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November 15, 2011

Galaxy DNA-Analysis Software Is Now Available ‘in the Cloud’


Galaxy -- an open-source, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical and genetic research -- is now available as a "cloud computing" resource. A team of researchers including Anton Nekrutenko, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University;... Continue Reading →

Data Transmission for the Internet of Tomorrow


Electrical engineers in Bochum have succeeded in developing a new concept for ultrafast semiconductor lasers. The researchers make clever use of the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons, called spin, to successfully break the previous speed barriers. The new spin lasers... Continue Reading →

How the world is learning to speak in tweets


 We all know the Internet is becoming less of an American (and Anglo) playpen, and now there's a graphic representation to illustrate that fast-evolving story. Google includes code in its Chrome browser that can determine the language of a Web... Continue Reading →

FBI investigates grade change hacking at Santa Clara


A Twitter post from an undergraduate student at Santa Clara University has prompted the school to acknowledge that it asked the FBI to investigate how a few dozen grades were electronically altered. Mark Loiseau, 25, a senior electrical engineering student,... Continue Reading →

With Timeline, Facebook Bids To Reinvent The Social Biography


As a Harvard buddy of Mark Zuckerberg, Samuel Lessin had early access to Facebook in 2004. The then-nascent web site instantly became a part of his life. “The sum of those conversations was how I expressed myself,” he says, “it’s... Continue Reading →

Boost for move to new net addressing scheme


Efforts to shift the internet to a new addressing system have been boosted by US internet service provider Comcast. The firm has begun switching some customers over to a system built around the net's new addressing scheme, called IP Version... Continue Reading →

Valve’s online game service Steam hit by hackers


The Steam video game service, used by 35 million people, has been compromised by hackers. Its owner and operator, Valve, uncovered an intrusion into a user database while investigating a security breach of its discussion forums. The attackers used login... Continue Reading →

Websites to give privacy warnings


Internet users will receive a warning if sites do not respect their privacy thanks to new tools being developed by the web's standards setting body. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) wants to help users control how their personal data... Continue Reading →

GOOGLE X, A SECRET PRODUCT LAB, REVEALED FOR FIRST TIME


At Google, X really does mark the spot. Search engine giant Google has a secret product lab called Google X feverishly developing blue-sky projects such as space elevators, driverless cars and Internet-enabled household devices (coffee pots? clothing?), The New York Times reported... Continue Reading →

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