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Mandatory liability for software is a horrible idea

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Over the last few days, a number of prominent web sites including Twitter, Snapchat and Github were effectively unreachable for an extended period of time. As became clear, the problem was that DynDNS, a provider of DNS services forShow More Summary

Viewpoint: Deciphering Water’s Dielectric Constant

Author(s): José Teixeira The combination of two spectroscopic techniques reveals the microscopic mechanisms that control the behavior of water’s dielectric constant. [Physics 9, 122] Published Mon Oct 24, 2016

The quantum sniffer dog

As humans, we sniff out different scents and aromas using chemical receptors in our noses. In technological gas detection, however, there are a whole host of other methods available. One such method is to use infrared lasers, passing...Show More Summary

Light-driven atomic rotations excite magnetic waves

Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how the ultrafast light-induced modulation of the atomic positions in a material can control its magnetization. Show More Summary

Clearing 'visual noise' to improve underwater vision and deep sea exploration

Mankind has long been peering into the depths of the sea. From finding fish to avoiding rocks, the ability to see as far as possible through turbid water has been important for thousands of years. More recently, scientists are usingShow More Summary

Modernizing the format of nuclear data

When atomic nuclei collide with other nuclei or subatomic particles, a large number of reactions can occur, resulting in many possible products. High-quality data describing these nuclear reactions are essential for many important scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. Show More Summary

New metamaterial paves way for terahertz technologies

A research team led by UCLA electrical engineers has developed an artificial composite material to control of higher-frequency electromagnetic waves, such as those in the terahertz and far-infrared frequencies.

Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide: DSLR

  I’m ready for a DSLR! A: These cameras were originally designed for professionals.  Users of these cameras are expected to already understand basic digital photography techniques, and the in-camera electronic imaging processing should be viewed as enhancing good technique, not compensating poor technique. One key distinction between a DSLR and bridge camera is that […]

Societies seek action on rising helium prices

New report looks to address crisis by working with vendors to develop helium-saving technologies

UV light improves smartphone cameras

Photodetectors, which are used in a wide range of systems and devices from smartphones to space stations, are typically only sensitive to light within a certain narrow bandwidth. This presents numerous challenges to product developers. Show More Summary

World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2016

Conference: 19 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016, s. Konstantinovka, Nikolayevsk region, Khabarovskii kray, Russian Federation.

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics

For the first time, an experiment has directly imaged electron orbits in a high-magnetic field, illuminating an unusual collective behavior in electrons and suggesting new ways of manipulating the charged particles.

Supernovae analysis finds scant evidence for dark energy

New statistical analysis casts doubt on accelerating expansion of the universe

Brain Dynamics on Multiple Scales - Paradigms, their Relations, and Integrated Approaches

Workshop: 19 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Organized by Peter Achermann, Eckehard Olbrich and Thomas Wennekers.

A New 30 GeV Particle?

Last night a preprint appeared on the arXiv, with a re-analysis of old 1992-5 LEP data, looking at the dimuon spectrum for b-tagged (identified as involving a b-quark) events. An excess around 30 GeV was found, which would indicate a … Continue reading ?

Breakdown of ergodicity in quantum systems: from solids to synthetic matter

Conference: 6 Feb 2017 - 7 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom. Organized by Professor Sir Michael Pepper FREng FRS, Dr Arijeet Pal, Dr Zlatko Papic, Dr Ulrich Schneider and Professor Steven Simon.

Higgs Cosmology

Conference: 27 Mar 2017 - 28 Mar 2017, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. Organized by Professor Arttu Rajantie, Dr Malcolm Fairbairn, Dr Tommi Markkanen and Dr Astrid Eichhorn.

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