Plants can Sense the Sun. Have you ever wondered how plants know when the sun is out and when it is not? I mean what type of sensor does it use to detect sunshine. What ever it is maybe we can use it to design a new type of passive solar sensor.

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Researchers Work to Keep Us Secure from Identity Theft. Cyber crime and identity thief are the Achilles heel of the modern internet based connected world economy. Internet shopping and banking are quickly pushing aside the old norms and consumers seem to have an endless appetite for remote everything.

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Light to Move Data Information is able to be moved at much faster speeds using light than using electricity. Internet cables for T1 lines and faster all use fiber-optics for the main trunk lines. At some point the fiber gives way to cheaper copper wires and electronic signal transmission.

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A new Study about being Addicted to Facebook. Our parents generation did not need Facebook or Twitter, but then again it was not an option for them so how do we know that grand dad would not have spent most of his time on Facebook given the chance?

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What exactly is our Sweet Tooth? This is a very timely study with the holidays upon us and everyone enjoying the foods that come with it. Rich foods followed by richer ( ric meaning full of fat and sugar) deserts ranging from cookies, pies,cakes and more.

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The strangeness of Super Earth’s. Planets with a solid surface mass several times greater than the mass of the Earth are known among astrophysicists as ” Super Earth” as in super heavy. New research reveals some surprising secrets about these strange planets.

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Turning Off the Shelf Cameras into 3D Capture Devices. Here is some development news that I wish was in time for Christmas this year. Imagine with only a software upgrade if an off the shelf camera or smartphone ( with a camera) could be used to take and record 3D photographs that look 3D on […]

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New Computer Chip Design is the First of it’s Kind. Computing with light is the future for high speed communications and and computations. Computers of the future will be more energy efficient as a result of using light instead of electrons but there is significant research and development required before we will see commercial applications.

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The Future Requires Lighter Airplanes, Spacecraft, and Cars. It seems easy to understand that the lighter a object is the easier or less energy it takes to move it. This is true for everything from dinosaurs to rocket ships and it a basic premise of physics.

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The Christmas Miracle of LED Lighting Technology. Everyone loves a world record right, and it is the season for Christmas trees, lights and ornaments so lets look at the latest Christmas record. The team was trying to break the record for the largest display of lights on an artificial Christmas tree and they succeeded.

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