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HGST ships its helium-filled 6TB Ultrastar He6 3.5-inch HDD - Storage - News - HEXUS.net

HGST ships its helium-filled 6TB Ultrastar He6 3.5-inch HDD - Storage - News - HEXUS.net | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Sealed-in Helium, rather than regular air, provides several significant advantages.
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Transport bicycle packs a storage compartment in the front wheel

Transport bicycle packs a storage compartment in the front wheel | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Three industrial design students from Georgia Tech recently built the Transport, a bicycle that replaces the spokes in the front wheel with a handy storage ...
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MIT's 110-core Execution Migration CPU chip moves instructions to the data

MIT's 110-core Execution Migration CPU chip moves instructions to the data | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A 110-core CPU chip based on a new architecture has been developed and committed to silicon by MIT researchers. Instead of bringing data to a core that need...
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Social sharing service Buffer has been hacked, pauses all sharing (Update: Now fully restored)

Social sharing service Buffer has been hacked, pauses all sharing (Update: Now fully restored) | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Update: Buffer has restored all sharing features as of 8pm PST on Saturday. The company blog has full details of how users can reconnect their social media accounts.

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LulzBot TAZ 2 3D printer cuts the computer cord

LulzBot TAZ 2 3D printer cuts the computer cord | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Boasting the same dimensions and print area as its predecessor, which LulzBot claims is the largest build area for a 3D printer under US$5,000, the TAZ 2 se...
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Aluminum studs could boost the performance of any solar cell

Aluminum studs could boost the performance of any solar cell | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at Imperial College London has found that attaching an array of cylindrical aluminum studs on top of a solar cell can dramatically imp...
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When was the first parachute jump? Google Doodle marks the day in 1797 when André-Jacques Garnerin made history

When was the first parachute jump? Google Doodle marks the day in 1797 when André-Jacques Garnerin made history | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Google has created a ‘doodle’ to celebrate the 216th anniversary of the world’s first parachute jump.
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"Superfuel" Thorium a Proliferation Risk?

"Superfuel" Thorium a Proliferation Risk? | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A new study in Nature says that using thorium as a nuclear fuel has a higher risk for proliferation into weapons than scientists had believed.
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Australian Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Coal, Gas, BNEF Says

Australian Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Coal, Gas, BNEF Says | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Wind is now cheaper than fossil fuels in producing electricity in Australia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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6 Scary Conclusions in the UN's New Climate Report

6 Scary Conclusions in the UN's New Climate Report | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Scientists are more sure than ever that we're behind global warming--and that it's going to be bad.
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Chill Out: Frozen Foods Are Just Fine

Chill Out: Frozen Foods Are Just Fine | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Why canned and frozen foods deserve a little respect.
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Nvidia: Consoles Can No Longer Surpass PC Graphics

Nvidia: Consoles Can No Longer Surpass PC Graphics | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Console companies just don't have the resources to compete with GPU makers.
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2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car

2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
You may have read stories lately that suggest the BMW i3 is the first luxury competition for the Tesla Model S electric car. It’s not. You may also have read that it’s the first range-extended car to go head to head with the Chevrolet Volt.
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Morpher bike helmet folds flat when you aren't wearing it

Morpher bike helmet folds flat when you aren't wearing it | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Although it's entirely possible that a bicycle helmet could save your life one day, that still doesn't change the fact that the things take up a lot of spac...
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New AI algorithms beat CAPTCHA tests 90% of the time

New AI algorithms beat CAPTCHA tests 90% of the time | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup Vicarious has announced that it has developed software algorithms which can solve CAPTCHAs up to 90 perc...
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Windows 8.1 mouse lag is making some games unplayable - Software - News - HEXUS.net

Windows 8.1 mouse lag is making some games unplayable - Software - News - HEXUS.net | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Meanwhile AMD boasts of better APU performance in the updated Windows OS.
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Loss mitigation in plasmonic solar cells: aluminium nanoparticles for broadband photocurrent enhancements in GaAs photodiodes : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

Loss mitigation in plasmonic solar cells: aluminium nanoparticles for broadband photocurrent enhancements in GaAs photodiodes : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
We illustrate the important trade-off between far-field scattering effects, which have the potential to provide increased optical path length over broad bands, and parasitic absorption due to the excitation of localized surface plasmon resonances...
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Silicon supercapacitor could store electricity inside a silicon chip

Silicon supercapacitor could store electricity inside a silicon chip | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A supercapacitor made primarily of silicon that has shown much improved power density over its commercially available alternatives could allow for interesti...
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Hyperloop

Hyperloop | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
If we are to make a massive investment in a new transportation system, then the return should by rights be equally massive.
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Renewables now cheaper than coal and gas in Australia : Renew Economy

Renewables now cheaper than coal and gas in Australia : Renew Economy | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance concludes that renewables are already cheaper than new build coal and gas in Australia.
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Australian wind energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels | Carbon Tracker Initiative

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People & Planet's Fossil Free campaign | People & Planet

People & Planet's Fossil Free campaign | People & Planet | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
People & Planet's new campaign to shift our universities' support for the fossil fuel industry into support for clean and green solutions to climate change.
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