Archive: 11/14/2013

'Super Wi-Fi' heading for US campuses

So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities.

Nov 14, 2013
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Seeing a photon without absorbing it

Light is of fundamental importance. It allows us to see the world around us and record pictures of our environment. It enables communication over long distances through optical fibers. All current methods ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 28 percent

Brazil's government reported Thursday that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of declines, an increase activists said was linked to recent loosening ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Evolution can select for evolvability, biologists find

Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may fare better in rapidly changing environments. This raises the question: does evolution favor ...

Nov 14, 2013
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