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Watch a snowman explode at 4500 frames per second

March 25, 2014 8:35 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though the first day official day of spring has come and gone, those of us still looking at snow piles while waiting for another storm to hit this week aren’t celebrating just yet. In fact, about 99 percent of the conversations I have seem to be about people being “over” winter and “tired of snow”....

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Entrepreneur teams with Sandia scientists to bring life-saving vaccines to far reaches of the world

March 25, 2014 8:14 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Getting life-saving vaccines to the most remote parts of the world is no easy feat. Biopharmaceuticals are highly sensitive to heat and cold and can perish if their temperature shifts a few degrees. “The vast majority of the world’s population lives in areas where electricity...

Get Smartsy: Ditch ugly QR codes

March 25, 2014 5:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Bridging the gap between real-world advertisements and the rich digital lives of today's consumers has proved to be an elusive target in advertising. But mobile marketing company Smartsy may have the smart software to build this bridge. Smartsy is one...

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New approach could stop websites from leaking or stealing your data

March 25, 2014 2:10 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A system called Mylar makes it possible to build online services that can never decrypt or leak your data.Reminders that data entrusted to online services can easily be leaked or stolen aren’t hard to find. Major companies commonly have passwords and other data taken by attackers, while governments...

Google: Don't hate Glass

March 25, 2014 12:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Google Glass has an image problem. Even if you're a fan of the headset system — which is undeniably an impressive technology—you have to admit too many of the folks you see peering through the device are what Mountain View calls "Glassholes."...

Report: Apple and Comcast pairing up for streaming service

March 24, 2014 9:09 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

A new report published in The Wall Street Journal Sunday claimed that Apple and Comcast are collaborating, hinting at the next level of television and leaving advocates for net neutrality hanging their heads in disappointment. "Apple Inc. is in talks...

Studying crops, from outer space

March 24, 2014 5:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The photosynthetic activity of various regions is changing due to human interaction with the environment, including climate change, which makes large-scale studies of photosynthetic activity of interest. New research from a team including Carnegie's Joe Berry...

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Louisiana Tech, Cyber Innovation Center partner to create cyber consortium

March 24, 2014 4:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Louisiana Tech University, in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., is pleased to announce the establishment of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC).  The Consortium represents a broad range of constituencies with interests in the security and protection of cyber assets....

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With a few finger taps, draw genetic pedigrees at point of care with new app

March 24, 2014 4:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

CHOP's bioinformatics team develops digital tool for family history diagrams: Long before next-generation sequencing technology ushered in today's data-intensive era of human genome information, clinicians have been taking family histories by jotting down pedigrees....

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Like being inside a star

March 24, 2014 4:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A group of research scientists from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste used a simulation model that is far more accurate than previously used, and carried out an experiment to test a hypothesis about the behaviour of hydrogen that is splitting the scientific community....

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Parallel programming may not be so daunting

March 24, 2014 4:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

'Lock-free' parallel algorithms may match performance of more complex 'wait-free' algorithms: Computer chips have stopped getting faster: The regular performance improvements we've come to expect are now the result of chipmakers' adding more cores or processing units....

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Patient enrollment, use, and satisfaction with patient portals

March 24, 2014 3:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Many physicians are adopting patient portals in response to governmental incentives for meaningful use (MU), but the stage 2 requirements for portal use may be particularly challenging for newer electronic health record (EHR) users. This study examines enrollment....

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Microfluidic device with artificial arteries measures drugs' influence on blood clotting

March 24, 2014 2:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A  new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with narrowed arteries. The study, which involved 14 human subjects...

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Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark

March 24, 2014 2:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital acquired infections. The combination of two simple dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold is deadly to bacteria when activated by light - even under modest indoor lighting....

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4.3" IPS TFT displays feature extra-wide viewing angles

March 24, 2014 1:44 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International is proud to introduce two new 4.3” IPS (In-Plane Switching) TFTs to their display line. The new 4.3” IPS TFT technology features extra-wide viewing angles with consistent color reproduction. This is achieved by the horizontal arrangement of the liquid crystals....

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