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Apr
2016

Amazon takes on Netflix with standalone $9 per month Prime Video subscription

Online retailer Amazon announced this morning that it has started to offer its Prime Video service as a standalone subscription independent of its $99.99 annual Prime membership, which includes things like free two-day shipping, unlimited streaming of music, movies and television shows and other perks. In an effort to step up its challenge to Netflix, the e-commerce giant has […]

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17
Apr
2016

Apple rumored to be running a secret vehicle research and development lab in Germany

Influential German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung this morning ran a story on Apple’s rumored electric car, code-named Project Titan, claiming that the iPhone maker is running a secret vehicle research and development lab in the heart of Berlin. Apple’s 15-20 person “top class” team at the site is mostly comprised of engineers hired away from […]

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17
Apr
2016

World’s smallest engine powered by a single atom

A team of physicists has just created the world's smallest working engine from a single electrically-charged ...

A team of German physicists has just created the world's smallest working engine. Powered by a single electrically-charged calcium atom, the new device is claimed to have the equivalent thermodynamic efficiency (if scaled to size) of an average automobile engine. Basically a heat-exchange engine, its single-atom acts as both fuel and powerplant and is heated by electrical noise and cooled by laser beam.

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