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New Arctic map, with August 2015 Russian claims shown in pale yellow

The Truth about Politics and Cartography: Mapping Claims to the Arctic Seabed

August 19, 2015 8:40 am | by Philip Steinberg, Durham University | Articles | Comments

While maps can certainly enlighten and educate, they can just as easily be used to support certain political narratives. With this in mind, Durham University’s Centre for Borders Research (IBRU) has updated its map showing territorial claims to the Arctic seabed following a revised bid submitted by Russia to the United Nations on August 4, 2015. The decision to release the map was not made lightly.

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3DEXPERIENCE FORUM San Francisco

3DEXPERIENCE FORUM San Francisco

August 18, 2015 4:40 pm | Events

A new business model is emerging in today’s connected society in which consumers expect instantaneous answers, delightful experiences and simplicity. This year’s 3DEXPERIENCE Forum is focused on how to quickly realize the benefits of this business model.

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3DEXPERIENCE FORUM Boston

3DEXPERIENCE FORUM Boston

August 18, 2015 4:38 pm | Events

A new business model is emerging in today’s connected society in which consumers expect instantaneous answers, delightful experiences and simplicity. This year’s 3DEXPERIENCE Forum is focused on how to quickly realize the benefits of this business model.

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Douglas Stebila is working to future-proof the privacy of today's Internet communications from tomorrow's supercomputers.

Quantum-proof: Cryptographers Develop New Protocol to Secure Data from Tomorrow’s Supercomputers

August 18, 2015 2:49 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

For powerful quantum computers that will be developed in the future, cracking online bank account details and credit card numbers will be a cinch. Cryptographers are already working at future-proofing the privacy of today's Internet communications from tomorrow's powerful computers. They have developed upgrades to the Internet's core encryption protocol that will prevent quantum computer users from intercepting Internet communications.

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Each year at IDF, Intel shares its vision for the future of technology innovation with the developers and partners who will create the products, engineer the systems, render the movies, and power the toys and devices that create amazing experiences.

Intel Expands Developer Opportunities as Computing Expands Across All Areas of Peoples’ Lives

August 18, 2015 2:42 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

In the opening address at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted new products, tools and programs that support the growing personalization of computing and described the trends creating new opportunities for developers across an unprecedented breadth of technologies. Krzanich said computing has become increasingly personal, enhancing nearly all aspects of life.

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The convergence of cars and computers is blurring the traditional geographical boundaries of both industries. Silicon Valley is dotted with research labs opened by automakers and suppliers who are racing to develop high-tech infotainment systems and auton

High-tech Cars Bring Detroit, Silicon Valley Face-to-face

August 18, 2015 12:51 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The convergence of cars and computers is blurring traditional geographical boundaries of both industries. Silicon Valley is dotted with research labs opened by automakers racing to develop high-tech infotainment systems and autonomous cars. Tech companies, sensing an industry that's ripe for disruption, are heading to Detroit. The result is both heated competition and unprecedented cooperation.

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A matrix plot generated by MFDn with black indicating the locations of the nonzero elements stored for a neutron drop system. A specialized algorithm reduces this matrix to a useful set of 10 vectors, each with about a billion values. From this data set,

Nuclear Physicists Accelerate Ab Initio Code, Strengthen Grasp of Neutrons

August 18, 2015 12:34 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Physicists are using supercomputers to develop theories that explain how and why nuclei stick together and decay as they do. Devising such a framework could help scientists shed light on the basic physics of some complex questions such as how the universe formed, how stars burn and why they explode. Improved understanding also would come in handy here on Earth, where increasing energy needs could be met via nuclear fission and fusion.

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This diagram shows the layered structure analyzed for its magnetic properties. Yellow spheres represent tellurium atoms; light blue spheres represent antimony-bismuth; and black spheres represent sulfur. The black sphere with an arrow represents an atom o

Unusual Magnetic Behavior Observed at Material Interface

August 18, 2015 12:23 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

An exotic kind of magnetic behavior, driven by the mere proximity of two materials, has been analyzed by researchers using a technique called spin-polarized neutron reflectometry. They say the new finding could be used to probe a variety of exotic physical phenomena, and could ultimately be used to produce key components of future quantum computers.

