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The laser pulse that gets shorter all by itself

January 27, 2015 12:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In a marathon, everyone starts at roughly the same place at roughly the same time. But the faster runners will gradually increase their lead, and in the end, the distribution of runners on the street will be very broad. Something similar happens to a pulse of light sent ...

A promising new pathway to valleytronics

January 27, 2015 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is "valleytronics," in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. Now, a ...

Dutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to US

January 27, 2015 12:32 pm | by MIKE CORDER, Associated Press | Comments

A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. The ruling at The Hague District Court clears the way for Vladimir Drinkman to be sent to New Jersey, where he is ...

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Qualtré announces channel partnership with Alps Electric

January 27, 2015 10:40 am | Comments

Qualtré, Inc. announced that a Commercial Sales Agreement has been executed with Alps Electric, enabling them to market and sell Qualtré’s industrial-grade gyroscopes worldwide.  This agreement further expands on the existing manufacturing and strategic partnerships between the two companies....

Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

January 27, 2015 9:33 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned Instagram was also ...

Imagining a futuristic solar economy

January 27, 2015 8:14 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor ...

Towards a scientific process freed from systemic bias

January 26, 2015 4:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Research on how science works - the science of science - can benefit from studying the digital traces generated during the research process, such as peer-reviewed publications. This type of research is crucial for the future of science and that of scientists....

How to trick a fitness tracker

January 26, 2015 4:19 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Fitness trackers are good at tracking steps on a walk, but not so much at tracking how many calories someone burns, said a study begun by the American Council on Exercise. Researcher Caitlin Stackpool and her team from the University of Wisconsin ...

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Students master math using Kinect for Windows

January 26, 2015 3:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Picture this: a classroom full of 9-year-olds are up and moving around, contorting their bodies and waving their arms. But it's not gym period or even music class getting them moving -- these kids are learning math. That's what a math class should look like....

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NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

January 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

It's showtime for Pluto. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet....

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Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

January 26, 2015 3:24 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition....

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

January 26, 2015 3:22 pm | by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press | Comments

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world...

Man takes responsibility for drone over White House

January 26, 2015 3:18 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN and JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say ...

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A huge advance in semiconducting graphene

January 26, 2015 12:11 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California, Berkeley has demonstrated a new way to change the amount of electrons that reside in a given region within a piece of graphene, they have a...

China takes over lead from Europe in 2013 photovoltaic installations

January 26, 2015 11:36 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A booming photovoltaic market in Asia has propelled China to a global leader in photovoltaic energy installations in 2013, according to the latest edition of the JRC's PV Status Report. The EU has retained its domination in cumulative installed capacity....

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