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Simbol Materials opens an operation in California to extract lithium, zinc, and other metals for batteries from the discharge of geothermal plants.
Sanyo XX batteries offer good looks, low discharge, and high capacity for demanding electronics.
Sony says the battery has a capacity retention north of 80 percent after 2,000 charge-discharge cycles. Plus, it charges quicker.
PG&E unveils a bidirectional vehicle to grid technology for electric-cars
Metrolight has been riding a surge of demand for its power-saving device used to control high-intensity discharge lights.
Sony and Candescent Technologies said they will extend their partnership to jointly develop high-voltage Field Emission Display (FED) technology for next-generation flat-panel monitors. The new pact extends their October 1998 agreement until December 2001. The technology can be used to create full-color displays in which each pixel on a screen produces light separately via a corresponding electrical discharge array.
Timothy McVeigh, the U.S. Navy sailor who was temporarily ordered discharged after Navy officials used evidence from America Online, has been promoted to the highest enlisted rank, according to the Associated Press. McVeigh had gotten the discharge order after the Navy linked him to an AOL account and claimed it proved McVeigh was gay. A federal judge barred the Navy from discharging McVeigh. The Navy is appealing.
The discharge of Navy Senior Chief Tim McVeigh was delayed again, and so was a related court decision. Because McVeigh is technically on leave, the Navy will put off its discharge at least until Tuesday. Meanwhile, McVeigh is awaiting a court ruling, also expected Tuesday, on whether the Navy broke the law when it asked America Online to divulge McVeigh's identity and link him to a screen profile that identified him as gay.