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German government backs end-to-end encryption for email

March 10, 2015 1:28 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers, officials said Monday. From April onward De-Mail, an email service available to anyone in Germany ...

Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

March 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press | Comments

Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four electrical motors that power the plane's propellers. The cells also recharge four lithium polymer batteries....

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

March 10, 2015 1:20 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing ...

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Students leverage Internet2 Network to visit Lincoln Memorial

March 10, 2015 12:55 pm | Comments

Hundreds of students from six states are descending on the Lincoln Memorial today—without even leaving their classrooms. The students are participating in a free, live interactive videoconference program called the U.S. Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), a collaboration between ...

Futuristic library showcases potential of OLED lighting

March 10, 2015 8:44 am | by LG Chem | Comments

The library of Korea’s top university is now being spectacularly illuminated with the world’s next-generation lighting system: OLED, or Organic Light Emitting Diode lamps. Seoul National University is South Korea’s premier college — the country’s equivalent ...

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Shared opportunities for natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle markets

March 10, 2015 8:03 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Fueling stations that offer both hydrogen and natural gas could benefit distributors of both fuel types, says a new Sandia National Laboratories report, “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.” The ...

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ASU researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries

March 9, 2015 3:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss ...

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Simulations show how tablets and smartphones put stress on joints and muscles

March 9, 2015 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Spending hours on a computer or sending lots of text messages on a mobile phone can result in a stiff neck and sometimes even a strained thumb. Computer scientists in Saarbrücken have developed a procedure that simulates in a lifelike manner....

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Using atomic clocks to reduce the "noise" from laser light frequencies

March 9, 2015 3:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Atomic clocks are the most accurate clocks in the world. In an atomic clock, electrons jumping from one orbit to another decides the clock's frequency. To get the electrons to jump ...

Important advances in the development of next-gen lighting technologies

March 9, 2015 3:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal "Chemical Science". Lighting technology is in a state of change....

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Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices

March 9, 2015 3:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices. Jim Edgar, university distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has received ...

New technique expands possibilities for molecular designers

March 9, 2015 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broadly useful technique for building new drug molecules and other chemical products. The technique, reported March 9, 2015 as an Advance Online paper ...

Electrons in slow motion

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A process that is too fast to be measured and analysed. Yet a group of international scientists did not lose heart and conceived a sort of highly sophisticated moviola film-editing system, which allowed them to observe ...

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Quantum sensor's advantages survive entanglement breakdown

March 9, 2015 1:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing -- solving problems that classical computers can't, perfectly secure communication -- depends on a phenomenon called "entanglement," in which ...

The climate is starting to change faster

March 9, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

An analysis of changes to the climate that occur over several decades suggests that these changes are happening faster than historical levels and are starting to speed up. The Earth is now entering a period of changing climate ...

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