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First silicon-based, long-lasting nuclear spin qubit created by quantum researchers

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Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have created the first quantum bit (qubit) based on the nuclear spin of an atom, within a silicon transistor. This breakthrough is significant for two reasons: The qubit produced by the researchers is highly stable -- and it's in silicon,...
First silicon-based, long-lasting nuclear spin qubit created by quantum researchers

Google's indoor maps expand slowly amid cautious adoption

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Low adoption and insufficient research has slowed the movement of Google Maps indoors, a Google software engineer said today at the Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation conference held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Google wants to make indoor maps "as solid and reliable as outdoors,"...
Google's indoor maps expand slowly amid cautious adoption

Why The Boston Globe Applied for the .Boston Domain

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Sorting through the list of applicants for ICANN’s new generic top level domains (gTLDs), a couple things pop out. For one, Amazon and Google are being extremely aggressive in applying for domains. Many media properties have applied for their brands, such as ABC and CBS. But one application uniquely sticks out: The Boston...
Why The Boston Globe Applied for the .Boston Domain
IBM takes big steps toward extremely fast quantum computing
Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor
Take A Virtual Tour Of The White House, Brought To You By Google Street View

Australia arrests and charges self-proclaimed LulzSec leader "Aush0k"

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On Wednesday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested and charged a 24-year-old man from New South Wales who claims to be the leader of LulzSec. The man, who has not yet been named publicly by the authorities, is believed to be the person behind the online moniker “Aush0k.” Other Australian media have...
Australia arrests and charges self-proclaimed LulzSec leader "Aush0k"

Assange wants to run for Aussie senate as head of WikiLeaks Party

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's world is looking increasingly confined. It's been six months since he decided to hole up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seek asylum in that country. While Assange's world has become circumscribed, he's still dreaming big. Assange told Australian newspaper The Age he's going...
Assange wants to run for Aussie senate as head of WikiLeaks Party
Single-atom transistor hailed as a landmark in the development of quantum computing
Researchers create single-atom silicon-based quantum computer

Azure goes Aussie as Microsoft plans new data centers in the country

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Today Microsoft announced that it is making Australia its own region for the Azure IaaS and PaaS product. The company will build data centers in both Sydney and Melbourne, according to LifeHacker. Previously, those seeking Azure’s services had to use banks of computers in Singapore. There will be two sub-regions in the country,...
Azure goes Aussie as Microsoft plans new data centers in the country
Startup whiz Ori Allon launches mysterious people-powered local startup
Nuclear clocks could use neutrons to beat atomic accuracy by 100 times

Another Lawsuit Filed For Google Autocomplete 'Defamation'

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Another day, another lawsuit filed against Google for defamation-via-search-results. And, yet again, it's being filed in a country that has proven amenable towards plaintiffs who somehow feel a search algorithm has the power to defame. This time the plaintiff is Guy Hingston, an Australian cancer surgeon. His complaint revolves around...
Another Lawsuit Filed For Google Autocomplete 'Defamation'
D-Wave Defies World of Critics With ‘First Quantum Cloud’
Neutron-based clock could remain accurate for billions of years

Extreme nanotechnology: Creating a transistor with a single atom

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In technology, there is a strong desire to shrink things. Consider the sheer amount of news these days surrounding nanotechnology: it is arguably one of the fastest growing sectors in technology. Recent news out of two universities on potentially groundbreaking work on single-atom transistors should not be that surprising, then.Researchers...
Extreme nanotechnology: Creating a transistor with a single atom

Personal data put at risk by auction of unclaimed USB drives

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Here’s an important safety tip, courtesy of the Privacy Commissioner of Australia’s state of New South Wales: erasing data on a USB drive doesn’t mean it’s gone. Encrypting USB data is the only way to keep it safe. RailCorp, the Sydney metropolitan commuter rail company, has stopped auctioning off unclaimed...
Personal data put at risk by auction of unclaimed USB drives
A 3D-printed gun can still explode, but making an AK-47 is easier than you think

The Alleged Leader Of 'LulzSec,' A Major Hacking Group, Was Just Arrested In Australia

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An unnamed 24-year-old in New South Wales, Australia, was arrested for defacing a government website, the BBC reports. This individual is the "self-proclaimed leader" of hacking group LulzSec, a splinter group of Anonymous, the BBC says. The group has waged several high profile attacks against major organizations like Sony and...
The Alleged Leader Of 'LulzSec,' A Major Hacking Group, Was Just Arrested In Australia
Extinct frog that gives birth from its mouth nearly brought back to life

Self-proclaimed LulzSec leader arrested in NSW

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The self-proclaimed leader of international hacking group Lulz Security has been arrested by Australian Federal Police on the New South Wales central coast....
Self-proclaimed LulzSec leader arrested in NSW

Pirate Apple TV Operation Nabbed In Australia

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littlekorea writes "New South Wales Police have arrested a man selling USB keys bearing the Apple logo, which offered access to over a thousand Pay TV channels, another thousand movies on demand and several hundred adult films. A forensic analysis of the device revealed the content was hosted in...
Pirate Apple TV Operation Nabbed In Australia

Australian Federal Police arrest alleged LulzSec leader on hacking charges

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have arrested a man claiming to be the leader of the LulzSec hacking group. When contacted by phone, an AFP spokesperson told us a media release and press conference are coming later in the day. ABC News Australia first reported the arrest. The suspect is reportedly a...
Australian Federal Police arrest alleged LulzSec leader on hacking charges

Apple hits Samsung with 278 patent claims in revised Australian lawsuit

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Apple has expanded the scope of its patent lawsuit against Korean electronics giant Samsung in Australia, widening its complaint to include 278 claims, across 22 patents that cover 10 new products. The Australian reports that Apple widened its claims in New South Wales Federal Court today, with Samsung’s lead barrister confirming...
Apple hits Samsung with 278 patent claims in revised Australian lawsuit

Julian Assange has a shot at the senate in Australia

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The Wikileaks founder, who is currently in confinement in Ecuador’s London embassy, has stated his intentions to try and nab an Australian senate seat. And UMR Research, which the Labor party uses for external research, suggests he’s got a “competitive” chance as a candidate in New South Wales or Victoria....
Julian Assange has a shot at the senate in Australia

As Seen From Space: Photos of the Australian Wildfires

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Dangerous wildfires across Tasmania and New South Wales, shown in pictures sent to Earth from the International Space Station Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield today sends back to Earth a devastating sight: massive wildfires that are burning across southeastern Australia, consuming thousands of acres of farms and forests and destroying homes....
As Seen From Space: Photos of the Australian Wildfires

Single atom transistors point to the future of quantum computers, death of Moore's law

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Transistors -- the basic building block of the complex electronic devices around you. Literally billions of them make up that Core i7 in your gaming rig and Moore's law says that number will double every 18 months as they get smaller and smaller. Researchers at the University of New...
Single atom transistors point to the future of quantum computers, death of Moore's law

99designs launches 99nonprofits to bring free design to non-profit organizations

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I’ve written before on my distaste of crowd-sourcing and spec work in the graphic design industry, but in the event of wild contests and charity work, my perspective shifts. As for today’s launch of 99nonprofits by 99designs, this new initative to bring free designs to non-profits has won me over. Here’s...
99designs launches 99nonprofits to bring free design to non-profit organizations

Landmark climate change report leaked online

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Draft of IPCC's fifth assessment, due to be published in September 2013, leaked online by climate sceptic Alex RawlsThe draft of a major global warming report by the UN's climate science panel has been leaked online.The fifth assessment report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is not...
Landmark climate change report leaked online
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