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Combs of light accelerate communication

April 14, 2014 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers – this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)....

Novel technique developed by NUS scientists opens door to better solar cells

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of scientists, led by Assistant Professor Andrivo Rusydi from the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Science, has successfully developed a technique to study the interface between materials....

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics

April 14, 2014 3:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New technologies for developing electronics and optoelectronics with tunable/adaptive functionalities and performance are critical to emerging applications in wearable technology, communication, pervasive computing, human-machine interfacing and biomedical diagnostics....

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Quantum manipulation: Filling the gap between quantum and classical world

April 14, 2014 3:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Quantum superposition is a fundamental and also intriguing property of the quantum world. Because of superposition, a quantum system can be in two different states simultaneously, like a cat that can be both "dead" and "alive" at the same time....

Better climate predictions within grasp

April 14, 2014 2:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A proposed satellite mission - that will improve our understanding of the consequences of climate change and could save the global economy up to $30 trillion - has received funding to develop a more detailed design of the technology and identify partners....

Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology

April 14, 2014 2:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development. The technique, which combines the power of atomic force...

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

April 14, 2014 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy....

Driven to high-energy excellence

April 14, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Listening to Connor Richards, one might easily mistake him for a graduate student. His grasp on high energy physics is solid, his explanations of abstruse concepts in particle physics both clear and complete. But Richards is a second-year undergraduate student....

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SpaceX's Dragon headed to space station to create astronaut farmers

April 14, 2014 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

"Enter the Dragon" takes on a whole new meaning this month as SpaceX's Dragon capsule heads to the International Space Station for its third commercial resupply mission on April 14. During the SpaceX-3 mission, the Dragon capsule not only will deliver cargo

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High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago....

NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday....

Global perspectives on a comet

April 14, 2014 11:15 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Seven photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held at Rockland Community College today. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, Astronomy magazine and Discover...

Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

April 14, 2014 8:10 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

"Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and...

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Photos of the Day: The Navy's electromagnetic railguns

April 14, 2014 8:08 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

The Navy announced plans to install and test an electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high-space vessel by fiscal year 2016. Using an electromagnetic force known as the Lorentz Force, the railgun rapidly accelerates and launches a 7 pound projectile at hypersonic speeds up to 2.4 kilometers per second....

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New study makes human involvement in climate change even harder to deny

April 14, 2014 7:10 am | by AllVoices | Comments

Commentary If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that made-man emissions from burning fossil fuels were directly related to severe, disruptive and persistent global weather patterns – often referred to as global warming or climate change – would...

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