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The Danish Meteorological Institute’s services include forecasting, warnings and monitoring of weather, climate and related environmental conditions in the atmosphere, on land and at sea, with the purpose of safeguarding human life and activity.

Danish Meteorological Institute Selects Cray to Power Weather Forecasts

August 18, 2015 11:37 am | by Cray | News | Comments

Global supercomputer company Cray announced it has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with a Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. According to Cray, DMI and a growing list of the world’s leading meteorological centers continue to run their complex, data-intensive climate and weather models on Cray supercomputers.

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 — IBM announced a significant expansion of the mainframe manufacturer’s strategy of embracing open source-based technologies and open-source communities to provide users with secure, highest-performance capabilities for an era where mainframes increasing

IBM Unveils Linux-only Mainframe

August 18, 2015 11:21 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced a significant expansion of the mainframe manufacturer’s strategy of embracing open source-based technologies and open-source communities to provide users with secure, highest-performance capabilities for an era where mainframes increasingly anchor corporate analytics and hybrid clouds. The company is betting big on open source in the enterprise.

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The Open Mainframe Project will establish a neutral home for open collaboration among academia, government and corporate partners to advance an enterprise-grade platform for Linux.

Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project to Advance Linux on the Mainframe

August 18, 2015 11:16 am | by The Linux Foundation | News | Comments

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the Open Mainframe Project. This initiative brings together industry experts to drive innovation and development of Linux on the mainframe.

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A volunteer calibrates the brain-computer interface Courtesy of Korea University/TU Berlin

Brain-computer Interface Controls Exoskeleton, Reads LED Frequency in EEG Signal

August 18, 2015 10:37 am | by IOP Publishing | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the user’s brain. Using an EEG cap, the system allows users to move forward, turn left and right, sit and stand simply by staring at one of five flickering LEDs. Each of the LEDs flickers at a different frequency and, when the user focuses their attention on a specific LED, it is reflected within the readout.

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Andy Weir imagined just what would happen when an astronaut was accidentally left behind on a mission to the Red Planet. What would this astronaut have to do to survive for a period of time much longer than his supplies were scheduled to last? So, Andy We

Aliens Among Us: Andy Weir’s The Martian Transports Him to Another World

August 18, 2015 10:07 am | by Randy C. Hice | Articles | Comments

Andy Weir is used to living on different worlds. For years, he pictured Martian landscapes in his mind, complete with all of the deadly threats presented by a planet bathed in radiation and the prospect that a human walking about would die in a very, very short time. Weir imagined just what would happen when an astronaut was accidentally left behind on a mission to the Red Planet. What would this astronaut have to do to survive?

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Emerging Technologies showcased the latest interactive and graphics technologies in the 3-D, virtual reality and projection mapping industries, including practical applications such as the Ford Immersive Vehicle Environment utilized in phases of automotiv

SIGGRAPH 2015 Highlights: At the Xroads of Discovery

August 18, 2015 8:35 am | by SIGGRAPH 2015 | News | Comments

SIGGRAPH 2015, the annual interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, returned to Los Angeles this year. From August 9 to 13, SIGGRAPH celebrated its 42nd conference and exhibition with more than 14,800 attendees, partners and media from around the world. Taking over the Los Angeles Convention Center, SIGGRAPH 2015 hosted attendees from the United States and over 70 other countries.

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Leading cybersecurity researchers and executives from the cybersecurity industry will participate in the 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum. ©ra2 studio/Fotolia.com

NIST Hosts 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, September 9-11 in DC

August 17, 2015 4:42 pm | by NIST | News | Comments

(NIST will host the 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum on September 9 to 11, 2015, in Washington, D.C. At this annual meeting, government, industry and university representatives come together to focus on current, emerging and future challenges in areas such as trusted computing, security automation and information sharing. Leading cybersecurity researchers and executives from the cybersecurity industry will participate in the event.

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