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    Phone calls cost 8 times more in some EU states

    AFP, Published on 06/08/2013

    » The cost of making mobile phone calls remains a national lottery -- up to eight times higher in the most expensive EU countries compared to the cheapest, the European Commission said Tuesday.

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    Peugeot unveils petrol hybrid using compressed air

    AFP, Published on 23/01/2013

    » French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen unveiled Tuesday a petrol hybrid engine that stores energy using compressed air which it hopes will be a game-changing technology to improve energy efficiency.

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    Exploring the elements

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 24/08/2012

    » The students peer into a hole, and keep moving to peek into the next hole _ then another one and another. The gaps on the black wall draw the attention of the young visitors with the promise of fascination and mystery. Through the holes, students can decipher ancient jaws, or a piece of something prehistoric.

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    Energy-starved Pakistan eyes solar power

    AFP, Published on 27/03/2012

    » From mosques, to homes and streets, Pakistanis are increasingly seeing the light and realising that year-round sun may be a cheap if partial answer to an enormous energy crisis.

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    India's Tata to launch Nano car in Bangladesh

    AFP, Published on 15/10/2011

    » India's Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, will go on sale in Bangladesh on Saturday -- but with a price tag nearly triple what it is at home.

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    N. Z. inventor readies 'jetski for the skies'

    AFP, Published on 07/06/2011

    » Whizzing around with your own personal jetpack may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin aims to have his "jetski for the skies" on the market within 18 months.

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    Israeli premier embraces new media

    AFP, Published on 31/03/2011

    » Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu held an electronic forum on Wednesday, taking questions from the public through the Internet while local TV and YouTube screened his answers.

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    Planes, robots & automobiles

    Brunch, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 07/11/2010

    » A bladeless fan that helps save energy in air-conditioners. A security robot that can replace security guards in high-risk areas. A remote-controlled model aeroplane that can target designated points. A hydrogen car. The recent TechnoMart-InnoMart 2010 event brought to the fore a slew of gadgets and innovations by Thai inventors that prove there is no lack of creativity and technological know-how in the local market.

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    Perish the thought

    Database, Published on 28/07/2010

    » The alleged "plan" by Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij to change the current yuppiephone concession contracts - and incidentally mortally wound Shin Corp and its No 1 network Advanced Info Service although that's not the purpose, perish the thought - has thrown business, government, regulators and even the Senate into a tizzy; the kindest people said Mr Korn had good intentions, lousy planning; others were not so charitable; they noted that his plan to issue AIS, Dtac of Norway and True Move of Thailand with 15-year licences was highly questionable in legal terms, and almost impossible to regulate; Anant Vorathitipong, vice-chairman of the Senate subcommittee on communications technology, warned that the minister could land the government in lawsuits up to taxpayers' necks.

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    Unclogging the networks

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 04/08/2010

    » While most of today's modern 3G data plans talk of megabytes of data, airtime minutes are still important and telcos need tools to help them see the hidden congestion that is clogging up their networks to provide a better end user experience.

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