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10-terawatt laser fits on a desktop

10-terawatt laser fits on a desktop

A group of physicists from the Laser Center of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University have teamed up to create a new type of optical amplifier for lasers. The creation of the amplifier has allowed the team of scientists to create a laser producing 10-terawatts of power that is small enough to fit on a desktop.

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iPhone detects earthquakes: seismologists envision universal detection grid

iPhone detects earthquakes: seismologists envision universal detection grid

Italian seismologists Antonino D'Alessandro and Giuseppe D'Anna of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology at Pisa have pinpointed the accuracy of the iPhone accelerometer--the miniscule chip that detects motion, relays the data to the phone's firmware, and ultimately governs the orientation of the phone's display--to detect moderate to strong earthquakes when near the quake's epicenter.

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Stanford particle accelerator delivered smaller than grain of rice

Stanford particle accelerator delivered smaller than grain of rice

The U.S. Department of Energy, with the help of researchers at Stanford University and other public and private institutions, have demonstrated the ability of a chip no larger than a grain of rice to accelerate particles 10 times faster than a conventional particle accelerator can do alone. The chip, which is specially nano-fabricated of fused silica, has the potential to drastically scale down the machinery necessary for particle research, security scanners, medical devices and other technology. The global effect of this advance could be just as revolutionary as silicon was.

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Infiniti EMERG-E First Drive

Infiniti EMERG-E First Drive

As environmentally-friendly concepts go, Nissan's Infiniti EMERG-E is definitely more in the BMW i8 camp of performance first, rather than the meek eco-boxes that can give EVs a bad name, and we've been lucky enough to grab a test drive of one of the two working cars in existence while at Nissan 360. While most concepts look great but can often manage no more than a sluggish roll from delivery trailer to car show stand, the 402HP EMERG-E isn't short on either power or poise. Read on for some first impressions.

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Terminator movie reboot in 2015 (but is Arnie in it?)

Terminator movie reboot in 2015 (but is Arnie in it?)

Terminator is the next sci-fi classic to get a reboot, with news that the 1984 movie will return as part one of a new trilogy in 2015, with rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger will star. The new three-parter is the handiwork of Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Annapurna Pictures, and though there's no indication of who might direct the first movie, there's already a pair of high-profile writers attached to take on the screenplay.

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NASA reaches 10,000th near-Earth object milestone

NASA reaches 10,000th near-Earth object milestone

Although the space agency has suffered from insufficient funding for its task, NASA has pressed ahead in the long process of finding near-Earth objects, which are more commonly referred to as NEOs. By doing so, the agency is able to anticipate whether a particular space rock is a future threat to our planet, something that is part of its larger goal of developing technology to deflect asteroids into a safer trajectory. A lot of progress has been made, and the first milestone has been reached - the identification of the 10,000th NEO.

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Samsung Galaxy Core cribs GS4 features for dual-SIM slab of average

Samsung Galaxy Core cribs GS4 features for dual-SIM slab of average

Samsung has unveiled its latest Android smartphone, a low- to mid-range Galaxy S 4-lookalike for those with smaller pockets, the Galaxy Core. Fronted by a 4.3-inch WVGA display and powered by a 1.2GHz dualcore processor, the Galaxy Core won't be worrying Samsung's flagship for speed or graphics, but does at least offer the option of dual-SIM support for those wanting to flip between two lines while keeping them both active simultaneously.

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