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3 hrs ago | Sky News

Hackers 'Swooped' On Biological Warfare Study

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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Science

3 hrs ago | Newswise

Quantum Entanglement and Superconductivity: Upcoming Physics Talk...

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 .


Related Topix: Science, Sun Life Financial, Insurance

4 hrs ago |

No, the 'God Particle' Is Not Going to Kill Us All

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.


Related Topix: Science

4 hrs ago | LiveScience

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Honors the Hilarious Side of Science

Science doesn't always have to be serious. In fact, sometimes it can be quite funny.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Cambridge, MA

4 hrs ago | R & D

Toward optical chips

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.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

6 hrs ago | Grantham Journal

Exciting coup for Grantham's Gravity Fields as TV scientist Brian...

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.


8 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

BioSolar Names Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan Heeger and Dr. David Vonlanthen as Scientific Advisors

BioSolar, Inc. , producer of innovative bio-based solar energy products and developer of a breakthrough supercapacitor technology, today announced that Dr. Alan Heeger and Dr. David Vonlanthen would serve as Scientific Advisors to the company. In this capacity, they will provide leadership in the development of the company's BioSuperCap technology, a patent-pending bio-inspired supercapacitor that will be lower cost and higher energy than conventional supercapacitors.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Inventions, Science / Technology, Chemistry, Science, University of Pennsylvania, UC Santa Barbara

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Did Johanna Budwig really cure cancer naturally?

Cancer. The very word causes a recoil, a visceral awareness that our statistical probability of "catching" this "disease" is astronomically high.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Mathematics, Science, Marijuana, Chemistry, Nutrition

Improbable Research

Further past investigations of spaghetti

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.


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Bangor Daily News

Seven students of MSSM named semifinalists in 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

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.


Related Topix: Limestone, ME, Education Etc., Science


The future face of molecular electronics

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.


Related Topix: Science

McGill Reporter

RSC names new members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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.


Related Topix: Science, Epidemiology, Medicine

The Washington Post

a Canc na : Not your average romp

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 ."


Related Topix: Science, Travel, Entertainment


Three's A Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal...

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.


Related Topix: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Science


Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

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.


Related Topix: University of Alabama, University of Oklahoma, Science

Dansville-Genesee Country Expres

Shayne Looper: There are no ordinary people

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.


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Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light

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.


Related Topix: Princeton University

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Novalis: Three Novalis Centers in the UK Certified to Meet a New Standard for Radiosurgery

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.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Science


Carbon Sciences Developing Breakthrough Technology to Mass-Produce...

Carbon Sciences Inc. , the developer of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that it recently entered into an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara to fund the further development of a new graphene process. "We have decided to commit our resources to developing a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, which is truly a new miracle material," said Bill Beifuss, the company's CEO.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014



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