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Two TV stations will try sharing one channel so your LTE can get faster

Two TV stations will try sharing one channel so your LTE can get faster

Two LA TV stations will simultaneously share a single channel for broadcasts, as a pilot program to demonstrate not only that the technology works with no downside for viewers, but that it can be a valuable source of cash too. The scheme will see KLCS "hosting" KJLA's content on its channel, the CTIA said today, with a mixture of SD and HD shows, and both primary and multicast broadcasting. That will free up KJLA's own spectrum holding, so the idea goes, which could be sold off to cellular carriers to boost mobile broadband service.

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Breath-test for lung cancer research tips a bypass for biopsy

Breath-test for lung cancer research tips a bypass for biopsy

A simple breath test could one day diagnose early-stage lung cancer, researchers have suggested, avoiding painful, expensive, and complex biopsies in the process. The system, developed by Dr Michael Bousamra and a team at the University of Louisville, uses a custom-designed silicon microprocessor and a mass spectrometer to identify cancer-specific carbonyl compounds, the presence or absence of which in the tested patient's breath were found to be strongly linked to cancerous or benign lung masses.

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DNA shows 7000-year-old man had dark skin and light eyes

DNA shows 7000-year-old man had dark skin and light eyes

Scientists working on the remains of a man who died 7000 years ago have made an interesting discovery shedding light on what the man looked like when he was living. The researchers recovered DNA from the skeletal remains of two specimens called La Brana 1 and La Brana 2. The DNA was tested in a lab from one of the specimens.

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E-whiskers could give robots cat-like supersenses

E-whiskers could give robots cat-like supersenses

Artificial whiskers made of incredibly thin carbon nanotubes could give robots cat-like sensing abilities and allow hair-thin distributed sensors to track weather patterns and more, researchers at Berkeley claim. The new nanotechnology can differentiate as little pressure as a single Pascal - which the team at Berkeley Lab and University of California Berkeley say is about the same as a dollar bill resting on a table - making them around ten times as sensitive as existing sensors.

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Sony partners with M3 and Illumina to launch genome data platform

Sony partners with M3 and Illumina to launch genome data platform

Genome research promises to unlock many mysteries in due time, whether by proving Bigfoot exists (or not) or ushering in the cure for terrible diseases. Playing a part in this future, Sony has announced that it will be collaborating with M3 and Illumina to launch what it calls a "genome information platform" in Japan. A new company will be established for this by the end of next month.

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Archaeologists discover ancient color pictures shedding light on Egyptian Abydos Dynasty

Archaeologists discover ancient color pictures shedding light on Egyptian Abydos Dynasty

Archaeologists have made an amazing discovery in the Egyptian desert. A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology discovered the name of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh that ruled Egypt during the Abydos Dynasty. The name of the unknown pharaoh was found in ancient, brightly colored pictograms left on the walls of his tomb.

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Ford, MIT and Stanford band together to further the cause of automated driving research

Ford, MIT and Stanford band together to further the cause of automated driving research

In order to reach automobile utopia of the future, Ford needs to lay the foundations of that dream today. That is why the car maker has chosen to join forces with the brightest minds from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to help it achieve its goal of making tomorrow's roads safer and more efficient with cars that have eyes, ears, and even a dash of common sense.

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