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Rescued ‘abandoned’ penguin chicks survival similar to colony rates

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Abandoned penguin chicks that were hand-reared and returned to the wild showed a similar survival rate to their naturally-reared counterparts, according to a study published October 22, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Richard Sherley from University of Cape Town and colleagues.

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Camera-traps capture wild chimps’ nighttime raiding activities

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Wild chimpanzees living in disturbed habitat may use innovative strategies, like foraging crops at night, to coexist with nearby human activities, according to a study published October 22, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sabrina Krief from Muséum national d’histoire naturelle and colleagues.

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Males of great bustard self-medicate to appear more attractive to females

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Males of great bustard consume small doses of poison with a dual purpose: to eliminate intern parasites and, especially, to look healthier and stronger before females, allowing them to achieve a greater reproductive success. A team of researchers from the Spanish National Research Council has now suggested for the first time that this function of self-medication could be a mechanism of sexual selection. The study results are published in the PLOS ONE journal.

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Bits Blog: Google Unveils Inbox, a New Take on Email. And Possibly a Replacement for Gmail.

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Google has created a new app for people to manage their overflowing inboxes.

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DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

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Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study has shown.

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Bits Blog: Coming of Age in Cloud Computing

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Cloud computing has been criticized as undependable and tough to manage. A number of recent announcements suggest that some companies are trying to address the issue.

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Some scientists share better than others

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go.

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App Smart: Don’t Be Afraid of These Halloween-Themed Apps

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Play games, and get ideas for pumpkin carving, recipes and more for the spooky holiday.

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Bits Blog: The Nature of the IBM ‘Crisis’

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

The challenge for IBM today is very different from the crisis it faced in the 1990s. It is financially strong and more nimble, but there are echoes of the past.

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State of the Art: Devices With Yosemite and iOS 8 Operating Systems Seamlessly Connect in Apple’s Ecosystem

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

The tech giant has succeeded in ensuring that its phones, tablets and computers work seamlessly together. You might never leave.

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Bits Blog: Survey Exposes Prevalence of Online Harassment

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

A new study from Pew reveals that 40 percent of adult Internet users have personally experienced some form of online intimidation.

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Bits Blog: Coming of Age in Cloud Computing

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Cloud computing has been criticized as undependable and tough to manage. A number of recent announcements suggest that some companies are trying to address the issue.

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Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.

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LCD technology maintains 3D images it displays without drawing power

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market saturated with flashy, colorful electronics. But a closer look at the specs could change that: the ultra-thin LCD screen described today in a paper in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters is capable of holding three-dimensional images without a power source, making it a compact, energy-efficient way to display visual information.

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Researchers resolve the Karakoram glacier anomaly, a cold case of climate science

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Researchers from Princeton University and other institutions may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, and that could help understand the future availability of water for hundreds of millions of people.

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The unexpected benefits of adjustable rate mortgages

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase in consumer spending (particularly the financing of automobile purchases), while improving household credit ratings.

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Dark matter signal points to exotic black-hole origins

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

If our best sign yet of dark matter is what it seems, then the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy is a complex beast

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Partial solar sclipse over North America Thursday

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable across much of North America on Thursday, but experts urged would-be sky watchers to use the proper gear to avoid damaging their eyes.

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DealBook: Google Invests Heavily in Magic Leap’s Effort to Blend Illusion and Reality

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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Cooling with molecules

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius – only just above absolute zero – using magnetic molecules. The physicists and chemists are presenting their new investigation today in the scientific journal Nature Communications. It was developed by six scientists from Bielefeld University, the University of Manchester, and the Universidad de Zaragoza.

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VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

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$58 million effort to study potential new energy source

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world’s energy supply.

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Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have developed the new BiogàsPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production of biogas by 200% with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment.

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The 2011 English summer riots: Courts accused of ‘collective hysteria’

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than realised at first.

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.

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Bits Blog: F.T.C. Names Ashkan Soltani as Chief Technologist

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Ashkan Soltani, an independent technology consultant, co-wrote some articles in The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning series based off Edward Snowden revelations.

