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3 hrs ago | Sky News
Security researchers have uncovered a group of hackers that broke into 300 banks, corporations and governments for 12 years without being caught. The hacker collective from Germany exploited a loophole in the UK which enabled them to obtain security certificates to allow them to target organisations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and access sensitive, confidential data.
3 hrs ago | Newswise
On Oct. 1, 2014, Sachdev will take the audience on a journey into the world of quantum entanglement and its remarkable connections to black holes, string theory, and the revolutionary superconducting technologies that may be around the corner. Sachdev, a leading researcher in condensed matter physics, will explore these subjects in a fascinating, accessible talk as part of the Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series presented by Sun Life Financial .
4 hrs ago | Boston.com
In general, if you're arguing about physics with Stephen Hawking, you're not going to win. That's why tabloid headlines screaming about Hawking's prediction that the Higgs boson - sometimes referred to by the far-sexier moniker the "God Particle" - could destroy the universe have garnered so much attention.
4 hrs ago | LiveScience
Science doesn't always have to be serious. In fact, sometimes it can be quite funny.
4 hrs ago | R & D
Of the three chief components of optical circuits-light emitters, modulators and detectors-emitters are the toughest to build. One promising light source for optical chips is molybdenum disulfide , which has excellent optical properties when deposited as a single, atom-thick layer.
6 hrs ago | Grantham Journal
Professor Brian Cox, the UK's best known physicist, is to appear at the Gravity Fields Festival via a live video link in a last minute festival coup. Star of blockbuster shows, TV presenter, author and frequently labelled the rock star scientist, Professor Cox OBE will feature in a special half-hour question and answer session in Grantham's St Wulfram's Church on the afternoon of Saturday, September 27. The man credited with making science engaging and accessible to millions will be asked questions by Dallas Campbell, TV presenter and patron of Gravity Fields, as part of the two-day CERN Live exhibition.
Cancer. The very word causes a recoil, a visceral awareness that our statistical probability of "catching" this "disease" is astronomically high.
Investigating how and why a strand of uncooked spaghetti breaks after bending - well that's a complicated undertaking, with a rich history. One man's take appears in this writeup: The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize in physics centered on this very topic.
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone recently kicked off its 19th year as a public residential magnet school that serves high school students from around the world from grades 9-12. According to Luke Shorty, executive director of MSSM, this year's enrollment numbers were some of the highest in over a decade.
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky wires, resistors and transistors.
The Royal Society of Canada has named the inaugural 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today. The new members include McGill's Aashish Clerk, Associate Professor of Physics and a Tier-II Canada Research Chair, and Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill's Global Health Programs, Associate Professor in the Dept.
In the fizzy romp "CancAon" at GALA Hispanic Theatre, two married couples drink too much and switch partners. That's the short version, and it may bring to mind the 1969 film " Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ."
Image Caption: NIST chip containing a single-photon detector was made of superconducting nanowires. Four chips like this were used in the experiment that entangled three photons.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2014 - Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their size. Quantum dots, which are so small they start to exhibit atom-like quantum properties, have a wide range of potential applications, from sensors, light-emitting diodes, and solar cells, to fluorescent tags for biomedical imaging and qubits in quantum computing.
It is common now - among intellectuals and even among government agencies - to deny humans a nature and regard the characteristics once attributed to human nature as merely 'social constructs.' Gender, for example, is now viewed by many as an arbitrary social construct.
The experimental apparatus is mounted inside a special refrigerator capable of reaching temperatures 1/100th of a degree above absolute zero. This necessary to keep the device isolated from the 'background photons' present at higher temperatures.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Aintree Liverpool, The Edinburgh Cancer Centre and The Christie at Salford Royal in Manchester are the first centres in Europe to receive a certification of compliance to a new emerging quality standard for radiosurgery, following an independent audit through an internationally recognized expert committee. Representatives from the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and The Christie at Salford Royal collect their certification plaques.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:23 am
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