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Submission + - Optical fiber data rate record for Nokia Siemens Networks

edsousa writes: In a press release, Nokia Siemens Networks tell us about a new data rate record of 57.9Tbps over a link length of ~74mi (119km) set on a commercially deployed multi-mode optical fiber by ModeGap consortium that includes NSN, University of Southampton, Eindhoven Techincal University and others. This represents a 6-fold increase when compared to available commercial systems. Rober Ritcher, head of optical R&D expects that by 2020, 100 times this capacity will be possible.

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What Scientists Really Think About Religion 1123

Hugh Pickens writes "The Washington Post has a book review of Science and Religion: What Scientists Really Think by Rice University sociologist Elaine Ecklund, who spent four years doing a detailed survey of 1,646 scientists at elite American research universities. The study reveals that scientists often practice a closeted faith, worrying about how their peers would react to learning about their religious views. 'After four years of research, at least one thing became clear: Much of what we believe about the faith lives of elite scientists is wrong. The '"insurmountable hostility" between science and religion is a caricature, a thought-cliche, perhaps useful as a satire on groupthink, but hardly representative of reality,' writes Ecklund. Unsurprisingly, Ecklund found that 64% of scientists are either atheists (34%) or agnostic (30%). But only five of the 275 in-depth interviewees actively oppose religion; and even among the third who are atheists, many consider themselves 'spiritual.' 'According to the scientists I interviewed, the academy seems to have a "strong culture" that suppresses discussion about religion in many areas,' says Ecklund. 'To remove the perceived stigma, we would need to have more scientists talking openly about issues of religion, where such issues are particularly relevant to their discipline.'"