As users get more and more comfortable with the touch screen paradigm via increased use of smart phones and tablets, it definitely ups the ante for deployment of the same interface technology on other kinds of platforms. This seems like a good alternative to help defray some of the high costs of touch screen technology so manufacturers can stay with the times without having to pass on the expense to customers. I'm assuming there are or will be other alternatives with the same value proposition.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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