HomePod has one thing AirPods need next – CNET

Just take the HomePod’s controls and graft them on the AirPods, please.

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World’s smallest sensor measures growth force of plants, animals and humans

How do you visualize the extremely small forces connected to processes in our body, such as embryonic growth and development? Researchers experimented with a combination of laser technology and chemical knowledge, coming up with a sensor consisting of one single molecule that is a few hundred times more accurate than existing devices used to measure nano-forces on the molecular level. The force measured in one molecule can be compared with the force of one grain of sand pressing down on a person’s shoulder.

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After nuke scare, Hawaii senator says feds should handle alerts – CNET

Earlier this month, a state agency’s bogus missile warning terrified Hawaiians. Now Sen. Brian Schatz says he’ll offer legislation to put the US government in charge.

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New form of qubit control may yield longer computation times – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaNew form of qubit control may yield longer computation timesArs TechnicaIn quantum mechanics, to accurately predict these results, you need to know all the possible paths by which a particle may reach a certain position. So, in our example above, we need to take into account both paths to the detector. This leads people to …

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Spintronics and nanophotonics combined in 2-D material

Researchers have found a way to convert the spin information into a predictable light signal at room temperature. The discovery brings the worlds of spintronics and nanophotonics closer together and might lead to the development of an energy-efficient way of processing data, in data centers, for example.

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Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting – Nanotechnology News (press release)

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lightingNanotechnology News (press release)Despite the progress in the field of green LEDs and lasers, the researchers could not overcome the limit of 30% of indium content in the films. The reason for that was unclear up to now: is it a problem of finding the right growth conditions or rather …

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SAP, McAfee, Symantec reportedly let Russia review their code – CNET

The security software makers let Russia search for flaws in their products, according to Reuters. That’s a concern for US agencies that use the software.

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Silicon nanoblock arrays create vivid colors with subwavelength resolution

Researchers in Japan have demonstrated a range of highly tunable vivid color pixels controlled by the geometry of a monocrystalline silicon metamaterial surface. The pixels created showed dual-color response dependent on the polarization of the light source, as well as subwavelength resolution. These materials have potential applications in high-resolution printing, particularly for anti-counterfeiting technology. They could also be used for optical data storage and three-dimensional displays.

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Google will let you mute those annoying ads that follow you – CNET

You’ll be able to shut down “reminder ads” that pop up after you visit a store.

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Billionaire Roman Abramovich revealed as $30m. Tel Aviv University donor – The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem PostBillionaire Roman Abramovich revealed as $30m. Tel Aviv University donorThe Jerusalem PostConstant growth has created a need for a newer, larger and more ambitious nanotechnology center, something that was made possible through Abramovich's $30m. gift. 2 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Billionaire Roman Abramovich revealed …

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