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Written By: grant on October 22, 2013 No Comment

ZDnet shines on the newest bright idea to promise to change the way we internet… a Chinese project using lightbulbs to transmit information wirelessly:

Four computers under a one-watt LED lightbulb may connect to the Internet under the principle that light can be used as a carrier instead of traditional radio frequencies, said Chi [...]

Written By: grant on September 22, 2013 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Beetle (ASIC)</i> by Sven Loechner

The Beetle (ASIC) is a chip designed for the Large Hadron Collider, the giant particle accelerator designed to recreate the Big Bang.

It’s part of the quark-detection equipment in an experiment called “Large Hadron Collider beauty.”

Written By: grant on September 4, 2013 No Comment

University of California, Riverside, researchers have made a very small breakthrough in the way computers work… one that might lead to big changes soon. They’re using atom-thin sheets of carbon to create an entirely new kind of logic circuit:

Graphene is a single-atom thick carbon crystal with unique properties beneficial for electronics including extremely [...]

Written By: grant on July 24, 2013 No Comment

SONG: “Better Angels” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media,” The Guardian, 17 March 2011, as used in the post “Sock-puppet G-men keeping tabs on the Twitter.”

ABSTRACT: If I was a soldier and my [...]

Written By: grant on July 4, 2013 No Comment

Slate brings psychogeography a step closer to the mainstream, highlighting software that uses word frequency to show what kinds of people are in what parts of the city:

Of all the data goldmines that social media companies have acquired over the past few years, Yelp’s stash of 39 million ratings and reviews of everything [...]

Written By: grant on June 18, 2013 No Comment

The Guardian reveals a genuine government plot to infiltrate social networks with Fakey McFake IDs:

A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will [...]

Written By: grant on May 29, 2013 No Comment

The Telegraph reports on (or, at least, repeats Wired‘s reporting on) the dirigibles spreading the World Wide Web to places no internet has gone before:

“To help enable the campaign, Google has been putting together an ecosystem of low-cost smartphones running Android on low-power microprocessors,” Wired said. “Rather than traditional infrastructure, Google’s signal will [...]

Written By: grant on May 14, 2013 No Comment

Science Daily isn’t talking about fiberoptics. They’re looking at the latest breakthroughs that take the “electrons” out of “electronics” by using photons to process information:

Scientists from the Group of Philip Walther from the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna succeeded in prototyping a new and highly resource efficient model of a quantum computer — [...]

Written By: grant on May 1, 2013 No Comment

Wired (via CNN) is sizing up the new guy on the mound – a mechanical brain designed to outsmart pitchers:

Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have built a small humanoid robot that plays baseball — or something like it. The bot can hold [...]

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