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GlobalSign to Provide Poland’s Janmedia Partners with SSL Solutions

16 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

“We made a decision to partner with GlobalSign, Europe’s longest serving Certificate Authority, as it offers the most trusted and inexpensive Code Signing and SSL security options now available in the digital certificate market,” Janmedia hosting director Alicja Baran related in an announcement. “GlobalSign’s digital certificates complement our existing product portfolio and we are anticipating […]

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Diamonds May Be the Ultimate MRI Probe, Say Quantum Physicists

21 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |
A nitrogen vacancy (small circles) within a diamond crystal is promising as a little ‘for quantum computers, in part due to its high sensitivity to magnetic fields, a sensibility that could also allow the RM-like studies objects as small as individual molecules or living cells. When the green light hits the nitrogen vacancy, which emits red fluorescence, detection of changes in this fluorescence will allow scientists to extract information. Credit: J. Taylor, NIST

Diamond has long been said, is the best friend of a girl. But a research team, including a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has recently found that the gems could become the best friend of a patient as well.

The team’s work is aimed at long-term development of quantum computers, but has borne fruit that may have a more immediate application in medical science. His conclusion that a candidate “quantum bit” has great sensitivity to magnetic fields suggested that MRI-like devices that can see individual drug molecules and living cells is possible.

The candidate system consisting of a nitrogen atom presented within a diamond crystal, it is promising not only because they can sense changes in magnetism at the atomic scale, but also because it works at room temperature. Most other devices, is used in quantum computing, or magnetic detection must be cooled to almost absolute zero to operate, making it difficult to place next to living tissue. However, the use of nitrogen as a sensor or a switch could circumvent this limitation.

Diamond, which is composed of pure carbon, sometimes has its imperfections minutes into crystal lattice. A common impurity is a “vacancy of nitrogen,” in which two carbon atoms are replaced by a nitrogen atom, leaving room on the carbon atom other vacancies. Nitrogen vacancies are partly responsible for the famous diamond shine, because it is actually fluorescent: when the green light to strike, two excitable the nitrogen atom of unpaired electrons of a bright red glow.

The team can use variations on this fluorescent light to determine the magnetic spin of a single electron in nitrogen. Spin is a quantum property that has a value of “up” or “down”, and therefore could represent one or binary zero in the calculation. The recent achievement of the team was to transfer the quantum information repeatedly between the electron and nitrogen nuclei adjacent carbon atoms, forming a small circuit capable of logical operations. Reading information from a quantum bit turn-a fundamental task of a quantum computer, has been a daunting challenge, but the team showed that by transferring information back and forth between the electrons and nuclei, the information could be extended, making it much easier to read.

However, the NIST theorist Jacob Taylor said the findings are “evolutionary, not revolutionary” for the field of quantum computing and the world of medicine can reap practical benefits from the discovery long before a quantum computer is built . It is anticipated diamond sensors performing MRI tests on individual cells in the body, or single-molecule drugs companies want to investigate, a kind of MRI scanner for the microscope. “That’s common, does not believe possible, because in both cases the magnetic fields are so small,” Taylor says. “But this technique has very low toxicity and can be performed at room temperature. Could be found within a single cell and allows us to visualize what is happening in different places.”

Harvard University-based team also includes scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (a partnership of NIST and the University of Maryland), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Texas A & M University.

More information: L. Jiang, J.S. Hodges, J.R. Maze, P. Maurer, J.M. Taylor, D.G. Cory, P.R. Hemmer, R.L. Walsworth, A. Yacoby, A.S. Zibrov and M.D. Lukin. Repetitive readout of a single electronic spin via quantum logic with nuclear spin ancillae. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1176496 , published online Sept. 10, 2009.

