Self-Service Wine Pumps Coming to U.S. Supermarkets

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The 500-liter Self-Serve Wine Vendor.

It seems like we get everything from automated vending kiosks these days, from cash to DVDs to postal service to gasoline. The French have simply taken the next logical step. Putting a modern (and greener) spin on an old way of doing business, a French vendor has begun selling wine by volume from 500- and 1,000-liter vending pumps in French supermarkets. All customers need is a container.

 

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IBM Helping To Develop A Hydraulic Hybrid

IBM Helping To Develop A Hydraulic Hybrid 

IBM is helping to develop a hydraulic hybrid (SHH) system — that promises dramatic fuel savings and environmental benefits — replaces the conventional drivetrain and transmission. The system uses hydraulic pumps and hydraulic storage tanks to capture and store energy, similar to what is done with electric motors and batteries in a hybrid electric vehicle.

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