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July 10, 2017
Powerful new photodetector can enable optoelectronics advances
Madison WI (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
In today's increasingly powerful electronics, tiny materials are a must as manufacturers seek to increase performance without adding bulk. Smaller also is better for optoelectronic devices - like camera sensors or solar cells - which collect light and convert it to electrical energy. Think, for example, about reducing the size and weight of a series of solar panels, producing a higher-quality photo in low lighting conditions, or even transmitting data more quickly. However, two major challen ... read more

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Apple to invest $900mn in Danish data plant
Apple on Monday said it would invest nine billion Danish kroner ($920 million, 810 million euros) in a data centre in Denmark, its second in the country to run entirely on clean energy. ... more
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US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'
The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants. ... more
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Facebook wants to turn campus into a 'village'
Facebook on Friday unveiled plans to transform its Silicon Valley headquarters campus into a "mixed-use village" complete with housing and retail shops. ... more
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'Some' job cuts confirmed by Microsoft
Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations. ... more
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Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone ban
Qualcomm on Thursday escalated its legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit and requesting a ban on the importation of some iPhones, claiming unlawful and unfair use of the chipmaker's technology. ... more
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Need a ball or umbrella? In China there's a sharing app for that
Basketballs, electric scooters and rainbow-coloured umbrellas - nothing seems out of bounds in China's booming "sharing economy". ... more
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Samsung confirms launch of refurbished Galaxy Note 7s
Samsung Electronics said Sunday it would start selling a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone this week after an embarrassing recall over exploding batteries rocked the tech giant last year. ... more
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Tencent's plans to list its answer to Kindle Store in Hong Kong
Chinese internet giant Tencent is to list China Literature, the country's biggest online publishing business, in Hong Kong with a report saying it could raise as much as half-a-billion dollars. ... more

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Troubled China tech giant LeEco confirms assets frozen
Assets linked to Chinese tech giant LeEco have been frozen in a dispute with a creditor, a unit of the troubled company has confirmed, highlighting its perilous financial state. ... more
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China's young gamers face 'King of Glory' playing time limits
All-night gaming marathons will soon end for some Chinese kids: internet giant Tencent began limiting daily playing times on its smartphone smash hit "King of Glory" on Tuesday to "ensure children's healthy development". ... more
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China's WeChat fans can chat on the go in Europe
Chinese tourists can now use the popular WeChat messaging app while soaking up the sights in Europe this summer thanks to Dutch telecoms provider KPN. ... more
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Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter
Smart windows equipped with controllable glazing can augment lighting, cooling and heating systems by varying their tint, saving up to 40 percent in an average building's energy costs. These s ... more
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Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses
Traditional cameras - even those on the thinnest of cell phones - cannot be truly flat due to their optics: lenses that require a certain shape and size in order to function. At Caltech, engineers h ... more
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New femto-camera with quadrillion fractions of a second resolution
Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells with a femtosecond speed. The new method allows one to reconstruct phase topography of a ... more
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Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s: reports
The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said Tuesday. ... more
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'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume
Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard - New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. ... more

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SES Networks and Primacom to deliver broadband to Asia-Pacific vessels
SES has signed a multi-year agreement with leading Indonesian satellite communications provider Primacom (PT Primacom Interbuana). Primacom will use SES Networks' Maritime+ service to deliver the hi ... more
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New screen coating makes reading in sunlight a lot easier
Screens on even the newest phones and tablets can be hard to read outside in bright sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, researchers have developed a new antireflection film ... more
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New class of 'soft' semiconductors could transform HD displays
A new type of semiconductor may be coming to a high-definition display near you. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that a class ... more
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ESA and European space industry join forces on 'Satellite for 5G'
ESA and 16 satellite industry leaders have signed a joint statement on their collaboration over 'Satellite for 5G' at the Paris Air and Space Show. ESA and the European space industry are join ... more
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'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume
Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard - New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. ... more
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China's Alibaba boosts stake in SE Asia online sales
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Wednesday it would inject another $1 billion into Southeast Asia's Lazada, as the cashed-up company increases its stake in the region's nascent online shopping market. ... more
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Don't leave baby boomers behind when designing wearable technology
Wearable devices have been heralded as one of the next great technological frontiers. They can provide all users, including older ones, with constantly updated medical information by tracking cardia ... more
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Video games cause good, bad changes to players' brains
A new survey of the scientific literature on the neural effects of video game playing confirms the activity alters the brain's shape. ... more
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