|Unlocking the untapped potential of light in optical communications|
Added: 20.04.2019 18:34 | 2 views | 0 comments
Scientists have fabricated a multiplexer/demultiplexer module based on a property of light that was not being exploited in communications systems: the optical vortex. Such devices will be crucial for improving optical networks, which are the backbone of today's Internet, so that they can meet the traffic demands of tomorrow.
|Gare TGV de Montpellier, Montpellier Railway Station / Marc Mimram|
Added: 20.04.2019 14:00 | 1 views | 0 comments
Because they form part of the territorial network of railway infrastructure, train stations seem to have to be “delocalized”; detached from their fixed site so as to be incorporated into the network. We set out here to approach the project in an entirely different way: to make the new station, the station, its own site, a Mediterranean station.
|Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring|
Added: 19.04.2019 20:22 | 2 views | 0 comments
Data produced by Internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. An international team of scientists has presented a method to combine in real time data from seismic networks with information derived from users looking for earthquake information on specific websites, the smartphone app 'LastQuake' and via Twitter. This method significantly reduces the time needed to detect and locate those earthquakes that are felt by the public.
|The whisper room: Moderates on Twitter are losing their voice|
Added: 19.04.2019 20:22 | 5 views | 0 comments
A researcher finds that partisan users form highly partisan social networks on Twitter, moderate users -- or those less politically engaged -- continue to avoid politics, potentially creating an important void on social media.
|Nintendo Finally Finds Their Footing with the Nintendo Switch Online App|
Added: 19.04.2019 20:19 | 5 views | 0 comments
Miiverse was a fun and immersive Nintendo-centric social app that was criminally held back by the Wii U's niche appeal and short shelf life. Nonetheless, the now defunct social network was a welcome addition to the two Super Smash Bros. games at the time. With Miiverse, players were able to share and download pictures and recorded videos from brawls, their own Mii Fighters, and custom stages. Plus they could follow other users and "Yeah!" each others' content. Naturally, this all came to an unfortunate end as Miiverse shuttered in November 2017, but Smash World is picking up right where Miiverse left off for Smash players and then some.
|Engineering researcher uses network science to understand how materials work|
Added: 19.04.2019 3:18 | 12 views | 0 comments
Using network science -- part of a larger mathematical field called graph theory -- a professor mapped long range atomic forces onto an incredibly complex graph to simulate macroscopic material behavior.
|We Talked To The Only Two People With Every Final Fantasy Trophy|
Added: 19.04.2019 1:19 | 3 views | 0 comments
Talan Kirk has spent the last 10 years in pursuit of a highly specific and extremely time-consuming goal: earning every Final Fantasy series trophy available on the North American Playstation Network. Last week, he did itjoining only one other person online to have scaled this imposing gaming mountain.
|Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'|
Added: 18.04.2019 18:53 | 4 views | 0 comments
Researchers predict that exponential progress in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, and computation will lead this century to the development of a 'human brain/cloud interface' (B/CI), that connects neurons and synapses in the brain to vast cloud-computing networks in real time.
|Professional footballers to boycott social media for 24 hours in racism protest|
Added: 18.04.2019 17:14 | 19 views | 0 comments
Footballers will boycott social media for 24 hours on Friday in protest at the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism.
|AmEx posts lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue|
Added: 18.04.2019 14:16 | 12 views | 0 comments
Credit card issuer American Express Co's quarterly revenue missed analysts' estimates on Thursday, due to muted growth in its global merchant and network services unit.