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Getting the measure of matter

Peter Rohde and his collaborators develop big ideas – and a measure of corny humour – using photons, the smallest possible units of light. (Did you hear about the photon that walked into a hotel and the ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Who should pay the price?

Social dilemmas, in which an individual profits from selfishness, unless the whole group chooses the selfish option, have long provided an academic challenge. A new study publishing in PLOS Computational Biology theoretically analyz ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The hazards of presumptive computing

Have you ever texted somebody saying how "ducking annoyed" you are at something? Or asked Siri on your iPhone to call your wife, but somehow managed to be connected to your mother-in-law?

dateApr 01, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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PC sales declined—again—in first quarter

Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.

dateApr 09, 2015 in Business
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Quantum leaps

Data may be king, but new research by the Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems means we may soon see a coup. UTS's team of computer scientists are leading the development of a new pattern ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Massive data management for the Digital Single Market

If the Digital Single Market launched by the European Commission in May this year is to become a reality, the fragmented field of data management needs to be addressed quickly. Current cloud computing practices often sacrific ...

dateJun 12, 2015 in Business
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Many uses in researching quantum dots

It's easier to dissolve a sugar cube in a glass of water by crushing the cube first, because the numerous tiny particles cover more surface area in the water than the cube itself. In a way, the same principle applies to the ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Nanostructure complex materials modeling  

Materials with chemical, optical, and electronic properties driven by structures measuring billionths of a meter could lead to improved energy technologies—from more efficient solar cells to longer-lasting ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Nanophysics
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