Archive for September 23rd, 2009

Graphene, a future material for low-cost Li-ion batteries


Graphene, a two-dimension molecule made up of carbon atoms in hexagonal (honeycomb) layout, obtained by processing graphite in a laboratory, is promising to cause a big change in the field of integrated circuits, and not only. For example, it was recently discovered that by adding graphene to titanium dioxide while producing electrodes for batteries, the […]

Spying on an employee while he surfs the Web in the office? Now you can’t!


The case of a company sentenced to pay a fine to an employee has made headlines on several Italian online newspapers today. The firm was monitoring the guy’s online activity during office hours, gathering information that was later used against him in a disciplinary case. The Italian authority for privacy protection has ruled that companies […]