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+ - Samsung Announces Super Fast, 4.6 Gbps Wi-Fi Technology->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Samsung Electronics has developed a new Wi-Fi technology that it says will soon allow users to download a 1 GB movie in less than three seconds, or stream uncompressed high-definition videos from mobile devices to TVs in real-time. The company also claims that the 802.11ad standard, 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology will to enable maximum speed irrespective of the number of devices connected to the same network."
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+ - Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details-> 1

Submitted by Reddog99
Reddog99 (233877) writes "Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the worldâ(TM)s insatiable demand for power.

Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy. Crucially, by being âoecompact,â Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and practical enough for applications ranging from interplanetary spacecraft and commercial ships to city power stations. It may even revive the concept of large, nuclear-powered aircraft that virtually never require refuelingâ"ideas of which were largely abandoned more than 50 years ago because of the dangers and complexities involved with nuclear fission reactors."

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+ - London To Get New Driverless Underground Trains->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The feature of the design that makes its extraordinary is that the trains are fully automatic operational.The designs have taken significant changes after estimating the demands of some parts of underground system needed much attention...Read more..."
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+ - First Demonstration Of Artificial Intelligence On A Quantum Computer

Submitted by KentuckyFC
KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "Machine learning algorithms use a training dataset to learn how to recognise features in images and use this 'knowledge' to spot the same features in new images. The computational complexity of this task is such that the time required to solve it increases in polynomial time with the number of images in the training set and the complexity of the "learned" feature. So it's no surprise that quantum computers ought to be able to rapidly speed up this process. Indeed, a group of theoretical physicists last year designed a quantum algorithm that solves this problem in logarithmic time rather than polynomial, a significant improvement. Now, a Chinese team has successfully implemented this artificial intelligence algorithm on a working quantum computer, for the first time. The information processor is a standard nuclear magnetic resonance quantum computer capable of handling 4 qubits. The team trained it to recognise the difference between the characters '6' and '9' and then asked it to classify a set of handwritten 6s and 9s accordingly, which it did successfully. The team say this is the first time that this kind of artificial intelligence has ever been demonstrated on a quantum computer and opens the way to the more rapid processing of other big data sets--provided, of course, that physicists can build more powerful quantum computers."

+ - New Possible treatment for Type II Diaberes->

Submitted by Phoghat
Phoghat (1288088) writes "There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes right now, and even with the best practices and therapies, healthy glucose levels are hard to achieve. Now researchers say they're onto a potential treatment that can restore normal insulin activity, normalizing blood sugar levels with just one injection. So far it works without adverse side effects, at least in mice.
An international team led by Michael Downes and Ronald Evans from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies investigated a promising protein called fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1). In this study, the researchers injected the protein into the bloodstream of diabetic mice and found a potent, glucose lowering effect — without weight gain, bone loss, or fatty buildup in the liver."

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Comment: Re:Watch Out for PETA (Score 1) 466

by Phoghat (#46865969) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test
you're going to end up with a massive animal welfare crisis on your hands. All those cows, pigs, sheep, chickens etc are no longer going to be wanted by mankind. we've got Creationists, Bible thumpers, who will eat this if and when a gunn ( that they probably left unattended) is put to their heads

+ - Amazon acquires Liquivista from Samsung, producer of color e ink displays->

Submitted by Phoghat
Phoghat (1288088) writes "Using the principle of Electrowetting, Liquavista is developing a range of products based on a variety of architectures. Available in 3 distinct modes; transmissive, reflective and transflective, Liquavista’s technology is the only solution, other than LCD, which operates in all 3 modes modes, but with 2x, 3x, 4x optical performance. Liquavista’s display cell concepts allow radically brighter and more efficient flat panel displays to be built – but use today’s established manufacturing infrastructure and processes to achieve it.
The combination of superior performance, lower bill of materials and compatibility with existing infrastructure makes Liquavista’s technology unique. Liquavista owns the core patents on the technology built around work done by the founding team at Philips Research.
The performance of Liquavista technology makes it well suited for use in mobile applications such as e-readers, mobile phones, GPS devices, portable media players and cameras because of the ability to see displays in all lighting conditions combined with the ability to show video content at very low power.
Furthermore, the scalability of the technology, being based on conventional manufacturing processes, allows for application in large display products such as laptops and tv’s in the long term.
I think in the coming months, Amazon is going to challenge Apple for tablet supremacy"

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