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Submission + - Transparent solar cells made for your house, cars ->

Johnathan Martinez writes: "Imagine having a hybrid or electric car that uses sunlight that hits the windows during the day to charge itself. The windows of your house would look just like any other windows, except they are really solar cells in disguise. Several companies are on the verge of making transparent electronics a reality, including the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials."
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Submission + - How the Web Almost Never Was

An anonymous reader writes: I remember in the early 1990's when the web was being developed; Yahoo! was only 1 page, and there was believed to be only 100 web pages (not sites) in the whole world. The web had no ad banners, no PPC, and no commercial use. Domain name registration was free. Everyone believed the Internet was primarily used by college students. Some groups, like the RIAA, claimed the web & FTP sites were primarily used to transfer illegal music and therefor the world wide web should be shut down. This true story parallels the RIAA's current campaign against P2P sites, and explains why P2P technology (such as DNS) is necessary for the future of the web.

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.

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