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The 10th Annual Year in Ideas - Interactive Feature. Solar Energy Powerpoint Templates – Solar Energy Powerpoint Presentation Templates – Solar Energy Background Templates. Fuel Cell Automobiles The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Awaits.

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Nano. Bio. Space. Science news and science jobs from New Scientist. iFive: Qualcomm's Wi-Fi Push, Samsung's Super-Fast Memory, Goldman Sachs-Facebook, Kinect Sells 8 Million, GM's Powermats. Rumor has it that LinkedIn, the social net for business communications, is thinking the fresh new 2011 is a good year for an IPO--sources speaking to Reuters say it's rushing, and has already chosen its underwriters.

iFive: Qualcomm's Wi-Fi Push, Samsung's Super-Fast Memory, Goldman Sachs-Facebook, Kinect Sells 8 Million, GM's Powermats

Is the reason for the rush to beat Facebook to the market and grab mindshare? Anyway, on with real news: 1. Qualcomm, the maker behind key chips in many smartphones, has pulled off an enormous deal: It's buying Atheros for $3.2 billion. The deal, if it meets regulations, will give the cell phone chip maker access to key Wi-Fi fabrication technology that really expands its powers as a communications semiconductor maker. 2. 3. 4. 5. An Essay by Einstein. "How strange is the lot of us mortals!

An Essay by Einstein

Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving...

"I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves -- this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. "My political ideal is democracy. Office of Science and Technology Policy. April 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM EDTRequest for Information: Exploring the Use of APIs to Improve Access to Education ResourcesDespite the growing amount of information about higher education, many students and families still need access to clear, helpful resources to make informed decisions about going to – and paying for – college.

Office of Science and Technology Policy

President Obama has called for innovation in college access, including by making sure all students have easy-to-understand information.Now, the U.S. Department of Education needs your input on specific ways that we can increase innovation, transparency, and access to data. In particular, we are interested in how APIs (application programming interfaces) could make our data and processes more open and efficient. Innovative India water plant opens in Madras. 30 July 2010Last updated at 16:26 By Swaminathan Natarajan BBC Tamil The plant could provide a template for solving India's water problems A desalination plant which begins operating in Madras on Saturday will provide some of the cheapest drinking water in India, backers say.

Innovative India water plant opens in Madras

They say that the plant will supply 1,000 litres of drinking water for just over $1 and could well be a "template" for other coastal Indian cities. The company behind the plant says that it is the biggest in South Asia. It will provide 100 million litres of water a day to the city by filtering sea water under high pressure. In comparison, the government-run water board supplies about 650 million litres of water to the city's seven million residents. Competitively priced "We are using the advanced reverse osmosis technology.