood, a fuel that takes the rural poor hours of hard labor per day to collect, and can cause health problems when the fumes from the often primitive stoves are breathed in the home.
The box costs just $5 to make, but the goal is …

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[16 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nissan Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Launch in Arizona

Technology.am (Apr. 16, 2009) — Nissan has promised to provide its electric vehicles to the Phoenix area, as well as the Tucson area, for public and private fleets by the end of 2010, the Renault-Nissan Alliance plans to announce Thursday.
The energy technology company Ecotality plans to also announce on Thursday an expansion of its chain of electric charging stations beyond the Tucson Metro area stations it announced in March.
The total plan, which includes partnerships with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and Pima Association of Governments (PAG), is that …