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Graphene breakthrough: Samsung boffins claim manufacturing success
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Quick, Sammy, before Apple finds a way to patent it! A group of 14 Korean researchers, including 10 from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, have published details of a technique for synthesizing graphene that could lead to sheets of the thin, strong, conductive wonder-material-du-jour being used in commercial devices sooner rather than later.…

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Time is on their side: NIST’s new atomic clock accurate for 300 MEEELLION years
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Boffins rock around the clock Vid  Some people are nuts about knowing the correct time, but the boffins at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken such habits further than anyone else with a new atomic clock that’s accurate to 10 trillionths of a second per day.…

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Sneak Peek: What the White House is Thinking About Antibiotic Resistance
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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST for short) is preparing a major report on the problem of antibiotic resistance. The report won’t be published for a few months, but today PCAST held one of its periodic meetings, and aired what it thinks the most important issues are going to be. For […]

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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean
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astroengine (1577233) writes “Gravity measurements made with the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth. The Cassini data shows the body of water, which is in the moon’s southern hemisphere, […]

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Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline
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Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. TechCrunch reports that…

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OpenFin Raises $4 Million To Bring HTML5 Apps To The Financial Services Industry
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Financial services-focused software developer OpenFin has raised $4 million in a new round of funding to help financial services firms update their technology infrastructure and junk the Bloomberg terminal. Read More

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Bundled Cable Channels Are Here to Stay — And That’s a Good Thing
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Illustration: elapela/Getty Images These days, barely a week passes in the U.S. entertainment industry without litigation, legislation, or argumentation over bundling–the practice of offering a “package” of channels instead of the option to buy a la carte. I, for one, say enough with bundle bashing. Bundling is hardly unique to the entertainment industry, nor is […]

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Jan. 17, 1985: Please Hold
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1985: Britain’s famous red telephone boxes are officially retired by British Telecom, to become another victim of encroaching technology and corporate expediency. Retired does not mean completely gone, however. Although their numbers have dwindled over the years, there are still plenty of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott‘s iconic telephone boxes kicking around Old Blighty. And they’re […]

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Jan. 23, 1978: Pfffttt….
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Aerosol technology now brings joy to millions of cheese lovers. Photo: candid via Flickr 1978: Sweden bans aerosol sprays as evidence increasingly suggests these sprays are damaging the ozone layer. It is the first country in the world to do so. Interestingly enough, the modern aerosol spray can was invented in 1926 by Norwegian chemical […]

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