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Scientists report first solar cell producing more electrons in photocurrent than solar photons entering cell

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from ...
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Facebook rolls out 'Timeline' feature to all users

Facebook on Thursday began transforming profile pages into interactive digital scrapbooks that let members of the world's leading online social network tell the stories of their lives.
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Nanotechnology May Lead To The End Of Laundry - Forbes

Nanotechnology May Lead To The End Of Laundry - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Thanks to advances in nanotechnology, several companies are working on fabrics that repel water, stains and bacteria - and may make laundry a thing of the past.
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Tiny Solar Cell Could Make a Big Difference

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently validated greater than 41 percent efficiency at a concentration of 1,000 suns for tiny cells made by Semprius — one of the highest efficiencies recorded at this...
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The Future of Marketing 2012 and Beyond | Futurist.com: Futurist Speaker Glen Hiemstra

via my friend and futurist colleague @glenhiemstra The Future of Marketing 2012 and Beyond http://t.co/DKYXTE3D...
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Despite Delay, the 100-Watt Bulb Is on Its Way Out

Despite Delay, the 100-Watt Bulb Is on Its Way Out | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A rider on an omnibus spending bill prohibits the Energy Department from enforcing new efficiency standards on light bulbs. But the industry is unlikely to change course now.
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Data mining without prejudice - MIT News Office

Data mining without prejudice - MIT News Office | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.
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Week in review: takedown smackdown, black holes, "Retina" MacBook Pros, and much more

Week in review: takedown smackdown, black holes, "Retina" MacBook Pros, and much more | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It was a busy week for Ars as the staff convened in Chicago for some much-needed face time. It was also a busy week in the world of tech news.
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Almost.... TME World of Marketing

Almost.... TME World of Marketing | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Almost... TME World of Marketing - but not quite. This paper is fully automated so contents tends to be a bit shaky at times.Enter intelligent curation - human filtering for insights that really matter.
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The Push-Button School of Tomorrow (1958)

The Push-Button School of Tomorrow (1958) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The May 5, 1958 edition of Arthur Radebaugh's Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think, showed off the high-tech school of tomorrow.
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The Paleofuture Blog is moving!

The Paleofuture Blog is moving! | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
I started the Paleofuture blog in 2007 as part of a writing class I was taking at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At the time I thought that I'd maybe keep it up for just a couple of months.
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String theory researchers simulate big-bang on supercomputer

(PhysOrg.com) -- A trio of Japanese physicists have applied a reformulation of string theory, called IIB, whereby matrices are used to describe the properties of the physical universe, on a supercomputer, to effectively show that the universe...
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3-D Photovoltaics Could Revolutionize Solar Power

Technology Review - Engineers say replacing flat panels with three dimensional structures can significantly change the economics of solar power generation.
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2012 Predictions: Alicia Eler

2012 Predictions: Alicia Eler | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It's the end of a big week here at ReadWriteWeb. For one, we just got acquired by SAY Media.
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Irish newspaper looks at the 50 things that have been killed by technology

Irish newspaper looks at the 50 things that have been killed by technology | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Irish newspaper looks at the 50 things that have been killed by technology (50 Things We Don't Do Anymore http://t.co/TvCVpw8I...)...
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The Futurist Daily

The Futurist Daily | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by The Futurist . (RT @Theyear2030 The Futurist Daily is out!
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Can science predict a hit song?

Can science predict a hit song? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Most people remember listening to the official UK top 40 singles chart and watching the countdown on Top of the Pops, but can science work out which songs are more likely to 'make it' in the chart?
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NASA - Down to Earth Future Aircraft

Down to Earth Future Aircraft (108 years ago today, the Wright Brothers flew the first powered airplane. How far we've come!
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28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1 | Impact Lab

28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1 | Impact Lab | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Futurist Thomas Frey: very exciting year ahead. 2012 is a year where many competing trends will collide, and through those collisions we will see new (28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1: Futurist Thomas Frey: very exciting year ahead.
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Physicists report nanotechnology feat with proteins

Physicists report nanotechnology feat with proteins | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA physicists have made nanomechanical measurements of unprecedented resolution on protein molecules.
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Physics World Picks Top ten breakthroughs for 2011

The two physics stories that dominated the news in 2011 were questions rather than solid scientific results, namely "Do neutrinos travel faster than light?" and "Has the Higgs boson been found?".
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