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+ - Ed Roberts, Personal Computer Pioneer, 1941-2010-> 2

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jcr writes "CNET and the Huffpo both report the death of Henry Edward Roberts, best known to all of us as the inventor of the Altair computer, at the age of 88 from pneumonia.

As it happens, I never got to use an Altair, but I did meet Ed once, back in the mid-1980s. Since that time, I've never referred to the Altair bus as the "S100" bus, since I agree with him that an inventor is entitled to name his invention.

-jcr"

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+ - Non-toxic, paper batteries->

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jcr writes "Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a combination battery/capacitor by infusing carbon nanotubes and electrolytes into a paper substrate. The material can be folded, rolled up, or molded to any convenient shape with no effect on power capacity. Operating temperature range is -100 to 300 degrees Farenheit, which beats any other battery I've ever heard of."
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