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DealBook: After JPMorgan Chase Breach, Push to Close Wall St. Security Gaps

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.

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Nasa shares free sounds from space

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.

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DealBook: Google Invests Heavily in Magic Leap’s Effort to Blend Illusion and Reality

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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Technique for heat-assisted magnetic recording media promises improved writeability for next-generation hard drives

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) is a new process that realizes the three goals of magnetic recording—readability, writeability and stability. A*STAR researchers have now succeeded in improving its writeability by employing a thermal design that permits a higher density recording1.

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Certain virus-derived genomic elements have now been shown to actively regulate important developmental processes

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Like fossils buried beneath a modern landscape, the human genome is littered with sequences that originated from ancient viral DNA insertion events. Scientists have long assumed that these ‘transposable elements’ are, like fossils, biologically inactive and primarily interesting as a window into evolutionary history. However, researchers at the A*STAR Genome Institute of Singapore have now uncovered evidence that some of these sequences play a prominent role in early embryonic development.

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Bits Blog: Coming of Age in Cloud Computing

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Cloud computing has been criticized as undependable and tough to manage. A number of recent announcements suggest that some companies are trying to address the issue.

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Bits Blog: Staples Is Latest Retailer Hit by Hackers

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

The company said it was working with law enforcement agencies to determine the extent of the problem. It is one of many retailers and restaurant chains to be hit by hackers over the last year.

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Bits Blog: Longtime Microsoft Executive Opens Cloud Database Start-Up

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Bob Muglia helped build Microsoft’s server and tools business into a $17 billion-a-year juggernaut. Now he’s running a cloud database start-up that has raised $26 million in funding.

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DealBook: After JPMorgan Breach, a Greater Push to Fortify Wall Street Banks

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.

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New study pinpoints major sources of air pollutants from oil and gas operations in Utah

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Oil and natural gas production fields can emit large amounts of air pollutants that affect climate and air quality—but tackling the issue has been difficult because little is known about what aspects of complex production operations leak what kinds of pollutants, and how much.

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The hidden world of labor trafficking

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

When it comes to human trafficking, we often hear about victims being kidnapped or violently taken from their homes. But what about people who are forced into labor in the U.S.?

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Chandra’s archives come to life

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Every year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe. Ultimately, these data are stored in the Chandra Data Archive, an electronic repository that provides access to these unique X-ray findings for anyone who would like to explore them. With the passing of Chandra’s 15th anniversary in operation on August 26, 1999, the archive continues to grow as each successive year adds to the enormous and invaluable dataset.

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Exploring environmental impacts of solar technologies

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Even technologies promoted for good environmental reasons can sometimes have unforeseen negative consequences.

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New robotic telescope revolutionizes the study of stars

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

In the last 8 months a fully robotic telescope in Tenerife has been carrying out high-precision observations of the motion of stellar surfaces. The telescope is the first in the SONG telescope network and a milestone in a new global stellar research project, aiming at making it possible to follow the stars twenty-four seven.

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Bits Blog: Coming of Age in Cloud Computing

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Cloud computing has been criticized as undependable and tough to manage. A number of recent announcements suggest that some companies are trying to address the issue.

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Linear accelerator could improve X-rays, particle colliders

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

One drizzly morning in September, a giant metal tube painted Cornell red was loaded on a truck at the Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory annex to make a slow, steady journey across campus.

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Image: Siding Spring grazes Mars

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

This excellent view of Mars seen together with Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring was captured by Scott Ferguson, Florida, USA, on 19 October 2014 on the morning that the enigmatic object made the closest-known planetary flyby by a comet.

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Volcanic plumbing at mid-ocean ridges goes far deeper than thought

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

(Phys.org) —Two-thirds of earth’s surface is covered in oceanic crust, but the deep plumbing that generates new crust remains poorly understood. New images from a chain of volcanoes beneath the Pacific Ocean show that magma may be erupting from a multi-layered magma chamber extending two miles or more beneath the seafloor, far deeper than originally thought.

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Pigeons and people play the odds when rewards are higher

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

(Phys.org) —If you were weighing the risks, would you choose to receive a guaranteed $100, or take a 50/50 chance of winning either $200 or nothing? Researchers at the University of Alberta have shown that your decision will depend on how the odds are presented to you, and that the factors driving this choice may even be consistent across species.

