Monthly Archives: June 2012

Infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams carry 2.5 terabits per second

American and Israeli researchers have used twisted, vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second. As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever created — by some margin. This technique is likely to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surfaces with their own Tablet.

LOS ANGELES — Forget about operating systems. Forget about mice, keyboards and snoozy computer accessories. Microsoft is now a full-fledged, no-excuses mobile computing manufacturer. On Monday a team of excited executives showed off Microsoft Surface — a pair of Windows … Continue reading

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NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft near Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new environment more than 11 billion miles from Earth, suggesting that the venerable probe is on the cusp of leaving the solar system. 

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Companies Hacked Fight Back

Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action.

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Did China steal F22 Plans?

Happy Friday, everyone. This is absolutely your pic of the week. You’re looking at the Heads Up Display on China’s J-20 stealth fighter. This is the first time we’ve seen the J-20’s holographic HUD up close. (The jet shown is … Continue reading

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China moves ahead with manned space docking

China has announced plans for its first manned space docking, and says it will launch the mission as early as this month. 

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Anonymous Taking Credit for Facebook Outage?

Anonymous may have been responsible for the Facebook outage Thursday night and Friday morning. 

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U.S., Long Engaged in Cyberwar Against Iran, Has Now Declared It

Just a week ago, the Flame virus, suspected to be a weapon in a heretofore undeclared cyberwar, was discovered by computer security experts. Now, unnamed U.S. government officials have told a New York Times reporter that the Stuxnet worm, another … Continue reading

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