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NASA, Microsoft: Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA, Microsoft: Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science […]

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New Laser for Computer Chips

New Laser for Computer Chips

Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland in cooperation with international partners have presented the first semiconductor consisting solely of elements of main group IV. As a consequence, the germanium-tin (GeSn) laser can be applied directly onto a silicon chip and thus creates a new basis for transmitting data on computer […]

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3D Printed Shelby Cobra

3D Printed Shelby Cobra

With a 3-D printed twist on an automotive icon, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is showcasing additive manufacturing research at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.   ORNL’s newest 3-D printed vehicle pays homage to the classic Shelby Cobra in celebration of the racing car’s 50th anniversary. The 3-D […]

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Researchers Work to Counter a New Class of Coffee Shop Hackers

Researchers Work to Counter a New Class of Coffee Shop Hackers

If you’re sitting in a coffee shop, tapping away on your laptop, feeling safe from hackers because you didn’t connect to the shop’s wifi, think again. The bad guys may be able to see what you’re doing just by analyzing the low-power electronic signals your laptop emits even when it’s not connected to the Internet. […]

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Breakthrough in Optical Fiber Communications

Breakthrough in Optical Fiber Communications

Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications. Academics from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have collaborated with colleagues at Eblana Photonics Inc, in Ireland, to develop an approach that enables direct modulation of laser currents to be used to generate highly advanced modulation format signals.   The […]

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Instant-Start Computers With New Breakthrough

Instant-Start Computers With New Breakthrough

To encode data, today’s computer memory technology uses electric currents — a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could instead be encoded without current — for example, by an electric field applied across an insulator — it would require much less energy, and make things […]

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Citizens’ Computers to Seek Ebola Cure

Citizens’ Computers to Seek Ebola Cure

Although some medical therapies show promise as treatments for Ebola, scientists are still looking urgently for a definitive cure.   For the first time, anyone with access to a computer or Android-based mobile device can help scientists perform this critical research — no financial contribution, passport or PhD necessary. In fact, volunteers can be asleep, […]

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Engineers Efficiently ‘Mix’ Light at Nanoscale

Engineers Efficiently ‘Mix’ Light at Nanoscale

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light. […]

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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time

Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time

Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary University of London have taught a computer to create magic tricks.   The researchers gave a computer program the outline of how a magic jigsaw puzzle and a mind reading card trick work, as well the results of experiments into how humans understand magic tricks, and the […]

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Self-Repairing Software Tackles Malware

Self-Repairing Software Tackles Malware

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software then prevents the invader from ever infecting the computer again.   A3 is a software suite that works with a virtual machine — a virtual computer […]

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