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‘Designer’ nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a ‘designer’ nanodevice being developed by researchers from the UK, Italy, the US and Argentina.

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Satellites for smart logging

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Satcoms are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests.

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Image: Hubble sees turquoise-tinted plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

The brightly glowing plumes seen in this image are reminiscent of an underwater scene, with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into the surroundings.

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Samsung mass produces industry’s first 8-gigabit DDR4 based on 20 nanometer process technology

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Samsung Electronics announced that it is mass producing the industry’s most advanced 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 memory and 32-gigabyte (GB) module, both of which will be manufactured based on a new 20-nanometer (nm) process technology, for use in enterprise servers.

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Fermi satellite finds hints of starquakes in magnetar ‘storm’

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

(Phys.org) —NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing this data have discovered underlying signals related to seismic waves rippling throughout the magnetar.

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New 3-D printing algorithms speed production, reduce waste

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3-D printers.

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Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400°C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure. This progress has important applications in sectors such as chemical, petrochemical and energy, thus becoming a useful technology in all industrial applications using heat transfer systems such as solar power plants, nuclear power plants, combined-cycle power plants and heating, among other. The nanofluid developed by the Multiphase Fluids research group at the UJI is the first capable of working at high temperatures (up to 400°C), and it offers enhanced thermal conductivity properties (an increase of up to 30%) of existing heat transfer fluids.

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NASA is catalyst for hydrogen technology

Written By: admin - Oct• 23•14

NASA answered a call to help the world’s largest aerospace company develop a better way to generate electricity for its aircraft. Instead, it wound up helping a very small technology company to thrive.

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Lufthansa outsources IT infrastructure ops to IBM

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it will outsource its IT infrastructure services to US computer giant IBM to cut costs by 70 million euros ($89 million) annually.

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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

UNC researchers discover a subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors. These cells, which mimic non-cancerous endothelial cells that normally populate blood vessels, could provide researchers with another target for cancer therapies.

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China to send orbiter to moon and back

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth.

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Beijing’s focus on coal lost in haze of smog

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The soaring, grimy chimneys of the coal-fired power station have belched the last of their choking fumes into Beijing’s air, authorities say—but experts doubt the plan will ease the capital’s smog.

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Apple co-founder to mentor at Australian university

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has accepted an adjunct professorship at a Sydney university and will play a mentoring role at the university’s innovation lab.

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Apple issues security warning for iCloud

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

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Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

If I’ve seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I’ve probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I’m old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

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Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, W.H.O. Says

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The plans signify that a response to the Ebola outbreak is finally gathering steam, but it is still unclear if any of these vaccines will work.

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Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Several schools have allowed humanitarian exceptions to restrictions on trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries most affected by the virus.

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Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Ebola is wiping away the small gains made in war-scarred parts of West Africa, potentially threatening the hard-won stability in a tinderbox part of the world.

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Growth for Yahoo, at Last, but Strategy Is No Clearer

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Strong third-quarter results, including an improved performance by mobile, ended a long pattern of declines at Yahoo.

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Power Up: For South Korea, E-Sports Is National Pastime

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The extent to which video games have become part of mainstream culture in South Korea may be a sign of things to come in the West.

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DealBook: Google Invests Heavily in Magic Leap’s Effort to Blend Illusion and Reality

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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IPad Air 2 and Mini 3 Review: One Thumb Up, and Another Down

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The iPad Air 2 is substantially faster than its predecessor, and both it and the Mini 3 include Touch ID and Apple Pay. Needless to say, both products are costly.

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DealBook: Google Invests Heavily in Magic Leap’s Effort to Blend Illusion and Reality

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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Growth for Yahoo, at Last, but Strategy Is No Clearer

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Strong third-quarter results at Yahoo ended a long pattern of declines.

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Critics attack new 10-year US fusion plan

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Report "lacks vision" and fails to address real problems, say researchers

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Slumbering lions win top photo prize

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

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Physics reveals how nature sparkles

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature’s most dazzling shines.

