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University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

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Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reportedly, electrical engineers with gobs of free time and an imagination the size of Coach K's ego have managed to...
University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

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NC State University researchers have discovered an SMS phishing (smishing) vulnerability in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and thus is present in almost all Android versions, including Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1). They have tested the flaw on...
Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

Researchers Layer an Electronic Junction Into Optical Fiber

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Pennsylvania State University researchers have devised a technique for embedding an electronic junction directly into optical fiber, which potentially paves the......
Researchers Layer an Electronic Junction Into Optical Fiber

'Unprinting' paper could trump recycling, says Cambridge

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University researchers say they've successfully used lasers to remove toner from printed sheets, without ruining the underlying paper. [Read more]...
'Unprinting' paper could trump recycling, says Cambridge

The Disappearing Web: How we're losing the battle to preserve the Internet

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Creative Commons2011 Egyptian revolution The Web may be less permanent than we once thought. According to archivists, after two years, 27 percent of social media, pictures, video, and blog posts vanish. For many who regret oversharing, this may be welcome news. But for historians eager to document the tweets...
The Disappearing Web: How we're losing the battle to preserve the Internet

Mapping New York City's energy hogs

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Columbia University researchers create an interactive map of the energy use from New York City's buildings with the hopes of identifying potential efficiency improvements and shared on-site energy systems, such as solar....
Mapping New York City's energy hogs

Language breakthrough: Microsoft system turns English into Mandarin, in speaker's voice

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What happens in the video above is a potential breakthrough in speech recognition technology that could help to break down language barriers between countries and cultures. Microsoft Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid is speaking to an audience of Chinese students. He says a sentence in English, and seconds later,...
Language breakthrough: Microsoft system turns English into Mandarin, in speaker's voice

Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

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Water and fat -- those are the two primary building blocks Oxford University researchers have used to 3D print the droplet you see above. Sounds unremarkable until you consider its intended application as a human tissue replacement. By stringing together thousands of these so-called droplets (which measure about 50...
Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor

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Built-in power supply? Check. Ability to survive anything? Check. Easy to control? Okay, anyone who's had a cockroach as an uninvited houseguest knows that's not the case. So, rather than re-inventing the biological wheel with a robotic version, North Carolina State university researchers have figured out a way to...
Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor

Google Glass App Identifies People By Clothes, Hints At Tech That Could Counter Face Blindness

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That problem where you’re meeting someone for the first time, maybe to pick up something you bought through Craigslist? Google Glass can help with that. A new app designed for Google’s upcoming smart-mounted computer will be able to identify people based on what they’re wearing. The so-called InSight project (via 9to5Google)...
Google Glass App Identifies People By Clothes, Hints At Tech That Could Counter Face Blindness

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, MSFT, AAPL)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come to SAI for the latest live news and analysis all day. You can now make free phone calls through a Facebook smartphone app. Stumbleupon laid off 30% of its staff. University researchers say Twitter can help you lose weight. This app correctly detects...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, MSFT, AAPL)

Republicans And The Trouble With Science

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Republicans have not had a friendly relationship with science these past few months: crazy theories about rape, attacking climate scientists, and referring to evolution as “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” Just yesterday, 2016 Republican presidential contender, Marco Rubio, made headlines for refusing to answer how old he thinks the...
Republicans And The Trouble With Science

Researchers layer an electronic junction into optical fiber

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Pennsylvania State University researchers have devised a technique for embedding an electronic junction directly into optical fiber, which potentially paves the way for more streamlined optical components....
Researchers layer an electronic junction into optical fiber

Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)

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Plus Jawbone tries BodyMedia for size, the endless meme of the 'smaller iPhone', original iPhone approaches obsolescence, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe antisocial network: Path texts my entire phonebook at 6am >> Branded3Stephen Kenwright: 6am: When I rolled...
Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)
New genetic migraine cause suggested by researchers