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (web)

Dutch help California’s Bay Area plan for sea level rise

20 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

How to plan for rising sea level, an abstract concept for many Californians still drew serious consideration of engineers, designers and urban planners from the Netherlands and the U.S. at a symposium on Monday. A panel of experts sponsored by the Dutch government submitted a report outlining strategies to address sea level rise in San […]

EU court adviser backs Google in ads row with LMVH

20 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

An adviser to Europe’s highest court on Tuesday backed the U.S. Internet giant Google LMVH in a row with French manufacturer of luxury goods on online advertising. “Google did not infringe the trademark rights, allowing advertisers to buy keywords related to trademarks,” Attorney General Poiares Maduro said in an opinion that is influential but not […]

Facebook, Nielsen team up to measure ad performance

19 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Facebook, in a move aimed at boosting its appeal to advertisers with measurement company Nielsen on Tuesday to allow sellers to better gauge the performance of ads on social networking. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, announced the launch of the “multi-year strategic alliance” in an advertising conference in New York. “Nielsen is the leader in measurement […]

New computer methods reveal secrets of ancient math problem

18 October, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

Mathematicians in North America, Europe, Australia and South America have resolved the first cases of a trillion old math problem. This was achieved thanks to an ingenious technique for multiplying large numbers. The number of cases is so enormous that if their numbers were written by hand that would stretch to the moon and back. […]

Younger People & Saving Money

18 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Younger adults can do a better job saving for the future of what many experts believe, says a new study. While those under 30 years tend to save less than older adults in real dollars, it is important to take into account the stage of life and all they can afford to save and how […]

Yahoo to spend $100M to rejuvenate brand

17 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Yahoo will invest more than $ 100 million in its latest attempt to rejuvenate one of the best known brands on the Internet is better. The money is poured into a 15-month campaign to begin marketing next week. Yahoo provided a look Tuesday at the Advertising Week bombing in New York. The ads are to […]

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat

17 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A toxin produced by freshwater algae has won a lot of media in recent years but a new University of Florida study shows that there is little reason to worry about your presence in the lakes of Florida. The researchers analyzed the water taken from 187 lakes in 38 counties during a period of one […]

Sustainability Whats it really mean for rural decision-makers

15 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Scenes from rural areas of the Pacific Northwest, where Kansas State University geographer Lisa Harrington interviewed civic and business leaders about what sustainability means to them. Credit: Photos by Lisa Harrington, Department of Kansas State University geography. From the titles of books for real estate developments, it is easier to find things it claims to […]

New discovery reveals fate of nanoparticles in human cells

12 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered what happens to nanoparticles when they enter biomimetic human cells. They found that the important proteins that form the outer layer of the nanoparticles are degraded by an enzyme called cathepsin L. Scientists now have to take into account this phenomenon and […]

New findings could help hybrid, electric cars keep their cool

11 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Researchers have determined precisely how fluid boils in tiny “microchannels,” creating formulas and models that will help engineers design systems to cool high-power electronics in electric and hybrid cars, aircraft, computers, and other applications. Here, Purdue University doctoral student Tannaz Harirchian holds up special chips provided by Delphi Electronics and Safety that she and Professor […]

Go Daddy On the Road To Become Biggest SSL Provider In The World

9 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Secure Server Survey Report, Netcraft states, “If VeriSign and Go Father’s market shares continue to come together as they’ve been since 2006, they look set to cross in about eighteen months’ time.”[1]. Very similar to website names and Web hosting, Go Father identified a market that was expensive and underserved, then decided to go into […]

Bing increases US search share

9 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

New Microsoft search engine Bing got a slight increase in their share of the U.S. search market in August, the third straight month of gains, according to tracking firm comScore online. Bing, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant announced in late May, increasing its market share to 9.3 percent in August from 8.9 percent in July and […]

Multi-use device can shed light on oxygen intake

8 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

A fiber optic sensor developed by a team of researchers at Purdue University, which is capable of measuring oxygen consumption rates could have broad applications ranging from development of plants from roots to the evaluation of drug efficacy chemotherapy. Optrode self-reference, developed in the laboratory of Marshall Porterfield, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, […]

Software Firm, Ensim, Enables Largest OCS Deployment

3 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Provider change management, user provisioning and access control software, Ensim Unify, providing provisioning and management of Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), accelerating the deployment of more than 150,000 customers in places. Described as currently the largest single installation of OCS in North America in less than 90 days, SCO Manager Ensim solve all the main […]

