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Scientists Discover Virus to Power Smartphones

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Scientists in the US have discovered a virus that may someday power your smartphone.


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Worldwide Smartphone Use Projected To Jump 25% in 2014

Worldwide Smartphone Use Projected To Jump 25% in 2014

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — New research from eMarketer projects that world monthly ownership of smartphones should reach $1.76 billion this year up by 25% from 2013. Almost one quarter of the world population will use smartphones this year and just under one third will be using a smart phone by 2017. The United States remains the second largest smartphone market in the world after China. Total current use in the U.S. is 163.9 million smartphone owners. By 2015, eMarketer projects that 15 countries will have more than half to their populations adopting smartphones. This worldwide embrace of technology will have a significant influence on media usage, eCommerce and marketing. Video provided by TheStreet
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Brazil: The Solar Project in Florianpolis

Brazil: The Solar Project in Florianpolis

Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) — Solar power has so far played a minor role in Brazil. But now, with German aid, the country's largest photovoltaic power plant is being installed in the state of Santa Catarina, with a target capacity of 1 megawatt. Until now, only 2.5 MW of Brazil's power portfolio has been covered by solar, less than the 0.01% of the solar power share in Germany. Yet in the Earths largest tropical country, the potential is unlimited.
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Rust Brings Boost to Solar Energy Potential, Say Scientists

Rust Brings Boost to Solar Energy Potential, Say Scientists

Reuters (Feb. 8, 2013) — Using the power of sunlight, Swiss scientists are developing methods of extracting inexpensive, safely transportable, hydrogen fuel from iron oxide - commonly known as rust. The process essentially converts solar power into hydrogen, vastly increasing the potential of solar energy to serve as a viable renewable energy source across the world. Jim Drury met the scientists behind the research.
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Himax: A Potential Google Glass Winner With Its Leading Technology

Himax: A Potential Google Glass Winner With Its Leading Technology

TheStreet (Feb. 13, 2014) — (TheStreet) -- Trifecta Stocks Portfolio Manager Bryan Ashenberg highlights Himax Technologies as an interesting play on Google Glass. Himax just reported a modest beat with its fourth-quarter revenue as earnings came in-line with consensus. The company gave inline forward guidance.Himax has been diversifying its dependence on the LCD TV marketplace into smartphones and tablets and has been building a business in TV chipsets, power management chips, CMOS image sensors, touch panel controllers, and liquid crystal on silicon or LCoS displays, which are being used in applications including Google Glass. The stock seems to trade mainly around the LCoS technology even though its just a sliver of the company's offerings, though it is certainly the most exciting! Video provided by TheStreet
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