Kidde recalls 400,000 smoke alarms that don’t detect smoke – CNET

A defect in the manufacturing process is inhibiting two models from doing their job.

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DHS election cybersecurity aid draws less than half the states – CNET

The Department of Homeland Security wants to make sure your votes aren’t hacked in future elections. Not every state is interested in its help.

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Next-gen X-ray microscopy platform now operational

COSMIC, a next-generation X-ray beamline now operating at Berkeley Lab, brings together a unique set of capabilities to measure the properties of materials at the nanoscale. It allows scientists to probe working batteries and other active chemical reactions, and to reveal new details about magnetism and correlated electronic materials.

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Fire-Resistant Inorganic Paper Created with Nanotechnology – Controlled Environments Magazine

Fire-Resistant Inorganic Paper Created with NanotechnologyControlled Environments MagazineA research team led by Professpr Ying-Jie Zhu from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has developed a new kind of fire-resistant inorganic paper. As early as 2014, the team successfully prepared a new kind of fire-resistant …

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Enzymetic activities based on nanocomplex sensors explored

Researchers compared the susceptibility of different triangle silver nanoprisms (TSNPRs) towards H2O2 and elucidated the influence of capping agents and structural size on the etching process, with the aim of optimizing TSNPRs for H2O2 etching-based biosensors, such as glucose and glucose oxidase.

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Twitter has problems. Amnesty International has solutions – CNET

The human rights advocacy group issues a report detailing the level of abuse that happens on Twitter and offers some steps to clean up the toxic environment.

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Make way for the mini flying machines

Tiny floating robots could be useful in all kinds of ways, for example, to probe the human gut for disease or to search the environment for pollutants. In a step toward such devices, researchers describe a new marriage of materials, combining ultrathin 2-D electronics with miniature particles to create microscopic machines.

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Accessing the world of photography – CNET

Photographers who are quadriplegic or legally blind are taking amazing images using ingenious hacks and other senses.

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RISC reward: Chip inventors win top computing prize – CNET

The 2017 Turing Award goes to Stanford’s John Hennessy and Berkeley’s Dave Patterson for unlocking processor power key to today’s computers and phones.

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Apple’s March 27 education event in Chicago (live blog) – CNET

The company will talk up its new efforts to help students and teachers and could introduce new devices like iPads.

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