Paper transistor Could offer alternative to silicon

3 October, 2018 – 12:05 am |

As technology advances, scientists look for ways to improve applications and electronic devices. In fact, the electronics are getting smaller and more diverse. And as this happens, there is a greater need for flexibility in the transistors that make electronic devices that want to work. Unfortunately, silicon and polymers can not fulfill the necessary requirements […]

Solar Home Built by Students

29 September, 2018 – 4:33 pm | One Comment

Students from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and Tufts University have presented a completely solar house, the Chamber of Curio, as New England’s entry into the Solar Decathlon competition. Entry is one of 20 designs of the university student teams competing for this year’s award for best solar house design. The solar house will be […]

Motion Activated Headphones MH907 Introduced by Sony Ericsson

24 September, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Sony Ericsson today unveiled the first movement headphones activated whenever the user makes sense. The earphones smart MH907 mean that users only have to connect two headsets to begin listening to music and pause to remove a headset. To start listening again, simply reconnect it to do exactly the same answer and end calls – […]

Domain Names Continue to Grow, Reaching 184 Million

23 September, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Domain names are still showing growth across the Internet, according to the second quarter 2009 Domain Name Industry Brief published by VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. The second quarter of 2009 ended with a total base of 184 million domain name registrations in all top level […]

Feeding the Twitter Beast with NTT America

20 September, 2018 – 4:32 am |

The People at (www.nttamerica.com) NTT America’s data centers in Silicon Valley is not necessary to click on CNN.com to find out when a huge news event that is happening. It could be a terrorist attack in the Middle East. Or a big play during the Super Bowl. Or a change of spirit in a high-profile elections. […]

EU Launch Informal Talks on Microsoft, Yahoo Deal

15 September, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Antitrust regulators in the EU have been involved in informal talks with Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) and Yahoo (www.yahoo.com) in conjunction with the association of search engines, according to several reports citing a source familiar with the situation. So far it is too early to see if the EU executive will result in a formal conversation, antitrust […]

NYSE to Build Trading Data Center in New Jersey

24 August, 2018 – 4:32 am |

However, another data center for trade of low latency is being built in New Jersey, this time by the exchange group’s largest and most liquid in the world, NYSE Euronext (www.nyse.com), which expects to complete its 400,000 square-foot data center in 2010. Expected to be a cornerstone of the New York Stock Exchange’s main data […]

Microsoft to Soon Issue Patch for IIS Flaw

23 August, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Despite making promises last week to fix a flaw in its Internet Information Server, many analysts say is unlikely that Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) will be able to prepare the fix in time the release of Tuesday’s regular monthly patch . Last Tuesday, the software giant issued a security warning for official error in three previous versions […]

No Dollars and No Time Solutions from Sonasoft

10 August, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

In today’s busy IT world, both time and cash are premium commodities.  IT professionals are looking to save both cash and time. With the arrival of virtualization, shoppers may be able to reduce operational costs and improve system potency. The very next step in this evolution is to consolidate multiple functions and applications onto those […]

Yahoo! Buys Arab Web Portal as Part of Middle East Expansion

2 August, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

In order to snare a regional online advertising market which will increase as much as forty % this year, web search provider Yahoo. According to Yahoo’s statement this week, Web users in the area will find advantages in the mixture of Yahoo’s products and services with Maktoob’s forcing local content, which now reaches a 3rd […]

Foreclosure guilts

2 August, 2018 – 4:32 am |

At the moment, Anya Sanko should be enjoying the thrill of being a first-time house buyer.  She bided her time, saved her cash and leapt into the market in time to snap up a 1,785-square-foot home with a pool for $143,000. Yet Sanko, 37, has a tough time celebrating. Her mum and dad lost their […]

Street Lights Turned Off

1 August, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

The old school streetlight is the recession’s latest victim. To save cash, some towns and cities are turning off lights, regularly plenty of them. The cost-cutting moves coincide with changing angles about streetlights. Once viewed as useful safety measures, the lights are increasingly seen by some public officers and researchers as an environmental issue, making […]