Solar panels generate energy from the sun that must be stored in expensive batteries in order for it to be sustainable. The OSU researchers say that a rechargeable battery would lower the cost of storing and using that energy.
While HTC's sales slip, the overall smartphone market isbuoyant. Researcher IDC predicts worldwide smartphone shipmentswill expand by 24 percent this year, while Silicon Valleypowerhouse Apple Inc moved a record number of newiPhones during the models' first weekend of sales.
We are not seeking to walk away from our international commitments. I hope that our European partners will accept that this change is right for Britain and respects human rights in our country. But if they cannot do so, the original Convention treaty gives us the right to walk away altogether, and we will have no alternative but to exercise that right. We would do so, however, safe in the knowledge that the rights and responsibilities laid out in the original Convention are enshrined in British law.
Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying agreed to open talks withpro-democracy protesters but refused to stand down. He and hisChinese government backers made clear that they would not backdown in the face of the city's worst unrest in decades.