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Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Internet
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Health checks will be seated by Sharp

(Phys.org) —Sharp unveiled a news-making prototype of a sensor earlier this month at Semicon Japan 2014, which took place from Dec 3 to 5. As its title suggests, Sharp's "Blood Vessel Aging Degree Sensor" ...

dateDec 08, 2014 in Engineering weblog
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New index measures the magnitude of heat waves

JRC scientists have developed a new index to measure the magnitude of heat waves, in cooperation with colleagues from five research organisations. According to the index projections, under the worst climate scenario of temperature ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Environment
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Smartphone understands gestures

Professor Otmar Hilliges and his staff at ETH Zurich have developed a new app enabling users to operate their smartphone with gestures. This development expands the range of potential interactions with such ...

dateOct 08, 2014 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Ultrafast remote switching of light emission

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology can now for the first time remotely control a miniature light source at timescales of 200 trillionth of a second. They published the results on Sept. 2014 ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Study focuses on communities near polluted waterways

There's no such thing as a good place to have a natural disaster, nor has there ever been an appropriate site to release toxic pollutants. But scientists have long recognized that some areas can handle such catastrophes better ...

dateSep 03, 2014 in Environment
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