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New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users and Internet surfers to download data a thousand times faster than today. Once the filter is designed, it can be fabricated using an [...]

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New Highly Efficient Search Engine Developed

New Highly Efficient Search Engine Developed

Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones, and helps people to do searches more efficiently.   The SciNet search engine is different because it changes internet searches into recognition tasks, by showing keywords related to the user’s search in topic radar. People using [...]

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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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Infusing Science Into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

Infusing Science Into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by University of Texas at Dallas professors, students and alumni.   With “Polycraft World,” the millions of “Minecraft” players worldwide will now be able to incorporate the properties of [...]

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Ebola Genome Browser Now Online to Aid Researchers’ Response to Crisis

Ebola Genome Browser Now Online to Aid Researchers’ Response to Crisis

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute late Tuesday (Sept. 30) released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.   The team led by University of California, Santa Cruz researcher Jim Kent worked around the clock for the past [...]

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On the Way to a Safe and Secure Smart Home

On the Way to a Safe and Secure Smart Home

A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted at great expense. Scientists are working on a software product that defends against hacker attacks before they reach the building. Botnet. A term from [...]

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Linking Television and the Internet

Linking Television and the Internet

In the “LinkedTV” project, researchers are seamlessly connecting TV offerings with the Internet. Audiences will benefit from an informative and personalized viewing experience.   The panel discussion is getting heated — but what exactly is in the new proposed law that the experts on TV are arguing about so vigorously? Up until now, spontaneous questions [...]

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Math Can Make the Internet 5-10 Times Faster

Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today. Results with software developed by researchers from Aalborg University in collaboration with the US universities the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are attracting attention in the international technology media. [...]

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Tool to Make the Internet of Things Safer

Tool to Make the Internet of Things Safer

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security- a first for the field. One of the tool’s potential uses is described in the May-June issue of IEEE Micro magazine.   “The stakes in hardware security are high,” said Ryan Kastner, [...]

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Security and Privacy? Now They Can Go Hand in Hand

Security and Privacy? Now They Can Go Hand in Hand

Online identification and authentication keeps transactions secure on the Internet, however this has also implications for your privacy. Disclosing more personal information than needed online when, say, you log in to your bank website may simplify the bank’s security at the cost of your privacy. Now, thanks to research by the EU-funded project Attribute-based Credentials [...]

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