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+ - Guinness Record: Amplifier operates at a speed of one trillion cycles/sec->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "DARPA said today that a solid-state amplifier developed under its Terahertz Electronics program was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest ever recorded — one terahertz (1012 GHz), or one trillion cycles per second—150 billion cycles faster than the existing world record of 850 gigahertz set in 2012."
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+ - Quick look: The 76 year-old "War of the World" broadcast rumpus->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "One of the country’s biggest overreactions occurred 76 years ago this week when on Oct. 30, 1938 a radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds was mistaken for an actual Mars invasion.

According to many, the radio broadcast read by actor Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air repertory group, fooled millions of Americans into thinking the world was pretty much going to end that night. The truth about how many citizens actually felt the Martians were invading is up for debate."

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+ - How do I know you're lying? My "Star Wars" algorithm told me->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Two researchers with BAE Systems’ Adaptive Reasoning Technologies Group have taken home a $25,000 prize for developing an algorithm that can help detect who's trustworthy and who isn't. The algorithm – known as JEDI MIND--was developed as part of crowdsourcing challenge that took place between nearly 40 competitors backed by The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and its Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA) group."
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+ - Gartner: Make way for digital business, risks or die?->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "In his opening keynote Garter’s Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research said that since 2013 650 million new physical objects have come online. 3D printers became a billion dollar market; 10% of cars became connected; and the number of Chief Data Officers and Chief Digital Officer jobs have doubled. By 2015, all of these items will double again, he said."
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+ - DARPA delving into the black art of super secure software obfuscation->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "iven enough computer power, desire, brains and some luck, the security of most systems can be broken. But there are cryptographic and algorithmic security techniques, ideas and concepts out there that add a level of algorithmic mystification that could be built into programs that would make them close to unbreakable. That’s what the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants for a new program called Safeware."
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+ - US offers $60 million for radical new energy technology->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Far-reaching changes in the way we cool large structures and make alternative energy products are driving $60 million worth of research and product development from the Department of Energy.

Specifically, the DOE’s advanced research group Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) this week announced two programs, one that would focus on developing low-cost, highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants and another to advance automated systems-level technology that would speed improvement of plant biomass crops to increase alternative fuel options."

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+ - DARPA technology uncovers counterfeit microchips->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said this week one of its contractors, working on one of the agency’s anti-counterfeit projects has developed and deployed what it calls an Advanced Scanning Optical Microscope that can scan integrated circuits by using an extremely narrow infrared laser beam, to probe microelectronic circuits at nanometer levels, revealing information about chip construction as well as the function of circuits at the transistor level."
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+ - DARPA image technology would move way beyond X-Rays ->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Getting a better view inside mostly dense objects like corrosion in aircraft wings and welds on ships or even gunpowder hidden in suitcases are just a few of the applications researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are hoping to develop with a new program called Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS)."
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+ - FAA lets movie, TV firms fly drones in national airspace, what could go wrong? ->

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coondoggie (973519) writes "I am all for realism in movies but this might be a little precarious. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System."
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