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Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

It is the defining moment that demonstrates a QUT physicist was correct in pointing out a 99-year-old mistake to one of the world’s most authoritative dictionaries.

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Madingley model simulator predicts fate of all life on Earth

Madingley model simulator predicts fate of all life on Earth

Researchers at Microsoft and the UN are hoping the model could provide a better understanding of how fragile ecosystems fit together.

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Dell, DataMotion Partner on Email Security Platform

Dell, DataMotion Partner on Email Security Platform

The partnership aims at organizations of various sizes, especially those in regulated industries like health care, financial services and government.

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WatchDox Launches LockDox Free Secure File Transfer Platform

WatchDox Launches LockDox Free Secure File Transfer Platform

The platform lets users upload a file, apply security settings, share the file with designated recipients and track all activity.

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Latest iPhone 6 concepts incorporate the more persistent rumored features

Latest iPhone 6 concepts incorporate the more persistent rumored features

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Martin Hajek has been busy again, following his earlier iPod Nano-inspired  and schematic-prompted concepts for the iPhone 6. Commissioned by French site NWE, his latest designs incorporate the more persistent rumors: a rounded profile, power button moved from the top to the right (for easier use with a larger, near edge-to-edge screen) and rectangular volume controls …

The main iPhone 6…

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'Photonic transistor' switches light signals instead of electronic signals

‘Photonic transistor’ switches light signals instead of electronic signals

Electronic transistors, which act as miniature switches for controlling the flow of electrical current, underpin modern-day microelectronics and computers. State-of-the-art microprocessor chips contain several billion transistors that switch signals flowing in electrical wires and interconnects. With increasing data-processing speeds and shrinking chip sizes, however, wires and interconnects…

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Design of optical modulators with low losses to improve optical communications

Design of optical modulators with low losses to improve optical communications

Modulators are key components within optical fiber networks and serve to transfer information from an electrical current to a signal suitable for optical fibers. They function by turning a light beam on and off quickly and the faster they can do this, the more data that can be transmitted.

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Faster computation of electromagnetic interference on an electronic circuit board

Faster computation of electromagnetic interference on an electronic circuit board

As electronic components on electronic circuit boards continue to shrink, problems of electromagnetic compatibility are arising. Such problems include unwanted ‘noise’ effects due to electromagnetic interference and susceptibility. “Electromagnetic interference is a critical problem for the electronics industry,” explains Xian-Ke Gao from the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in…

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Security and privacy concerns regarding connected vehicles

Security and privacy concerns regarding connected vehicles

(Phys.org) —A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University of Michigan survey.

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The Only Way is SLOW: Essex street revealed as having the slowest broadband in the UK - but how does YOUR home fare?

The Only Way is SLOW: Essex street revealed as having the slowest broadband in the UK – but how does YOUR home fare?

Wheatley Road in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, tied with Erw Fawr in Conwy, Wales with average speeds of just 0.60 Mpbs.

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