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A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.
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The fact that China hasn’t approved any commercial GMO planting since 2009 reflects public fears.
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Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.
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Mantis Vision is developing 3-D scanning technology that could end up in lots of tablets.
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