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Coherent Navigation Buy May Not Unmuddle Apple Maps

Apple has purchased GPS firm Coherent Navigation. The purchase is widely seen as an effort to improve the trouble-plagued Apple Maps. Coherent Navigation offers satellite navigation hardware; software that includes precise, secure, robust positioning; and timing and communication solutions. "Coheren...

Speedy Magnetite Switch Makes Blink of an Eye Seem Poky

Researchers have created an experimental switch that goes between on and off in one trillionth of a second. This was done by blasting samples of magnetite with a laser to rearrange their atomic structure. The scientists then used ultrabright, ultrashort X-ray pulses to measure how long it took for t...

Researchers Demo All-Optical Nanowire Switching

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated the feasibility of using all-optical switches for possible use in computing. Their research, published in Nature Nanotechnology, demoed all-optical switching in individual cadmium sulfide nanowires. They also demoed a functional NAND ...

The Anti-Laser’s Light-Swallowing Act

Lasers amplify light. The name itself is an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation." It's only natural then that the world's first anti-laser cancels light, and could spark applications in optical supercomputing and radiation oncology. "Our device is a laser that works ...

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Mobile Enterprise Strategies: We’re All in This Together

As organizations enter 2010, it is no longer sufficient to simply provide mobile devices to employees and expect concrete business value to somehow magically appear. With the emergence of new mobile platforms, the infiltration of individual-liable devices into the workplace and the rapid growth of m...

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