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Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into Action

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Major manufacturers of protective equipment are increasing production as people across the United States brace for new potential cases of the virus.

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DealBook: After JPMorgan Breach, a Greater Push to Fortify Wall Street Banks

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.

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Bits Blog: Staples Is Latest Retailer Hit by Hackers

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The company said it was working with law enforcement agencies to determine the extent of the problem. It is one of many retailers and restaurant chains to be hit by hackers over the last year.

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Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

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DealBook: After JPMorgan Breach, a Greater Push to Fortify Wall Street Banks

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.

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DealBook: Google Invests in Magic Leap, an Augmented Reality Firm

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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Ebola serum for Africa ‘in weeks’

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

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DealBook: After JPMorgan Cyberattack, a Push to Fortify Wall Street Banks

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.

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UMD researchers formulate cyber protection for supply chains

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The supply chain is ground zero for several recent cyber breaches. Hackers, for example, prey on vendors that have remote access to a larger company’s global IT systems, software and networks.

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UT Arlington researcher’s device could detect vapors in environment or a person’s breath

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received a three-year, $400,369 National Science Foundation grant to build a handheld device that could analyze a person’s breath to reveal whether certain dangerous gasses are present that need more immediate medical attention.

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NASA Webb’s heart survives deep freeze test

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive instruments, emerged unscathed from the thermal vacuum chamber at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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Yahoo Revenue and Profit Surpass Estimates

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Strong third-quarter results at Yahoo ended a long pattern of declines.

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DealBook: Google Invests in Magic Leap, an Augmented Reality Firm

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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DealBook: After JPMorgan Cyberattack, a Push to Fortify Wall Street Banks

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Regulators are said to be discussing fortification of a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law firms, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.

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DealBook: Google Invests in Magic Leap, an Augmented Reality Firm

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.

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Bits Blog: F.T.C. Names New Chief Technologist

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Ashkan Soltani, an independent technology consultant, co-wrote some articles in The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning series based off Edward Snowden revelations.

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Biologist reels in data to predict snook production

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

FIU researcher Ross Boucek wants to give more predictability to anglers hoping to catch a bounty of snook.

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Atom-width graphene sensors could provide unprecedented insights into brain structure and function

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay technique for studying brain function, while emerging optical techniques—which use photons instead of electrons—are opening new opportunities for visualizing neural network structure and exploring brain functions. Electrical and optical techniques offer distinct and complementary advantages that, if used together, could offer profound benefits for studying the brain at high resolution. Combining these technologies is challenging, however, because conventional metal electrode technologies are too thick (>500 nm) to be transparent to light, making them incompatible with many optical approaches.

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Apple sees iCloud attacks; China hack reported

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Apple said Tuesday its iCloud server has been the target of "intermittent" attacks, hours after a security blog said Chinese authorities had been trying to hack into the system.

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Bits Blog: Longtime Microsoft Executive Opens Cloud Database Start-Up

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Bob Muglia helped build Microsoft’s server and tools business into a $17 billion-a-year juggernaut. Now he’s running a cloud database start-up that has raised $26 million in funding.

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Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.

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US state reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

North Dakota reached a $3 million deal to keep a rare fossil of a duckbilled dinosaur on display at the state’s heritage center, where it will serve as a cornerstone for the facility’s $51 million expansion, officials said Tuesday.

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When the isthmus is an island: Madison’s hottest, and coldest, spots

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

As Dane County begins the long slide into winter and the days become frostier this fall, three spots stake their claim as the chilliest in the area.

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Dot Earth Blog: Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting.

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China Attack Aims at Apple iCloud Storage Service

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said iCloud users in China may have given away login information to a third party.

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Bits Blog: Staples Is Latest Retailer Hit by Hackers

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

The company said it was working with law enforcement agencies to determine the extent of the problem. It is one of many retailers and restaurant chains to be hit by hackers over the last year.

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DealBook Column: The Truth Hidden by IBM’s Buybacks

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•14

IBM has posted large earnings and sent out large dividends to shareholders, but the company’s success has been tied more to financial engineering than actual performance.

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