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The team’s objective is to recharge an electric car in less than 30 minutes, without severely reducing the operating lifetime of the batteries or causing other problems. The project, conducted by the Electric Vehicle Team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), started almost a year ago, and has gathered worldwide interest: Japanese manufacturer Nissan is considering implementing the system in its Nissan Leaf, a pure electric five-passenger car to be introduced in the U.S. during 2011. Lennon Rodgers, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering and a member of the MIT Electric Vehicle Team, recently presented a paper on the team’s tests at the 12th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies in Montreal.
The new device is tiny – even smaller than some viruses – and in comparison to contemporary probes, it is 100-times smaller. Thanks to its nanotechnology-based design, the device allows scientists to probe cells without damaging them.
Type 1 diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus that results from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can add Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy to his list of enemies.
16 January 2011 Last updated at 21:04 GMT A curfew is still in place in Tunisia
By Aurelien Girard Epoch Times Staff Created: January 5, 2011 Last Updated: January 5, 2011 The headquarters of France pharmaceutiacal company Servier, in Neuilly Sur Seine.
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force , the U.S. Navy , the University of Alaska , and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). [ 1 ]
Many of the hallmarks of the 2000 dot-com bubble seem to be present again, what with Goldman Sachs' interest in Facebook, the mind-boggling valuations of Groupon and Living Social, and the growth of the mobile app industry.
This post is part of our special coverage of Tunisia Revolution 2011 . After weeks of popular upraising , and a dramatic 24 hours when in rapid succession, ex president Ben Ali fled Tunisia to seek asylum in Saudi Arabia , his prime minister took power, only to be replaced a few hours later by the head of Tunisian Parliament, and with elections now planned to take place in two month, the 600,000-strong Tunisian diaspora living in France gathered today, saturday 15th, in the streets.