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Biotech

+ - Finalists for UK Engineering Prize Selected->

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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."
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Role Playing (Games)

+ - Vivendi and Activision join Forces->

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foobsr writes "As a $18.9 billion company, Activision Blizzard will become the biggest games publisher, defeating EA. Since Vivendi is covering music, television, video games, and cell phones whereas Activision seems to emphasize on social networking, one might expect an era of gaming environments with the potential to replace reality."
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Google

+ - Google goes green->

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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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