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IBM's Watson supercomputer strives to be jack of all trades

IBM's Watson supercomputer strives to be jack of all trades | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Watson already has won a major TV game show, is looking for a cure for cancer and has ambitious gastronomy ambitions including devising a recipe for chocolate-beef burritos. The IBM supercomputer is becoming a jack of all trades for the US tech giant—including in its new role as a business c... http://onlyscience.in/2015-05-ibms-watson-supercomputer-strives-to-be-jack-of-all-trades/
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Fiber optic light pipes in the retina do much more than simple image transfer

Fiber optic light pipes in the retina do much more than simple image transfer | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Having the photoreceptors at the back of the retina is not a design constraint, it is a design feature. The idea that the vertebrate eye, like a traditional front-illuminated camera, might have been improved somehow if it had only been able to orient its wiring behind the photoreceptor layer,... http://onlyscience.in/2014-07-fiber-optic-pipes-retina-simple/
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Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an article to the peer-reviewed New Journal of Physics in which he claims to have found evidence that suggests the speed of light as described by the theory of general relativity, ... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-physicist-suggests-speed-of-light-might-be-slower-than-thought/
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Tofu ingredient could revolutionise solar panel manufacture

Tofu ingredient could revolutionise solar panel manufacture | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells, a University study published in the journal Nature has revealed. Cadmium chloride is currently a key ingredient in solar cell technology used in mil... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-tofu-ingredient-could-revolutionise-solar-panel-manufacture/
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Scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable... and organic

Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery – which uses no metals or toxic materials – is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creat... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-scientists-battery-cheap-rechargeablescientists-create-new-battery-thats-cheap-clean-rechargeable-and-organic/
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Google making low-cost smartphone for emerging markets

Google making low-cost smartphone for emerging markets | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday announced it is working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One. The Android-powered handset will be built with a basic set of features including FM radio, have a screen slightly smaller than five inches and be priced at... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-google-low-cost-smartphone-emerging/
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Measuring the mass of 'massless' electrons

Measuring the mass of 'massless' electrons | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it’s a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, because its electrons behave as massless particles. Yet these electrons seem to have dual p... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-measuring-the-mass-of-massless-electrons/
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Big Bang breakthrough team allows they may be wrong

Big Bang breakthrough team allows they may be wrong | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
American astrophysicists who announced just months ago what they deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born now admit they may have got it wrong. The team said it had identified gravitational waves that apparently rippled through space right after the Big Bang. If proven to be... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-big-breakthrough-team-wrong/
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Math student detects OAuth, OpenID security vulnerability

Math student detects OAuth, OpenID security vulnerability | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
To get right to the point, a doctoral candidate in math has discovered two holes in OAuth and OpenID that could leak data and redirect victims to unsafe sites. Friday’s tech sites accordingly were buzzing with news of the discovery about a vulnerability in OAuth and OpenID protocols. Be... http://onlyscience.in/2014-05-math-student-detects-oauth-openid-security-vulnerability/
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New rapid synthesis developed for bilayer graphene and high-performance transistors

New rapid synthesis developed for bilayer graphene and high-performance transistors | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for digital electronics and transparent conductor... http://onlyscience.in/2014-05-new-rapid-synthesis-developed-for-bilayer-graphene-and-high-performance-transistors/
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Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers to scramble to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing, an official said. Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province shot thick gray smoke up to 2,000... https://onlyscience.in/2014-12-indonesia-volcano-erupts-injuring-4-1-missing/
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Orbital poised to launch cargo ship to space station

Orbital poised to launch cargo ship to space station | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Orbital Sciences Corporation is poised to launch on Sunday its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship packed with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts at the International Space Station. The liftoff is scheduled for 12:52 pm (1652 GMT) aboard an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia. The... http://onlyscience.in/2014-07-orbital-poised-to-launch-cargo-ship-to-space-station/
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Soaking up the sun

Soaking up the sun | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to solar power, it’s a case of the more blue the better according to Victoria University of Wellington researcher Dr Jonathan Halpert. Dr Halpert, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and an associate investigator at the MacDiarmid... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-soaking-up-the-sun/
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Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests

Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Figuring out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs and other bugs may have spurred the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in the ancestors of humans and other primates, suggests research from Washington University in St.... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-insect-diet-helped-early-humans-build-bigger-brains-study-suggests/
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New math technique improves atomic property predictions to historic accuracy

By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Indiana University have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy—reducing ... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-math-technique-atomic-property-historic/
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Yahoo grabs for Android smartphone homescreen

Yahoo grabs for Android smartphone homescreen | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Yahoo on Monday ramped up its move to mobile, grabbing for Android smartphone home screens with an Aviate application tuned to where people are. Yahoo bought Aviate early this year in a deal reported to be valued about $80 million dollars and the software was subsequently honed with a test... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-yahoo-grabs-for-android-smartphone-homescreen/
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In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from the sewer

Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy. Not, however, in the Austrian town of Amstetten, where a pilot project by the local utility company is... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-in-austria-heat-is-recycled-from-the-sewer/
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Molten salt reactor concept has new Transatomic Power lift

Transatomic Power has been in the news this month in its ambition to build a better reactor. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power has proposed a safer reactor that “eats nuclear waste,” as Bloomberg.com put it. The company sees potential in an innovative nuclear... http://onlyscience.in/2014-06-molten-salt-reactor-concept-transatomic/
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Proving uncertainty: First rigorous formulation supporting Heisenberg's famous 1927 principle

Proving uncertainty: First rigorous formulation supporting Heisenberg's famous 1927 principle | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Nearly 90 years after Werner Heisenberg pioneered his uncertainty principle, a group of researchers from three countries has provided substantial new insight into this fundamental tenet of quantum physics with the first rigorous formulation supporting the uncertainty principle as Heisenberg... http://onlyscience.in/2014-04-proving-uncertainty-first-rigorous-formulation-supporting-heisenbergs-famous-1927-principle/
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