United State top total oil producing country at the end of 2012

The US was the top total oil producing country in the month of November and for the last quarter of 2012. Nextbigfuture had noted that the US probably passed Saudi Arabia in Dec, 2012 based on preliminary weekly statistics. The more thorough monthly statistics indicate it happened a month earlier. Top All Oil Liquid Producing …

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Panasonic power loader light exoskeleton

Panasonic has developed a power assist robot named “Power Loader”. It is being targeted for assisting construction workers and disaster relief crews. The new “Power Loader Light” is smaller than prior versions. Users of the exoskeleton can easily carry about 30kg in one arm. The commercial version should allow each wearer of the exoskeleton to …

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Tiny structure gives big boost to solar power

Princeton researchers have found a simple and economical way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power. The researchers, led by electrical engineer Stephen Chou, were able to increase the efficiency of the solar cells 175 percent …

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Broadcom Chief Technologist predicts 1 gbps wireless in 2027 while South Korea rolls out 100 Mbps wireless in 2013

One of several predictions by Broadcom chief technologist Henry Samueli is that by 2027, mobile devices will sport all-digital radios and Gbit/second cellular modems powered by 16-core apps processors running at 5 GHz. This prediction seems to be way too conservative. TheVerge – Korean carrier SK Telecom is hoping to push the limits of LTE …

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