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Nanolaser is small as speck of dust

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Creating a tiny version of a coaxial cable, researchers at the University of California San Diego create smallest laser to date, an advance that could lead to optical computer chips or high-resolution displays....
Nanolaser is small as speck of dust

StopTheHacker Helps Website Owners Combat Malware, Raises $1.1 Million

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StopTheHacker, an aptly named provider of SaaS-based website security services, has secured $1.1 million in first-round funding from public and private investors, including Runa Capital and former Bluecoat chief executive Brian NeSmith. StopTheHacker’s technology, which relies on machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, basically helps website owners prevent, detect and...
StopTheHacker Helps Website Owners Combat Malware, Raises $1.1 Million
Physicist disproves $400 traffic ticket with mathematical proofs
Solar cells must emit light to attain perfection, research suggests

Twitter Pairs With UC Berkeley for Big Data 101

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The University of California at Berkeley plans to offer a class on big data to its undergraduate students during the coming fall semester, focused specifically on data analysis as applied to Twitter’s never-ending flow of information. In the company’s first official joint effort with a higher-ed institution, Twitter engineers will...
Twitter Pairs With UC Berkeley for Big Data 101
Robot finger detects textures more accurately than humans

Twitter 'helps investors play the stock market'

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Twitter can help investors play the stock market according to a new study by the University of California....
Twitter 'helps investors play the stock market'

Solving College With Big Data

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College is stuck in the past, and tech is always trying to tow it out of the mud. The trick is finding a solution that provides more access to higher education, improves the learning experience, and enables future improvement, instead of miring college in some company's proprietary system. Coursera...
Solving College With Big Data

Patent lawsuits aimed at big and small operators threaten web freedoms

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave crucial testimony at the Eolas hearing, in just one of many cases seen as commercial threats to developersIn the first week of February, Sir Tim Berners-Lee stood in front of a jury in east Texas. His task was daunting: he had to invalidate a set of...
Patent lawsuits aimed at big and small operators threaten web freedoms

Tekla Labs Wants To Help You Print Your Own Lab

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Tekla Labs, a group at UC Berkeley and the University of California San Francisco, is using DIY communities and 3D Printers to make scientific equipment more accessible....
Tekla Labs Wants To Help You Print Your Own Lab

NASA begins testing GPS-based earthquake and tsunami detection system

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NASA announced today that it has begun testing a GPS system designed to locate the precise position of serious earthquakes within the western US. Known as the Real-time Earthquake Analysis for Disaster (READI) Mitigation Network, the system gathers GPS data from more than 500 locations across California, Oregon, and...
NASA begins testing GPS-based earthquake and tsunami detection system

Can Facebook teach us how to be nice again?

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Despite the countless criticisms lobbed at Facebook over privacy and the myriad studies lamenting how it’s making us more narcissistic, lonely and generally worse at human interaction, the world’s largest social network might actually help us re-learn how to be nice in an increasingly impersonal world. The genie is out...
Can Facebook teach us how to be nice again?
Study: jailbreak apps upload less private data than Apple approved apps
UCLA-developed camera can detect cancer cells in real time
Pantheon nabs $5M from Foundry, others for smarter Drupal site development
Why 96% Of Americans Are Nervous About Mobile Pay--And Why They Shouldn't Be
Facial recognition software to be used for identifying unknown subjects in portraits

Open University gets 10M downloads on iTunes U in 6 months, crosses 50M downloads mark with Stanford

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Open University has crossed the 50M download threshold on iTunes U, neck and neck with Stanford, which also crossed the 50M mark, reports Jim Dalrymple of The Loop. This marks 10M downloads of Open University content on iTunes U since it became the first to hit the 40M mark in October...
Open University gets 10M downloads on iTunes U in 6 months, crosses 50M downloads mark with Stanford
Apple on EPEAT: our products "superior" in other environmental areas

Google Easy Dashboard Library Makes Using Analytics API Easier

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Google has long provided an API for automating Google Analytics, but it required developers to jump through a few more hoops than many would like. Yesterday, the company announced its Easy Dashboard Library, which should let developers speed up custom-tailored dashboards and reports. Prior to the library, getting things...
Google Easy Dashboard Library Makes Using Analytics API Easier
Smartphone-equipped floating robots transmit water data in real-time

The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You

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A new survey by law professors at the University of California at Berkeley suggests that most Americans are uneasy with the idea that their phones could divulge behavioral and personal information to merchants....
The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You
Most Americans don't plan to use mobile payment systems, says survey

Berkeley Aligns With Harvard and MIT's edX Online Learning Initiative

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University of California, Berkeley said today it would join edX, the nonprofit online learning joint venture between Harvard and MIT, with two computer science courses to be offered this fall. What’s interesting is that Berkeley professors are already teaching three computer science courses on another online learning platform, the for-profit...
Berkeley Aligns With Harvard and MIT's edX Online Learning Initiative

Booting Up: SwaggSec Edition

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Mr. Berners Lee. (flickr.com/tanaka) A hacker group called SwaggSec broke into Foxconn and released internal passwords and server logins, encouraging people to place fake orders [9to5mac] Tim Berners Lee testifies in Texas patent case in which a patent-licensing company called Eolas and the University of California want royalty payments from just...
Booting Up: SwaggSec Edition
Pinterest taps Facebooker Barry Schnitt to lead comms
Carbon nanotubes used to smell out airborne toxins
University of California launching UCTV Prime, a university-run YouTube original channel
Fewer traffic deaths occurred following California's ban on hand-held cell use

Patent troll takes last shot at owning "interactive web," but falls short

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A patent-trolling firm called Eolas, working together with the University of California, took a notorious patent to trial in East Texas earlier this year, trying to win close to $1 billion from Internet companies including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and others. The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, actually...
Patent troll takes last shot at owning "interactive web," but falls short
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