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foobsr (693224) writes "Wired informs us that, finally, the Googlephone will be on sale in the beginning of 2010. And it is already in use: "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1; en-us; Nexus One Build/ERD56C) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17". The device is unlocked." Link to Original Source top
foobsr writes "Today the the four finalists for the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award have been made known to the Public. Candidates cover a broad range: a catalytic coverter to clean diesel emissions, a cool robotic retrieval system working at -80C, a sensor on a chip that can detect explosives, and the i-Limb (already featured here), a bionic hand that you might be in need of if the sensor failed you. The BBC has a concise summary." Link to Original Source top
foobsr writes "As a $18.9 billion company, Activision Blizzard will become the biggest games publisher, defeating EA. Since Vivendi is covering music, television, video games, and cell phones whereas Activision seems to emphasize on social networking, one might expect an era of gaming environments with the potential to replace reality." Link to Original Source top
foobsr writes "Google today announced it would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to make "Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal" in the near future. Larry Page stated: "With talented technologists, great partners and significant investments, we hope to rapidly push forward. Our goal is to produce one gigawatt of renewable energy capacity that is cheaper than coal. We are optimistic this can be done in years, not decades." This probably adds some new semantics to GoogleEarth." Link to Original Source top
foobsr writes "Drawing on the molecular structure of seashells, scientists at the University of Michigan have created a transparent nanocomposite lighter than steel, but of the same strength. The material is built one nanoscale layer after another by a machine developed by the researchers. ScienceDaily and nanowerk have details."
foobsr writes | about 4 years ago
By accident, I stumbled across this one: "This section needs references that appear in reliable third-party publications. Primary sources or sources affiliated with the subject are generally not sufficient for a Wikipedia article. Please add more appropriate citations from reliable sources."
Yes, historians should now refrain from digging for primary sources.