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Microsoft Taps Yahoo Scientists for New York Research Lab

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Microsoft is setting up a research lab in New York, picking off a team of researchers from the struggling Yahoo. The initial group, Microsoft says, is just a start as it seeks to tap into the "groundswell" of science and technology development under way in New York....
Microsoft Taps Yahoo Scientists for New York Research Lab

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

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Good morning! Here's the overnight news. After catching up, come back to SAI all day for live tech news and analysis. Marissa Mayer does not consider herself a feminist. Marc Andreessen is backing an app for contractors who want to rent equipment. Walt Mossberg says you might want to wait...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)
National Ignition Facility's fusion laser exceeds a record-breaking 500 terawatts

Researchers use nanotech to make cancer 3M times more detectable

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Scientists at Princeton University say they have used nanotechnology to make tests to detect diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer's disease, 3 million times more sensitive....
Researchers use nanotech to make cancer 3M times more detectable

In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

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The search for the fountain of youth is nothing new; we humans have long been trying to lengthen our lifespans. In recent years, science and medicine have made great strides in increasing how long we live. The average life expectancy of an American is now more than 78 years,...
In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

Scientists closer to declaring discovery the 'God Particle'

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New data is bringing scientists much closer to proving that a particle discovered in the Large Hadron Collider last year is the elusive Higgs boson....
Scientists closer to declaring discovery the 'God Particle'

IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

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IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data and find patterns in different environments will augment our sensory interactions with our surroundings. While many of us associate haptic feedback with video...
IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

Higgs Boson Impostors? It's Possible, Say Scientists

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Could the particle discovered at CERN be a Higgs Boson impostor? One group of scientists think there's a chance that that might be the case....
Higgs Boson Impostors? It's Possible, Say Scientists

Ant abilities could aid robot design

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A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists....
Ant abilities could aid robot design
Scientists poke frozen mammoth, liquid blood squirts out
Off-the-shelf brainwave scanners can extract your private information
Department of Transportation thinks cars should stop you from texting while driving
Cobweb-scanning software can identify spider species

We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

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At GigaOM, we’re all about emerging technology — particularly emerging technology that’s disruptive. We believe there are certain technology shifts, like big data or the cloud, or advances in mobile networks or the spread of digital media, that aren’t mere trends: They are part of fundamental changes in how...
We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

Greylock scientist DJ Patil: “Data is the new black”

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Dr. DJ Patil (not actually a DJ) is the data scientist in residence at Greylock Partners, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and in a talk at LeWeb London, he unleashes a mighty nerdgasm all about the power of big data. He tells the audience “the demand for...
Greylock scientist DJ Patil: “Data is the new black”

Higgs boson gets set to music

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Scientists generate a musical picture of so-called `God particle' by attaching musical notes to each data point. [Read more]...
Higgs boson gets set to music

DoE gives NVIDIA $12.4m for exascale computer research

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Computer graphics chip maker NVIDIA recently announced that the US Department of Energy has granted it a two-year, $12.4 million contract for the research and development of exascale computer technology. The scientists and engineers from the government and the private company will work together to advance the field and produce...
DoE gives NVIDIA $12.4m for exascale computer research

Mark Zuckerberg co-sponsors $33 million prize to extend human life

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Backed by tech luminaries, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a $3 million reward, is being presented to 11 different scientists for their efforts to cure diseases. [Read more]...
Mark Zuckerberg co-sponsors $33 million prize to extend human life
NASA develops speedy vacuum tube prototype for computers in space
Health Science | Putting Millions of Facebook and Google Dollars in Scientists' Pockets Might Do You Some Good
Charles Babbage's difference engine captured in gigapixel images

Video of protein movement within a neuron shows how our brains renew themselves

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If, like us, you spend most of your time wondering exactly what's going on in other people's heads, then this video is for you. Okay, so it might not reveal the reason why that jerk cut you off at the junction, or why that co-worder didn't show up to...
Video of protein movement within a neuron shows how our brains renew themselves

Caltech laser accelerometer research may bring fine-tuned position tracking, grocery ads

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One way that sensors can track your position without using an array of satellites is by measuring your acceleration as you move around -- but unless you're piloting a jumbo jet, current devices aren't very accurate. Researchers at Caltech hope to change all that with a new, ultra-sensitive accelerometer...
Caltech laser accelerometer research may bring fine-tuned position tracking, grocery ads

What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

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A device with the power to make pets vanish has been hailed as a first step towards invisibility. Tell us where you'd go undetectedScientists have unveiled the latest step towards creating an invisibility cloak. In the quest to be able to make people and objects completely unseen, a new device...
What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread
N. Carolina Senate decides to include science in sea level projections after all

Watch Squid Cells Bump to Cypress Hill's 'Insane in the Brain'

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Via Tumblr's reigning science guru Joe Hansen comes a biology video made to go viral: audio of an early-1990s hip hop track stimulates synchronized pulsing chromatophores (pigmented cells) in a squid fin. It's amazing. The video was created by Backyard Brains, two guys who hook up electrodes to cockroach parts to...
Watch Squid Cells Bump to Cypress Hill's 'Insane in the Brain'
How 3D printing is helping to change science for the better

Baby Monitor of the Future? MIT Scientists Create Program That Makes a Person's Heartbeat Visible

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By dramatizing subtle changes, new software makes it possible to see motions that are normally imperceptible to us....
Baby Monitor of the Future? MIT Scientists Create Program That Makes a Person's Heartbeat Visible
Lung-on-a-chip research could give us new ways to fight disease
Robotic wing helps scientists uncover the secrets of bat flight
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