Which streamer should you buy? – CNET

Plenty of options exist for streaming Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and the rest. We’ve reviewed almost all of them. Here are our picks.

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Method uses DNA, nanoparticles and lithography to make optically active structures

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices — news to make the ears of Star Trek’s Spock perk up. Using DNA as a key tool, the scientists took gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes and arranged them in two and three dimensions to form optically active superlattices. The structures could be programmed to exhibit almost any color across the visible spectrum.

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Truck buyers not as brand loyal as you’d think, study says – Roadshow

The decline in the number of country songs about specific pickup brands is finally explained.

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‘Awesome’ Nokia phone or home device launching Feb. 25 – CNET

A tweet teases something “awesome”, but it’s the official invite that lays on the hints.

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Chiromagnetic nanoparticles and gels

Optical nanomaterials that combine chirality and magnetism are useful for magneto-optics and as chiral catalysts. Although chiral inorganic nanostructures can exhibit high circular dichroism, modulating this optical activity has usually required irreversible chemical changes.

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Building blocks to create metamaterials

Engineers have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.

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HORIBA Scientific integrates AIST-NT’s Scanning Probe Microscopy Technology

Palaiseau, France January 15th, 2017 After four years of successful cooperation with AIST-NT, HORIBA Scientific , a global leader in Raman spectroscopy for over 50 years, announced the acquisition of AIST-NT technology. This technology will strengthen HORIBA's leadership in NanoRaman spectroscopy by combining the most advanced scanning probe microscopes with HORIBA's cutting-edge Raman technology.

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Applying the Principles of Quantum Entanglement to Secure Communication – Security Intelligence (blog)

Security Intelligence (blog)Applying the Principles of Quantum Entanglement to Secure CommunicationSecurity Intelligence (blog)While quantum mechanics can facilitate trusted communications, untrusted transactions still need to ensure nonrepudiation. This means that several different entities must verify the digital signature of the sender. Therefore, a quantum intermediary is …

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Google to fix Wi-Fi-slaying Chromecast bug on Thursday – CNET

An Android update should keep your home network from succumbing to potentially crippling data bursts.

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Amazon HQ2 list is officially down to these 20 cities – CNET

The retailer expects to make its final decision this year from the candidates.

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