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Squeezed quantum communication

September 9, 2014 12:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

It could be difficult for the NSA to hack encrypted messages in the future – at least if a technology being investigated by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and the University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be successful....

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On Space Station, Earth's beauty is in the eye of the high definition beholder

September 9, 2014 12:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A series of new Earth science instruments launching to the International Space Station over the next year is prompting a new era of Earth observation from the orbiting outpost. These new tools that monitor ocean winds and measure clouds and pollution....

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First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system

September 9, 2014 11:58 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System. Water ice clouds exist on our own gas giant planets--Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune....

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A system that facilitates malware identification in smartphones

September 9, 2014 11:53 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Malware is a type of malicious program whose general aim is to profit economically by carrying out actions without the user's consent, such as stealing personal information or committing economic fraud. We can find it "in any type of device ranging from....

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Inventor creates tiny technologies for medicine; awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 9, 2014 11:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health....

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New infrared marker for bio-imaging

September 9, 2014 11:47 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Far-red shifted fluorescent tissue markers make it possible to visualize structures and processes with advanced bio-imaging. This permits new insights into organisms and creates the potential for a wide range of applications – from more exact....

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A single molecule diode opens up a new era for sustainable and miniature electronics

September 9, 2014 11:41 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In the domain of electronics, the continuous quest for miniaturisation is pushing us towards the creation of devices which are continuously becoming smaller and more efficient. However, silicon - the basic component for most of these devices which caused a....

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Texting gives a voice to community members

September 9, 2014 11:35 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

If you want to learn more about the people in urban communities – from their health habits to what their neighborhood needs – save a stamp on mailing a survey. Just text them. A new pilot study among low-income African-Americans in Detroit....

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Researchers advance artificial intelligence for player goal prediction in gaming

September 9, 2014 11:33 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that is significantly better than any previous technology at predicting what goal a player is trying to achieve in a video game. The advance holds promise for helping game....

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X-ray imaging paves way for novel solar cell production

September 9, 2014 11:27 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The sharp X-ray vision of DESY's research light source PETRA III paves the way for a new technique to produce cheap, flexible and versatile double solar cells. The method developed by scientists from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Roskilde can reliably....

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Carnegie Mellon's smart headlights spare the eyes of oncoming drivers

September 9, 2014 11:22 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night....

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Europe's brightest cleantech start-ups embark on US Start-up Tour

September 9, 2014 9:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Climate-KIC, the European Union's main climate innovation initiative, has today kicked off its 2014 US Start-up Tour where 13 of Europe's most promising start-ups will get a crash course in cleantech entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and the Boston area....

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UCLA biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

September 9, 2014 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy....

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Celebrating CERN -- the world's most remarkable physics laboratory

September 9, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

"CERN: How We Found the Higgs Boson," recently published by World Scientific, is a highly valuable contribution to the history of CERN and the science surrounding this most remarkable physics laboratory in the world. The book is very well structured....

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China dominates crystalline silicon solar PV chain end-to-end

September 9, 2014 9:21 am | by DisplaySearch | Comments

With trade wars continuing across the globe, it is worth examining the PV supply picture at two different points: the quarter in which the first of the trade investigations began and the end of the current year. The figure below shows these points....

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