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Correlator - Supercomputer built for largest ground-based telescope

Largest ground-based telescope in history - Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is now equipped with its petascale supercomputer crucial for its huge data processing requirements. Known as ALMA correlator, this supercomputer has over 134 million

January 24, 2013

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Plastic logic reveals paper-thin flexible tablet computer

Plastic Logic, Queen's University and Intel® labs have collaboratively developed a flexible plastic computer tablet. Its called PaperTab, looks and feels just like a sheet of paper. It is fully interactive and flexible with a  high-resolution 10.7” plastic

January 17, 2013

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LEON - microchips designed by ESA for future space missions

In an attempt to become self-reliant, ESA designed LEON series microprocessor chips for their future space missions. Engineered to operate within spacecraft computers, withstand extreme conditions during launch and in space, manufacturing was done Atmel in France

January 10, 2013

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Quantum stealth: "The Harry Potter cloak" realized

Canadian camouflage manufacturing company Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. has developed "quantum stealth camouflage", material which renders the target completely invisible using light bending technology. What's interesting, is that this material does not need any

January 03, 2013

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Advanced humanoid “Roboy” - new "soft skin" service robot with almost human-like movement

  Roboy (credit: Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich) Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich envisaged new class of service robots - Roboy - advanced humanoids covered with “soft skin” and having tendon-driven

December 29, 2012

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Nanotech self-filling water bottle inspired by a beetle

A water bottle which will fill itself by drawing water from atmosphere is what NBD Nano co-founder and biochemist Deckard Sorensen conceived in his mind. He got inspired by Namib desert beetle(genus Stenocara), which does something similar. Living in a desert where

December 28, 2012

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Internet kill switch - Urgent global action needed as "internet as we know it" comes under very real threat

United Nations body, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has asked for the kill switch to the internet, leaving cyberspace subject to political control and constant monitoring. Civil rights groups, big communications corporations including Google and

November 12, 2012

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Space weather could wreak havoc in gadget-driven world

Advances in modern life have exposed humans to new weaknesses to space weather, which could disrupt communications, crash stock markets and cause months-long power outages, experts warned Saturday.Worst-case scenarios including scorched commercial satellites, GPS

February 21, 2011