Russian, Japanese physicists create compact graphene-based plasmon generator

Researchers from Laboratory of 2D Materials’ Optoelectronics, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies (MIPT), and Tohoku University (Japan) have found a way of creating plasmon generator which is the key building block for the future of optoelectronics. To achieve this goal, the scientists suggested using graphene, the MIPT’s press service said. Plasmon is a quasi-particle which is...

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Apple iPhone 7 launches; sold-out models leave some disappointed
Sep16

Apple iPhone 7 launches; sold-out models leave some disappointed

Apple’s iPhone 7 launch generated trademark queues and brisk sales Friday that defied gloomy expectations, with some enthusiasts left empty-handed after lining up for hours as the company announced some models had sold out. The new phone comes with an improved camera, no headphone jack, and a water resistant body as the US tech giant seeks to reverse declines in sales amid increased competition. There has been much chatter among...

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Powa technology used to launch retail tech venture
Aug28

Powa technology used to launch retail tech venture

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b96c54e8-69dc-11e6-a0b1-d87a9fea034f.html#ixzz4IXbIr0e7 A fresh attempt to transform retail payments markets in the UK will be launched this year by a...

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This technology could triple the speed and double the range of Wi-Fi
Aug27

This technology could triple the speed and double the range of Wi-Fi

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. A network-boosting technology that can overcome Wi-Fi bandwidth constraints that stem from limited spectrum availability could triple the speed of Wi-Fi and double its range, according to a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The new system, called MegaMIMO 2.0, allows...

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How Facebook censors your posts
Aug23

How Facebook censors your posts

After Korryn Gaines entered her Baltimore apartment earlier this month, she pulled out a shotgun and then her phone. She opened the Instagram and Facebook apps so she could post details of her standoff with the police. Facebook cut her off. Gaines wasn’t the first black person to post about a run-in with the police. Others include Philando Castile, whose fiancee streamed live video on Facebook as he died after a police officer...

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