Russia plans $65bn tunnel to America - Times... →
Russia has unveiled an ambitious plan to build the world’s longest tunnel under the Bering Strait as part of a transport corridor linking Europe and America via Siberia and Alaska. The 64-mile (103km) tunnel would connect the far east of Russia with Alaska, opening up the prospect of the ultimate rail trip across three quarters of the globe from London to New York. The link would be twice as long...
Sony NEX-7 Revealed as First Mirror-Less Camera... →
The NEX-7 is the first mirror-less camera to pack a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, therefore, this APS-C cam of varied shape and size is capable of delivering unparalleled image quality. The product, which is Sony’s new flagship mirror-less interchangeable lens camera (ILC), has an OLED viewfinder (which the company has installed in the new Alpha A77) delivering XGA (1024 x 768-pixel) resolution....
New nanostructured glass for imaging and recording... →
University of Southampton researchers have developed new nano-structured glass, turning it into new type of computer memory, which has applications in optical manipulation and will significantly reduce the cost of medical imaging.
Fed secretly loaned $1.2 trillion in public money... →
An analysis of tens of thousands of documents obtained by Bloomberg through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request shows that the U.S. Federal Reserve made approximately $1.2 trillion in loans from public money to support Wall Street firms in the midst of one of the worst financial crises ever.
Genius 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough →
7th grader Aidan Dwyer was walking in the woods during the winter, and looking up, he noticed something about the bare branches above him. They didn’t appear to be growing randomly. So he took some measurements of the angles of the branches, crunched some numbers, and wouldn’t you know it, he found that the ubiquitous Fibonacci Sequence was behind it all. He suspected there was a...
IBM produces first working chips modeled on the... →
Big Blue is announcing today that it, along with four universities and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), have created the basic design of an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the brain processes information.
Candle flames contain millions of tiny diamonds →
The flickering flame of a candle has generated comparisons with the twinkling sparkle of diamonds for centuries, but new research has discovered the likeness owes more to science than the dreams of poets.
Was Coco Chanel a Nazi spy? - USATODAY.com →
A new book by a Paris-based American historian suggests Chanel not only had a wartime affair with a German aristocrat and spy, but that she herself was also an agent of Germany’s Abwehr military intelligence organization and a rabid anti-Semite.
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Nice guys really do finish last: Nasty people earn... →
Men who were deemed to disagree the most made 18 per cent - or $9,772 annually - more than those seen to be more willing to agree. Disagreeable women make five per cent - or $1,828 a year - more than women who are more willing to seek common ground.
Dark matter may be an illusion caused by the... →
One of the biggest unsolved problems in astrophysics is that galaxies and galaxy clusters rotate faster than expected, given the amount of existing baryonic (normal) matter. The fast orbits require a larger central mass than the nearby stars, dust, and other baryonic objects can provide, leading scientists to propose that every galaxy resides in a halo of (as yet undetectable) dark matter made of...
Phone losing charge? Technology created by UCLA... →
The UCLA Engineering team created a new type of energy-harvesting polarizer for LCDs called a polarizing organic photovoltaic, which can potentially boost the function of an LCD by working simultaneously as a polarizer, a photovoltaic device and an ambient light or sunlight photovoltaic panel. Their research findings are currently available in the online edition of the journal Advanced Materials...
PLoS ONE: Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Therapeutics →
Currently there are relatively few antiviral therapeutics, and most which do exist are highly pathogen-specific or have other disadvantages. We have developed a new broad-spectrum antiviral approach, dubbed Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) Activated Caspase Oligomerizer (DRACO) that selectively induces apoptosis in cells containing viral dsRNA, rapidly killing infected cells without harming uninfected...
US military to launch fastest-ever plane | World... →
US Defence Advance Research Projects Agency will launch the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 on the back of a rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. If all goes to plan, engineers will launch the Falcon HTV-2 to the edge of space, before detaching the plane and guiding it on a hypersonic flight that will reach speeds of 13,000mph (about 20 times the speed of sound) on its...
How to ‘Nooter’ your ISP: Neutral routers could... →
Kaminsky calls his invention Nooter (a contraction of the phrase “neutral router”). It is a sort of lie-detector test for internet service providers (ISPs). Nooter will be able to send traffic along different paths and determine whether or not your ISP is deliberately slowing some of your internet traffic, such as data from file-sharing web sites.
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