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Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this problem, Stanford University researchers have created a …

Ebola crisis: US doctor working in Liberia tests positive

• Dr Kent Brantly working at computer but 'not out of the woods' • Doctor's family had been living with him, but have returned to US<p>An American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Liberia after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in the West African …

Fixing the Nexus 5: with a new version of Android, Google tackles the camera

Android 4.4.1 is coming to help you take better pictures<p>Only a few years ago, Dave Burke remembers, cellphone users were just happy to have a camera at all. But expectations have changed. "If you have a smartphone, people want it to take pictures like a DSLR. Even in one year the quality bar and …

Thailand Secretly Sells Myanmar Refugees To Human Trafficking Rings

Thai immigration officials said he was being deported to Myanmar. In fact, they sold Ismail, 23, and hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims to human traffickers, who then spirited them into brutal jungle camps.<p>As thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar to escape religious persecution, a Reuters …

Asia

German railways to test anti-graffiti drones

<b>Germany's national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test small drones to try to reduce the amount of graffiti being sprayed on its property.</b><p>The idea is to use airborne infra-red cameras to collect evidence, which could then be used to prosecute vandals who deface property at night.<p>A company …

Europe