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New 'time cloak' can hide almost half of the data in its path, but even recipients can't see it

Purdue University creates 'bass' powered medical implant, knows where it hertz

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We've seen all kinds of medical implants over the years, but none that had a musical preference -- until now. Researchers at Purdue University have created a pressure sensitive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) that uses sound waves as an energy source. The proof-of-concept has a vibrating cantilever that's receptive to...
Purdue University creates 'bass' powered medical implant, knows where it hertz

Facebook Wants To Create Powerful Computers That Melt Cleanly Away (FB)

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Data centers have a nasty reputation for pollution. Now Facebook has launched a contest to solve one of the computing world's biggest ecological problems. It wants to make computers out of biodegradable, compostable materials like cardboard, reports Stacey Higginbotham on GigaOM. The idea is part of Facebook's Open Compute Project. That...
Facebook Wants To Create Powerful Computers That Melt Cleanly Away (FB)

Study: free apps drain 75 percent more power, badly built advertising to blame

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It's often said there's no such thing as a free lunch and that's doubly the case for free apps. A team from Purdue University found that nearly quarters of the power used when you run an app like Angry Birds is actually used for adverts. It developed eprof, an...
Study: free apps drain 75 percent more power, badly built advertising to blame
IBM takes big steps toward extremely fast quantum computing

Researchers build optical transistor out of silicon, provide path to all-optical computing

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The speed of light is the universal speed limit, so naturally, optical technologies appeal when trying to construct speedy computational devices. Fiber optics let us shoot data to and fro at top speed, but for the time being our CPUs still make their calculations using electronic transistors. Good news...
Researchers build optical transistor out of silicon, provide path to all-optical computing
Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor
Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources

StubHub adds Passbook support, VLC, ReaddleDocs, more

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StubHub Tickets: There are a few notable apps already hitting the App Store today. StubHub, which recently announced Passbook support for University of Texas and Purdue University, is today announcing Passbook integration for University of North Carolina Tar Heels events starting with the first home football game on October 27....
StubHub adds Passbook support, VLC, ReaddleDocs, more

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Square For Your Business

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This post originally appeared at Open Forum.  Square, the mobile credit-card processing application, has been growing like crazy. It handled the equivalent of $6 billion a year in payments as of June, and with major corporations like Starbucks now using the platform, that number may easily double--and continue to grow exponentially. Why is...
4 Reasons Why You Should Use Square For Your Business
Servers: Facebook Calls for Servers You Can Compost Like Coffee Grounds
Android's power management API can lead to 'no-sleep energy bugs,' according to Perdue researchers

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Mega Rube Goldberg gizmo: 300 steps to pop balloon

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A Purdue University team outdoes itself with a record-breaking device that peels fruit, makes hamburgers, and toasts bread. There's no app for that. [Read more]...
Mega Rube Goldberg gizmo: 300 steps to pop balloon

DailyDirt: Microorganisms For Biofuel Production

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In recent years, there has been increasing interest in biofuels due to growing concerns about global warming and rising oil prices. Biofuels are generally made by using chemicals, fermentation, and heat to break down the starches, sugars, and other molecules in plants to produce a fuel that can be used...
DailyDirt: Microorganisms For Biofuel Production

Organization That Plagiarized Guide On Making Science Posters Has Pricey Lawyer Threaten Original Creator With Copyright Claim

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A bunch of folks have been sending in variations on the story about Colin Purrington, a guy who apparently created a "guide" to creating posters for scientific conferences that is somewhat popular online. The crux of the story is that Purrington, who has left academia, still spends time asking folks...
Organization That Plagiarized Guide On Making Science Posters Has Pricey Lawyer Threaten Original Creator With Copyright Claim

Purdue University's ReadingMate makes the classic reading-running combo a little easier

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Universities aren't just places for students to cut classes and enjoy themselves before eventually embarking on careers. They are also places where problems get solved, like the one facing runners who find it hard to read on the jog. That bane is the focus of a group of researchers...
Purdue University's ReadingMate makes the classic reading-running combo a little easier

Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees

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You don't have to know Shel Silverstein to know that trees are exceptionally giving. They're responsible for our homes, paper, air, furniture and, now, energy -- the "clean" kind, that is. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University have jointly devised a patent-pending method to build...
Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees
Scientists Invent An Invisibility Cloak That Can Hide Data In Time

Facebook and Open Compute want a biodegradable server chassis

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Facebook is sponsoring an Open Compute Foundation contest with Purdue to develop a more sustainable server chassis. The goal of the contest is to build a biodegradable box — instead of steel casing — to hold the innards of a server. Since most companies replace their servers every two to three years...
Facebook and Open Compute want a biodegradable server chassis

New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand

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Like any trade, once you learn the ropes of 3D modeling and do it enough, it becomes second nature. Certain college programs even dare to think they can teach it to you in just a semester or two. If you're one of those people that can create a competent 3D...
New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand

Free Android apps waste 75 percent of power on ads, study says

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Research out of Purdue University indicates that all those free apps come with a trade-off--your phone's battery life. [Read more]...
Free Android apps waste 75 percent of power on ads, study says

Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build "Apps From The Future"

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In June, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the Mozilla Ignite challenge. During the first phase of this $500,000 challenge, the two organizations invited anybody to submit ideas for applications that could make use of ultra-fast next-generation networks. These ideas had to be related to education, healthcare, public...
Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build "Apps From The Future"
Ad-supported apps leave smartphones in high-power states, drain batteries

Using Kinect to turn any surface into a multi-user, multi-finger touchscreen

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With the aid of Microsoft’s much-loved Kinect sensor, engineers at Purdue University have created a system that can turn any surface — flat or otherwise — into a multi-user, multi-finger touchscreen.The setup is disgustingly simple: You point the Kinect at some kind of surface, plug it into a computer, and...
Using Kinect to turn any surface into a multi-user, multi-finger touchscreen
Before Google and GoDaddy, There Was Elizabeth Feinler
Adobe co-develops 3D printing software to improve structural designs
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Premier Chat 011: Kyle Bowen, Purdue University Director of Informatics

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What are the most pressing issues in higher education right now? Some might argue that information infrastructure is critical, while others may cite copyright law or open source learning tools. We're excited to be hosting another in our ongoing series of subscriber-only Live Chats with Kyle Bowen, director of...
Premier Chat 011: Kyle Bowen, Purdue University Director of Informatics
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