February 27th, 2010 | brainjuice
- Nanotube Thermocells Hold Promise as Energy Source
"A study published in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat discarded by chemical plants, automobiles and solar cell farms. Dr. Ray Baughman, director of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, collaborated with an international team of researchers on the findings."
- Slow sales of Pre force Palm to cut forecast
"Palm is back on the ropes. The smartphone pioneer slashed revenue forecasts Thursday because sales of its Pre handsets have been slow." Why didn't I buy a Pre? I don't trust Palm not to orphan the device, or to manage their apps ecosystem sanely.