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Gaming technology unravels 1 of the most complex entities in nature

October 31, 2013 1:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Manchester's Institute of Biotechnology have used the power of off-the-shelf computer gaming technology to capture previously unobservable atomic movements. The research is helping to chart one of nature's most complex entities known as "glycomes" - the entire complement of carbohydrates within a cell.

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Boo

October 31, 2013 12:47 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Gooood evening (said with my best vampire accent) Turn out the lights. Hide your Mosfets. Keep your phase-locked loops locked. Calm your Verilog. Your simulation is useless against the terrors of the infinite state machine. Your impedance is no longer...

CLASS hosts workshop for INL's MOOSE

October 31, 2013 12:47 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M University, the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS), and the Institute for Scientific Computing (ISC) hosted a 3-day workshop on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE). Derek......

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A few minutes with … Dr. Tom Lynch

October 31, 2013 11:30 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Dr. Tom Lynch became director of Yale Cancer Center in early 2009, on the threshold of an era that would bring radical growth and transformation for researchers, clinicians, and, most importantly, patients. Lynch has been credited with bringing both vision and perseverance to the center and its mission, and his efforts recently resulted in the renewal of Yale Cancer Center’s designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Ce...

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Left-handed people more likely to have psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia: Yale Study

October 31, 2013 11:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Being left-handed has been linked to many mental disorders, but Yale researcher Jadon Webb and his colleagues have found that among those with mental illnesses, people with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia are much more likely to be left-handed than those with mood disorders like depression or bipolar syndrome....

Defective nanotubes turned into light emitters

October 31, 2013 11:10 am | by Basque Research | News | Comments

UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researchers have developed and patented a new source of light emitter based on boron nitride nanotubes and suitable for developing high-efficiency optoelectronic devices. Scientists are usually after defect-free nano-structures. Yet in this case the UPV/EHU researcher Angel Rubio and his collaborators...

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Breakthrough research produces brighter, more efficiently produced lighting

October 31, 2013 11:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– allowing for brighter, more efficient lights. "These guidelines should permit the discovery of new and improved phosphors in a rational rather than trial-and-error manner"...

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US OKs air passengers using gadgets on planes

October 31, 2013 10:58 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not make cellphone calls. The Federal Aviation Administration says airlines can allow passengers to use the devices during takeoffs and landings...

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Early Glance: Internet companies

October 31, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amazon fell $1.12 or .3 percent, to $359.96. eBay fell $.14 or .3 percent, to $52.59. Google fell $4.07 or .4 percent, to $1026.35. Groupon Inc. rose $.06 or .7 percent, to $9.20. LinkedIn Corp. fell $3.51 or 1.6 percent, to $220.60....

Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies

October 31, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are down at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.12 or .5 percent, to $26.25. Snap-On fell $.17 or .2 percent, to $101.17. Stanley Works fell $1.06 or 1.3 percent, to $77.67. Whirlpool Corp. fell $.60 or .4 percent, to $146.43.

Early Glance: Computer companies

October 31, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of some top computer companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Apple Inc. fell $2.92 or .6 percent, to $521.98. Hewlett Packard Co. rose $.14 or .6 percent, to $24.34. International Business Machines Corp. rose $.68 or .4 percent, to $180.83. Lexmark International Inc. rose $.45 or 1.3 percent,...

This wallet will take your money and run

October 31, 2013 10:33 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

There’s chasing money and then there’s chasing money. According to Japan’s RocketNews24, one company has come up with a wallet that runs away before you run out of cash. (OK, it actually rolls away.) Not only does the “Living Wallet” sense its owner’s hand reaching for it and try to sneak off, it also, when caught, can scream....

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Group wants to bring LA-SF 'Hyperloop' to reality

October 31, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs has a game plan to turn into a reality one man's vision of traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco in half an hour. The newly minted Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. announced Thursday that it has secured help from several...

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Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

October 31, 2013 8:56 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN and CHET BROKAW, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has so far come up empty in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday. But physicists on the project were upbeat, saying they had developed a new, more sensitive method of searching for the mysterious material....

Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers

October 31, 2013 8:49 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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