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Laser smashes data rate records

A pioneering technique beats its own record for data rates, registering 26 terabits per second and using comparatively little power.

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Falso, by Estatis Inc.

The last decades have seen a major revolution in the performance of mathematical activity through the invention and development of several new axiomatic systems. Surprisingly, though, many mathematicians are wholly unaware of this issue and do not know precisely which set of axioms they are using. T

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The History of Pretty Much Everything : Starts With A Bang

"Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go." -e. e. cummings Sometimes, you just need to take stock of what we know, and appreciate how far we've come. A hundred years ago, we thought the Universe...

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Facebook Loses Much Face In Secret Smear On Google

Facebook secretly hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google, says Dan Lyons in a jaw dropping story at the Daily Beast. For the past few days, a mystery has been unfolding in Silicon Valley. Somebody, it seems, hired Burson-Marsteller, a top public-relations firm, to pitch anti-Goog

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Microsoft Nears $7 Billion-Plus Deal for Skype

Microsoft is close to a deal to buy Internet phone company Skype for more than $7 billion, and a deal could be announced as early as Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said.

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We All Guessed Wrong « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP

Neil Immerman and Robert Szelepcsenyi are two computer scientists who are famous for solving a long standing open problem. What is interesting is that they solved the problem at the same time, in 1987, and with essentially the same method. Independently. Theory is like that sometimes.

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Hasnain says:

Robert was a student when he solved the problem. The legend is that he was given a list of homework problems. Since he missed class he did not know that the last problem of his homework was the famous unsolved LBA question. He turned in a solution to the homework that solved all the problems. I cannot imagine what the instructor thought when he saw the solution.

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The last post - Penmachine - Derek K. Miller

Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.

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Computer program understands the 'thats what she said' joke

(PhysOrg.com) -- While computers can do just about anything these days, having a sense of humor is not something they have been capable of, that is until now. Chloe Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, computer scientists from the University of Washington, have created a software program capable of giving compute

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