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Discovery Paves the Way for Ultra-Fast, High Resolution Imaging in Real Time

April 19, 2013 9:44 am | by University of Melbourne | Comments

In work published in Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Melbourne and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coherent Xray Science have demonstrated that ultra short durations of electron bunches generated from laser-cooled atoms can be both very cold and ultra-fast.

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Big Questions for Big Data

April 19, 2013 9:39 am | by Kelly Servick | Stanford Engineering | Comments

But for Stanford Computer Science Professor Jure Leskovec, the most interesting answers are under the hood, in the data of our online habits. His research uses information collected from sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook to tackle big questions about how society works.

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Microsoft Beats Street, Readies New Mobile Devices

April 19, 2013 9:38 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is struggling to extend its software into smartphones and tablets as consumers are turning away from PCs, the foundation of its empire. Over the winter, it launched two larger tablets under the Surface brand. And in October, the company took a large stake in Barnes & Noble's digital unit...

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Pong Game Will Be Writ Large on Philly Skyscraper

April 19, 2013 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of built-in LED lights embedded in the north face of the Cira Centre will replicate the familiar paddles and ball with gamers controlling giant, table-mounted joysticks across the Schuylkill River from the building. The event starts at 8 p.m. It just might be the world's largest "Pong" game...

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Blackstone Drops Out of Race to Buy Dell

April 19, 2013 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell says buyout specialist Blackstone Group is ending a bid to buy the slumping computer maker, less than a month after pitching a plan to trump an offer from the company's CEO and founder. A letter to Dell Inc. from Blackstone and others involved in the bid says a steep...

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New Keyboard for Touchscreens

April 18, 2013 10:18 am | by Max Planck Institute for Informatics | Comments

The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational optimization techniques in conjunction with a model of thumb movement...

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NIST Tests in New York City Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications

April 18, 2013 9:56 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. New tests of wireless emergency safety equipment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have...

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Provo, Utah, Next City for Ultra-Fast Google Fiber

April 18, 2013 9:31 am | by PAUL FOY, Associated Press | Comments

The Provo deal is the first time Google plans to acquire an existing fiber-optic system. The city of 115,000 created the fiber-optic network, iProvo, in 2004. It planned to operate the system itself for Internet, television and phone service but found the operation too daunting...

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Chipmaker TSMC Gets Tablet, Smartphone Boost in 1Q

April 18, 2013 9:21 am | by ANNIE HUANG, Associated Press | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, reported an 18 percent jump in first quarter profit as increased global sales of smartphones and tablet computers boosted demand for sophisticated processors.

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Microsoft Offers Security Enhancement for Sign-Ins

April 18, 2013 9:19 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

People who turn on the new feature will be asked not just for a username and password, but also a second piece of information, such as a temporary code sent as a text message to a phone on file. Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. already allow two-step verification as an option.

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International Network, IX Reach, Opens Global Carrier Centre in Heart of London Docklands

April 17, 2013 1:40 pm | by IX Reach Ltd | Comments

IX Reach Ltd has announced the opening of its new colocation suite, the Global Carrier Centre, in the heart of the London Docklands. Housed in TelecityGroup’s Harbour Exchange (HEX) facility and with over 150 global and local carriers available, it’s an ideal location for networks looking to open a physical...

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Tekelec Virtualizes the Diameter Signaling Router for Elastic Scalability, Adds New Voice over LTE Services.

April 17, 2013 12:43 pm | by Tekelec | Comments

LTE Latin America 2013 Conference —Mobile operators can more efficiently create and manage LTE and 3G mobile data services with the latest version of Tekelec’s Diameter Signaling Router (DSR), available this quarter. The newest release introduces virtualization and adds new emergency Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services...

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RFMW Ltd., Announces 10 Year Anniversary

April 17, 2013 11:29 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | Comments

RFMW Ltd., has announced that July 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of their company. With worldwide headquarters in San Jose, CA. and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, the company has seen a continual acceptance of their “niche” philosophy in that “RFMW, Ltd.

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Wireless "Smart Skin" Sensors Could Provide Remote Monitoring of Infrastructure

April 17, 2013 9:57 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Major bridge failures in recent years have focused attention on the need to monitor America’s highway bridges and other infrastructure. As thousands of bridges, parking garages and other structures age, improved methods for detecting deterioration could save lives and prevent economic disruption.

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Layered '2D Nanocrystals' Promising New Semiconductor

April 17, 2013 9:50 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors. The layered structure is made of a material called molybdenum disulfide ...

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