Uber fires 20 employees in harassment investigation – CNET

The company investigated more than 200 claims of harassment, discrimination and other matters.

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Master of Science

On the Faculty Lounge is a report of a new Master of Science of Law initiative at the University of Maryland. Pleased to see this.

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Samurai armor for cats and dogs turns Rover into a ronin – CNET

Bring out your pet’s inner warrior with a suit of samurai armor designed to fit our furry friends.

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Preparation and Characterization of Poly(lipid)-Coated,…

The fabrication, characterization, and implementation of poly -coated, highly luminescent silica nanoparticles as fluorescent probes for labeling of cultured cells are described. The core of the probe is a solaS'gel-derived silica nanoparticle, 65aS'100 nm in diameter, in which up to several thousand dye molecules are encapsulated .

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Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design

A researcher has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices.

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NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes – National Science Foundation (press release)

National Science Foundation (press release)NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, SuperheroesNational Science Foundation (press release)Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), named the first- and second-place winners, as well as the People's Choice winner, for the second annual Generation Nano competition.

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NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes – National Science Foundation (press release)

National Science Foundation (press release)NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, SuperheroesNational Science Foundation (press release)Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), named the first- and second-place winners, as well as the People's Choice winner, for the second annual Generation Nano competition.

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New diode features optically controlled capacitance

Researchers have developed a capacitor with a metal-insulator-semiconductor diode structure that is tunable by illumination. The capacitor, which features embedded metal nanoparticles, is similar to a metal-insulator-metal diode, except the capacitance of the new device depends on illumination and exhibits a strong frequency dispersion, allowing for a high degree of tunability. This capacitor may enhance wireless capability for information processing, sensing and telecommunications.

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A method to improve in vitro tests

Researchers propose a new way of performing in vitro tests on nanoparticles that could enhance a correlation to in vivo results. This involves reproducing in the lab the dynamic and fluidic variations that these particles experience in the human body.

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Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters – CNET

Codebreakers’ work played a key role in the Allied invasion on D-Day — and created the world that’s led us to today’s encryption battles.

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