GM and Honda to co-develop fuel cell technology Autos.ca GM and Honda have entered an agreement to co-develop hydrogen fuel cell technology they hope will produce consumer-grade product in seven years. "This collaboration builds upon Honda and GM's strengths as leaders in hydrogen fuel cell technology," said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. "We are convinced this is the best way to develop this important technology, which has the potential to help reduce the dependence on petroleum and establish sustainable mobility."
SIAST expands AG tech program The StarPhoenix Brett McCorkell will be able to begin a career as an agricultural technician a year ahead of schedule, as SIAST has doubled the enrolment for that program. "I like working with my hands and ever since I was a little kid I've liked looking at farm machinery, figuring out how it worked," the 28-year-old said. "So being able to actually figure out how it works instead of just imagining it in my head as a little kid will be interesting and fun."
New solar cars defy sci-fi reputation CBC News There are many ways to describe the solar-powered cars of today. A flying saucer with wheels. A teardrop with a cockpit. A drivable airplane wing. One word that never seems to come to mind is practical. A new generation of engineers is hoping to change that perception by introducing solar cars that nearly anyone could see themselves driving around town.
New space-observatory technology reveals a spectacular HD universe Daily Galaxy Galileo would have loved this. Unique new space technology at Gemini South Observatory in Chile takes the removal of atmospheric distortions (using adaptive optics technology) to a new level. The release of seven ultrasharp, large-field images from the instrument's first science observations demonstrate its remarkable discovery potential.
Delhi to be hub of high technology industry News Track India The Delhi government hopes to make the city a hub of high technology and skilled economic activities, Delhi Industry Minister Haroon Yusuf said. The minister told an event here that with the advent of Delhi's new industrial policy for 2012-21, the capital's economic profile would change from one of low-skilled to high-tech and high-skilled economy.
Lighter insulation from new nanotechnology Daily Commercial News Given that the architecture-engineering sector is responsible for a lot of the world's energy consumption, scientists are working, with some urgency, to find ways of developing technologies to improve building energy performance.
Japan robot ready for space conversation experiment Winnipeg Free Press The world's first space conversation experiment between a robot and humans is ready to be launched. Developers from the Kirobo project, named after kibo or hope in Japanese and robot, gathered in Tokyo to demonstrate the humanoid robot's ability to talk.
Experts: A nanotechnology fix for nicotine dependence Nano Werk A chemical component present in the nightshade family of plants is one of the world's most tenaciously addictive substances. It is the nicotine contained in tobacco and found in high concentrations in cigarettes. Smoking remains a global scourge in the U.S. it is the leading source of preventable death.
PH leads in use of biotechnology Inquirer Business International agricultural experts cited the Philippines for being a leader in the promotion of biotechnology in food production as well as for making the list of 18 so-called mega-countries that grow genetically modified (GM) or transgenic crops. These statements were raised at a forum held at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.