Ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers turn on and off faster than any before

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
Physicist have develop ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers. One thousand billion operations per second – this peak value has now been achieved by semiconductor nano-lasers.
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Investigating 'underground' habitat of Listeria bacteria

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
The literature describes Listeria as ubiquitous bacteria with widespread occurrence. Yet they only become a problem for humans and animals when they contaminate food processing facilities, multiply, and enter the food chain in high concentrations. An infection with Listeria monocytogenes can even be fatal for humans or animals with weakened immune systems.
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Mimicking brain cells to boost computer memory power

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
Researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new platform for the development of highly stable and reliable nanoscale memory devices.
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Promising results shown with targeted approaches in subsets of non-small cell lung cancer

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
The BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib has significant anti-tumour activity in patients with advanced BRAF V600E mutant non-small cell lung cancer whose disease has progressed after chemotherapy, according to phase II data.
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Mesothelioma: New Findings On Treatment Options

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
Treating patients with high-dose radiotherapy after chemotherapy and surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma does not achieve improvements in local relapse and overall survival, according to new data from a prospective randomized phase II trial.
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New data on combination treatments for melanoma

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
Combination therapy with both BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor cobimetinib achieves greater progression-free survival and response rates than vemurafenib plus placebo in BRAF-mutation positive melanoma, according to phase III data.
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Nivolumab shows signs of superior response rate compared to standard chemotherapy in advanced melanoma

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:03pm
The monoclonal antibody nivolumab achieves superior response rates and a longer duration of response than standard chemotherapy in patients whose melanoma has progressed after treatment with ipilimumab, according to phase III data.
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Asking parents smart questions can help obese kids lose weight

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:02pm
Preventing childhood obesity may begin at home, but there’s plenty nurses can do to help parents embrace healthy lifestyle choices, says one expert. For tips about diet and exercise to stick, clinicians need to take the time to interview families about their habits, she adds.
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Cells from placentas safe for patients with multiple sclerosis, study shows

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 1:02pm
Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study. “This is the first time placenta-derived cells have been tested as a possible therapy for multiple sclerosis,” said the lead investigator of the study. “The next step will be to study larger numbers of MS patients to assess efficacy of the cells, but we could be looking at a new frontier in treatment for the disease.”
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'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

Science Daily - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:52pm
Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways -- some simple and some involving new technologies -- to hide objects from view. The latest effort not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration.
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:48pm
First time accepted submitter chasm22 writes EU Regulators are apparently set to accuse Apple and the Irish government of entering into several sweetheart deals that left Apple with lower taxes than what it legally owed. If the ruling is upheld, Apple could owe billions in back taxes. Interestingly, it seems that the Irish government would actually get the extra money and suffer little for its part in the scheme.

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Could Skinny Jeans Bend Your iPhone 6 Plus?

Wired News - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:36pm

Let's talk about the physics associated with a bending iPhone.

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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:06pm
Bismillah writes Google security researcher Michael 'lcamtuf' Zalewski says he's discovered a new remote code execution vulnerability in the Bash parser (CVE-2014-6278) that is essentially equivalent to the original Shellshock bug, and trival to exploit. "The first one likely permits remote code execution, but the attack would require a degree of expertise to carry out," Zalewski said. "The second one is essentially equivalent to the original flaw, trivially allowing remote code execution even on systems that deployed the fix for the initial bug," he added.

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GoPro’s New Cameras Sport Better 4K Features, Low-Light Shooting

Wired News - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 12:00pm

Go Pro has announced three new cameras: the new 4K flagship Hero4 Black, the new Hero4 Silver with a touchscreen, and a new entry-level Hero camera that costs only $130.

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How Viewing Earth as an Exoplanet Can Help Search for Alien Life

Space.com - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:31am
What signs of life could a far-off alien spacecraft spot on Earth? The answer could help researchers shape the hunt for E.T. in far-off solar systems.
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This Huge Alien Planet Is Making Its Host Star Age Prematurely

Space.com - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:31am
The close-orbiting alien planet, known as WASP-18b, is apparently disrupting the magnetic field of its host star so much that the object is behaving like a much older star, researchers said.
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See What’s Buried in the Swiss Bunkers Turned Into Secretive Data Centers

Wired News - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:30am

In his series Deposit, Swiss photographer Yann Mingard reveals another type of data storage facility: the privately owned bunker space within which individuals, companies and even nation-states secure their most precious code, papers, and in some cases, genetic material.

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The White House’s Smart Branding Campaign Against Sexual Assault

Wired News - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:30am

The tactic is similar to when the Human Rights Campaign logo went viral over social media in 2013.

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If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice?

Wired News - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:30am

The subject enters a room in which a 12-year-old boy is seated. A 20-minute conversation ensues. The subject quizzes the boy about current events and other topics to get a sense of his intelligence and personality. But the boy is not what he appears to be.

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Trailer Roundup: Jupiter Ascending Wows and Chris Hemsworth Hacks

Wired News - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:30am

The movie gods gaveth in a big way this week. Jupiter Ascending came roaring back onto the track after veering off course for a bit, and lead the charge for a few smaller budget sci-fi companions. Elsewhere, a bunch of stuff blew up in trailers for Kingsmen: The Secret Service and Blackhat, and we got our sad on with some moody film festival fodder. So overall, there's something for the nerds, something for the family, and something for the film majors. Popcorn up and let's ride!

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