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Breakthrough Technology Dramatically Increases Broadband Speed and Reliability in Real World Deployment Scenarios Creates Competitive Advantage for Service Providers FREMONT, Calif. and PARIS, October 25, 2010 — Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today introduced NodeScale™ Ve... More
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Technological evolution is the name of a science and technology studies theory describing technology development, developed by Czech philosopher Radovan Richta.
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The “consensus” on man-made global warming may have received a mortal wound. Physics & Society, The journal of the 46,000-member American Physical Society, just published “Climate Sensitivity Revisited,” by Viscount Christopher Monckton. [...] Viscount Monckton contends that the climate alarmists have mistakenly pre-programmed their computer models with equations that overstate the ... More
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Made popular on July 25 2008, submitted by Donjoe
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Anthropologists recently conducted a fly-by over a tribal village in the Envira rain forest near the Brazilian-Peruvian border. It is strongly suspected that these Amerindians have never made contact with the modern world. Assuming this is not a hoax or error of some sort, the captured images are nothing short of incredible -- as if the anthropologists had traveled back in time, as George Dvorsk... More
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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Worms calculate how much the strength of different tastes is changing — equivalent to the process of taking a derivative in calculus — to figure out if they are on their way toward food or should change direction and look elsewhere, says University of Oregon biologist Shawn Lockery, who thinks humans and other animals do the same thing. The calculating-worm conclusion was reached by studyin... More
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Scientists have stopped the aging process in an entire organ for the first time, a study released today says. Published in today's online edition of Nature Medicine, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City also say the older organs function as well as they did when the host animal was younger. The researchers, led by Associate Professor An... More
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Made popular on August 11 2008, submitted by Andres
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Researchers may have found a way to halt the biological clock which slows down our bodies over the decades.
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Made popular on August 12 2008, submitted by Andres
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Ever wanted to build your own robot but didn't know where to start? Here is your chance! This article outlines step by step exactly what to do to build a robot for under $50.
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Made popular on July 27 2008, submitted by Andres
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The Universal Display Corporation's has just confirmed that it has delivered eight of the 4.3-inch, 320 x 240 OLED screens to the US Army for "military evaluation and testing" and, while it doesn't sound like there's a specific purpose in mind at the moment, we're pretty sure they'll come up with something to do with them. We know we sure would.
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The digital revolution now engulfing our world emerged from the events during and immediately after the Second World War, when intellectual titans such as Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Norbert Wiener, and Claude Shannon roamed the Earth. Many of the predictions they made for the future in those early days are now reality, or something close to it. Turing foresaw computers as artificial intelligenc... More
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Aubrey de Grey's years of perseverance have literally started to pay off, funding his research to fight aging, as this WIRED article explains.
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A new type of swirling skyscraper is set to change city skylines forever. An Italian architect has revealed his ambitious plans to create 'dynamic towers', in which each floor fully rotates up to once an hour.
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Youtube Videos will no longer default to HD quality, to speed up the loading of videos for users. You can still select a resolution higher than 320p by toggling the options in the youtube player (for example: 720p).
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Made popular on February 06 2011, submitted by Andres
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With the help of a little facial recognition technology, Facebook has unveiled a new photo tag suggestions feature. "When users upload photos, faces which match ones tagged in their existing photos will show a suggestion of who to tag," Inside Facebook reports. "Similar photos are grouped for easy tagging," while "Users can opt out of being identified by the facial recognition software in their pri... More
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Electronics giant NEC has reportedly developed a wearable optical device that interprets foreign languages and projects a real-time translation directly onto the retina, enabling the wearer to communicate with other language speakers without an interpreter. The prototype device — called “Tele Scouter” — consists of a tiny retinal display and microphone mounted on an eyeglass frame. The m... More
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MIT's OpenCourseWare, possibly the best place to go if you want to study physics in your pajamas, has been awarded the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) by Science magazine. OpenCourseWare receives close to 1.5 million pageviews a month, with traffic from educators, students, and especially independent learners.
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Magnetic forces at the center of the galaxy have twisted a nebula into the shape of DNA, the first time it has been observed in the cosmos. The DNA nebula is about 80 light-years long and about 300 light-years from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Magnetic field lines at the galactic center are about 1,000 times stronger than on Earth. They run perpendicular to the ... More
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First there was the nuclear arms race of the 1950s. The space race followed quickly in the 1960s. While these nationalistic competitions continue today in 2010, the real race of the 21st Century may be the raw computing power to produce intelligent systems. About a year ago H+ reported on how IBM's supercomputer nicknamed "Roadrunner" was knocked off the top perch by the Cray XT5 Jaguar. The C... More
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Finally experiments have been funded to test the viability of diamond mechanosynthesis as described in detail by Robert Freitas and Ralph Merkle. This is a major step towards achieving the long held vision of molecular nanotechnology as envisioned by Eric Drexler. UPDATE: Based on an interview of Robert Freitas in 2007. Based on the computational chemistry work, their latest estimates suggest... More
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The sun has been lying low for the past couple of years, producing no sunspots and giving a break to satellites. This is usually a normal process, but this period is extending longer than usual and some scientists are starting to worry.
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Humans can already form social bonds with robots, but the real trick may be getting AI equally interested in us.
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According to Suman Datta of Pennsylvania the silicon chip, which has supplied several decades worth of remarkable increases in computing power and speed, looks unlikely to be capable of sustaining this pace for more than another decade. Datta gives the conventional silicon chip no longer than four years left to run, as the miniaturized electronic devices are undermined by fundamental physical li... More
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This New Scientist article presented themes including uploading, life extension, and transhumanism in general. Michael Anissimov blogged to tells us that this article, written by Danielle Egan on Transvision 2007, made Digg Frontpage on June 16 2008, meaning over 100,000 users read it the first two days. Tags: digg newscientist new scientist michael anissimov danielle eagan transhumanism lif... More
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Check out the StreetView “Holodeck” simulator that Google has built at its Mountain View campus.
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Google has announced that the playback of videos hosted in Google Video will stop on April 29 2011. If you happen to have any Google video content that you would like to save for posterity, download them soon! Here's the email we received: Dear Google Video User, Later this month, hosted video content on Google Video will no longer be available for playback. Google Video stopped takin... More
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