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iPhone App Helps Doctors Diagnose Stroke

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With a few scrolls and clicks on an iPhone, doctors can now look at 3D brain images and diagnose a stroke. A study from the University of Calgary suggests that doctors using the app are 94 to 100 per cent accurate in diagnosing acute stroke, compared to a traditional medical diagnostic work station. ResolutionMD Mobile delivers advanced visualization of 2D and 3D, CT and MR images directly to a doctor’s cellphone.

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Ortsbo Translation Software Review

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The Ortsbo iPhone app is currently undergoing review to be available on the Apple App Store. The Commobility and Intertainment Media teams are also working on apps for platforms including Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which are scheduled to launch summer 2011.

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Piggyback Concept combines Phone, Tablet and Laptop into one device

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Brooks Benefiel's Piggyback Tablet is a three-in-one concept that could render purchasing individual tablets and netbooks unnecessary. The Piggyback Tablet concept uses a smartphone to power a tablet and netbook computer. While Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone has an optional laptop dock, the phone only becomes a netbook when plugged in, whereas when plugged into the Piggyback, the phone becomes both a tablet and a netbook

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Cheaper Catalyst Could Accelerate Hydrogen Fuel Development

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Researchers from the United States and Denmark have found an inexpensive alternative to platinum, the pricey catalyst traditionally used in hydrogen fuel production. The researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University and the Technical University of Denmark developed a molybdenum sulfide catalyst that shows a potentially viable solution for making cheap hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water.

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Freshwater + Seawater to Power Batteries

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Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in the amount of salt between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity. Potential sites for a power plant that utilize the battery would be anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such as river mouths or estuaries.

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Quantum Optics Researchers Store Information in a Single Atom

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Researchers with the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany have managed to store quantum information in a single atom. The researchers wrote the quantum state of single particles of light, called photons, into a rubidium atom and read it out again after a certain storage time. This technique could potentially be used to design powerful quantum computers and to network them with each other across large distances.

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Wireless, Self-Powered sensors can be controlled by Android App

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EnOcean has created self-powered, energy-harvesting sensors which monitor the temperature and light settings of a building and adjust them accordingly. The wireless technology functions to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs in buildings and industrial facilities. EnOcean’s wireless modules are in use in over 100,000 buildings. The sensors are located in EnOcean’s light switches.

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Artificial Leaf Could Power Home on 1 Gallon of Water a Day

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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first feasible artificial leaf. While the leaf doesn’t look anything like its plant inspiration, it works in a similar way. The leaf is a solar cell the size of a poker card, and it mimics the process of photosynthesis by using water and sunlight converting it into energy. In this case the energy is electricity.

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Porsche’s First Plug-in Hybrid Available For Pre-sale At $850,000

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The 918 Spyder has been given the green light for production and is pre-selling at the price of US $850,000. Of course it will be limited to 918 units, production is scheduled to start on September 18, 2013 - delivery of the first vehicles ordered should start in November 2013. The sooner the car is ordered, the sooner it will be manufactured - provided you pay out almost a million dollars.

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