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Forget QWERTY, The KALQ Keyboard Will Make Touchscreen Typers 33% Faster

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Smartphone and tablet typists are being urged to abandon the qwerty keyboard layout for a new design it's claimed will make them more than a third faster. Researchers at the University of St Andrews have developed a keyboard for handheld touchscreens called KALQ that allows typing 34 per cent faster....
Forget QWERTY, The KALQ Keyboard Will Make Touchscreen Typers 33% Faster
Full Neanderthal genome sequenced for the first time

Intergalactic pulsar-based GPS, for accurate navigation between the stars

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At the next nebula, take a right. Here's a good one for you: When we eventually launch a spacecraft that's capable of exploring the Milky Way, how will we navigate between the stars? According to some German researchers at the Max Planck Institute, we'll use intergalactic pulsar-based GPS....
Intergalactic pulsar-based GPS, for accurate navigation between the stars

Wasp spider foreign exchange program shows shifting heat tolerance

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The march of wasp spiders into more northerly territories demonstrates how climate change may prompt species to alter their temperature preferences. By analyzing the genetic diversity and distribution of the wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) geneticists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology have pinned the initial shift in...
Wasp spider foreign exchange program shows shifting heat tolerance

No, the Neanderthal genome has not been completed

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The new genome (in red) is shown in relationship to other human genomes. http://www.eva.mpg.de/neandertal/index.html Today, the people behind the Neanderthal genome project (Svante Pääbo's group at the Max Planck Institute) loosed yet another Neanderthal genome on the world, a genome that many press outlets are calling "complete." This one...
No, the Neanderthal genome has not been completed

Physicists connect on quantum computing

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Researchers at Harvard and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics make progress on weird but potentially very powerful quantum computing systems. [Read more]...
Physicists connect on quantum computing

New Data Exposes BitTorrent Throttling ISPs

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Hundreds of ISPs all over the world limit and restrict BitTorrent traffic on their networks. Unfortunately, most companies are not very open about their network management solutions. Thanks to data collected by Measurement Lab (M-Lab) the public can learn if and how frequently their Internet provider limits torrent traffic. Among...
New Data Exposes BitTorrent Throttling ISPs

German physicists create first working quantum network

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A group of German physicists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics has succeeded in building the first working prototype for a quantum network. The network has the ability to send, receive and store quantum data between two different locations using fiber optics. Although only rudimentary at this early...
German physicists create first working quantum network
Male sandpipers do better by choosing sex over sleep

Scientists create the first universal quantum network, are scared to restart the router

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We all know that most networks are, well, just not "quantumy" enough. Good news, then, that German boffins at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have created the first "universal quantum network." We've been hearing about plain old quantum computing since the first qubit was sent, but now we...
Scientists create the first universal quantum network, are scared to restart the router

Genome of extinct human relative placed on Amazon web services

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It has been nearly 200 years since we became aware of the Neanderthals, an extinct form of humans that once shared Europe and Asia with the modern humans. But it has been less than two years since we discovered that the Neanderthals were not the only archaic modern human...
Genome of extinct human relative placed on Amazon web services

QWERTY out, KALQ in: the new fast keyboard for touchscreens

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A re-imagined touchscreen keyboard layout promises to speed up typing on tablets. The split keyboard, known as KALQ, features two 4×4 grids of keys that were generated to produce optimal thumb typing, up to 34 percent faster than typing with QWERTY, according to new research. The new layout will be...
QWERTY out, KALQ in: the new fast keyboard for touchscreens
Pushing computers towards petahertz, with femtosecond lasers and weird dielectrics

Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

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You know Twitter spammers, don’t you? The “egg” people. The sexbots that keep following you. The auto-responders that prick their ears up if you mention words like “iPad” or “mobile” and start sending you links. These pests are the biggest problem with Twitter spam, right? Not quite. While such accounts...
Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

Thumbs Up As Researchers Develop New Tablet-Friendly Keyboard, The KALQ

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Two thumbs good, eight fingers bad. A joint effort by three educational establishments has created a smart new keyboard for mobile devices. The KALQ keyboard--so named because of the sequence of letters on the bottom right of the screen--uses a person's thumbs to key in the letters, making it...
Thumbs Up As Researchers Develop New Tablet-Friendly Keyboard, The KALQ
High quality Denisovan genome sheds light on human evolution
KALQ Is A New Split-Screen Keyboard Layout Designed To Speed Up Thumb Typing On Tablets & Big Phones

Peter Seeberger: we can treat malaria for less

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Artemisinin is the most effective malaria treatment yet discovered. Peter Seeberger has found a way to to make it from the waste products of its current manufactureArtemisinin, a drug extracted from the sweet wormwood plant, is the most effective treatment for malaria ever discovered. Every year, millions of doses of...
Peter Seeberger: we can treat malaria for less
The first universal quantum network built in Germany

Scientists create the world’s first atomic x-ray laser

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Dr. Evil will really like this new development by team of scientists at the Menlo Park SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The team has created the world’s first atomic x-ray laser. The project resulted in the shortest, purest x-ray laser pulses ever achieved. These x-ray laser pulses were created when the...
Scientists create the world’s first atomic x-ray laser

Max Planck Institute sequences genome of Siberian girl from 80,000 years ago, smashes DNA barriers

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We've known little of the genetic sequences of our precursors, despite having found many examples of their remains: the requirement for two strands in traditional DNA sequencing isn't much help when we're usually thankful to get just one. The Max Planck Institute has devised a new, single-strand technique that...
Max Planck Institute sequences genome of Siberian girl from 80,000 years ago, smashes DNA barriers
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