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Submission + - (drum fill) The Google Phone (wired.com) 1

foobsr 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.

Submission + - Finalists for UK Engineering Prize Selected (raeng.org.uk)

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."

Submission + - Google goes green (google.com)

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."
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Submission + - Nanotechnology Makes 'Plastic Steel' a Reality

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."

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