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"Smart" Window Detects Changing Seasons
2011-09-28 11:20:02

South Korean scientists have developed a new "smart" window that switches from summer to winter mode. The window darkens when the outside temperature is hot and becomes transparent when it gets cold in order to help capture heat from the Sun. The researchers said their method allows for an instantaneous switch from opaque to a transparent window. "This type of light control system may provide a new option for saving on heating, cooling and lighting costs through managing the light...

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2011-09-25 07:46:33

For the second time in less than a year, Groupon is searching for a new Chief Operating Officer, as the company announced Friday that Margo Georgiadis was leaving the company after just five months on the job. According to Reuters reports, Georgiadis has accepted a position with Google as the president of its Americas division. Her departure comes following the March resignation of then-COO Rob Solomon, and just before the company's highly-anticipated $750 million initial public offering,...

2011-09-19 10:00:00

In this PR News guidebook youâll find the latest best practices, strategies and tactics on PR measurement from some of the top thinkers in the field. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 This must-read PR Measurement Guidebook, Vol. 5 will teach you latest best practices, strategies and tactics on PR measurement from top thinkers in the PR industry. Youâll get insight on the Barcelona Principles from one of the measurement experts who actually helped craft...

Scientists Launching Giant Balloons To Study Climate Change
2011-09-14 12:35:56

  Scientists and engineers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford are launching a gigantic helium balloon to investigate the feasibility of climate engineering. The balloon is being launched in October and will investigate the engineering challenges posed by such a project. The university scientists will also be working with Marshall Aerospace on the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project. The 65-foot long balloon will rise 12...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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