Duke University creates 'perfect' one-directional microwave cloak, might lead to stealthier vehicles

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Most attempts at cloaking, no matter the slice of spectrum, usually leave clues as to what's there -- even microwave cloaks can spoil the surprise through reflections. At Duke University, researchers have licked some of those past problems with the first instance of a flawless microwave cloaking scheme. By...
Duke University creates 'perfect' one-directional microwave cloak, might lead to stealthier vehicles

Chip and pin 'weakness' exposed

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Cambridge University researchers share details of a security weakness than can enable the cloning of chip and pin cards....
Chip and pin 'weakness' exposed

Researchers create cyborg robo-battle-sparrow of doom

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To learn more about bird behavior, Duke University researchers go all Dr. Frankenstein by reanimating a dead sparrow with robotics. [Read more]...
Researchers create cyborg robo-battle-sparrow of doom

Sound waves used to increase disk drive capacity

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Oregon State University researchers have discovered a way to use sound waves to enhance magnetic data storage....
Sound waves used to increase disk drive capacity

'Pirate' Site Ad Transparency Report Loses Credibility

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For years the entertainment industries have complained about American companies’ advertising appearing on and therefore financially supporting so-called “pirate” sites. Hollywood and the record labels believe that responsible companies should place their promotions elsewhere, for the sake of both their businesses and the U.S. economy. To this end it’s common...
'Pirate' Site Ad Transparency Report Loses Credibility

Thumb-stretching game controller

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University researchers pitch a new type of video games control that can mimic the recoil of a gun and the motion of sea waves....
Thumb-stretching game controller

Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hitting US March 1st for $125,000

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This isn't the first we've heard of Canon's Mixed Reality system -- not by a long shot. The company's trotted its augmented reality headset out a few times before. The camera maker did, however, take the opportunity to shed some light on its US plans for the head-mounted display...
Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hitting US March 1st for $125,000

Researchers Turn to Vibrating Steering Wheel to Shake Bad Driving Habits

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AT&T Labs and Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a vibrating steering wheel that they say can help drivers keep their eyes on the road and off of distracting GPS screens....
Researchers Turn to Vibrating Steering Wheel to Shake Bad Driving Habits
Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, from UI to back end

Mmm, invisibility donut... researchers try new takes on the "invisibility cloak"

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Duke University researchers who previously demonstrated invisibility cloaking in the lab have employed 3D printing to build their latest “cloak” – a disk that can block microwaves. The thickness of the donut-like disk roughly matches one wavelength, and its combination of air and dielectric (insulating, nonconducting) composite material deflects microwaves....
Mmm, invisibility donut... researchers try new takes on the "invisibility cloak"

Researchers Say the Cloud Could Aid in Large-Scale Cyber Attacks

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Not all clouds are security threats. (flickr.com/kky) Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon have discovered a way to turn cloud computing into hacker heaven. Utilizing the cloud-based processing that speeds up our mobile browsers, analysts found that these services could be tricked into assisting  password...
Researchers Say the Cloud Could Aid in Large-Scale Cyber Attacks
Are You a Human replaces annoying CAPTCHAs with games

University Researchers Aiming For 2,000-Times Faster Broadband

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If successful, the EU-funded project will make current speeds look tortoise-esque. Super super-fast broadband could be a thing of the past, if a research team at a Welsh university have their way.The team from Bangor University's School of Electronic Engineering has already managed to pump 20 GB of data...
University Researchers Aiming For 2,000-Times Faster Broadband
And To No One's Surprise, Constant Texters Have Self-Esteem Issues

The Psychology of Being Unfriended on Facebook

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Social scientists are increasingly looking at online friendships and trying to figure out if they carry the same emotional baggage that real-world friendships do. A preliminary study suggests that breaking up, even if it’s on Facebook, is hard to do. The more you use Facebook, the more likely you...
The Psychology of Being Unfriended on Facebook
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