Οι σημαντικότερες ειδήσεις από το χώρο της Επιστήμης-Τεχνολογίας όπως τις κατέγραψε το in.gr

Mεγάλο υπήρξε και το 2011 το ενδιαφέρον των αναγνωστών, αλλά και των καταναλωτών στις ειδήσεις που προέρχονται από το χώρο της Επιστήμης και της Τεχνολογίας. Ο κόσμος αποχαιρέτησε τον Στηβ Τζομπς, γνώρισε έναν εξωπλανήτη που μοιάζει με τη Γη -έτσι για ώρα ανάγκης, είπε οριστικά αντίο στην εποχή των διαστημικών λεωφορείων και αναζήτησε το μποζόνιο του Χιγκς. Το in.gr σας παρουσιάζει τις σημαντικότερες ειδήσεις μιας ενδιαφέρουσας χρονιάς που κλείνει.

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3.7 εκατομμύρια Android activations τα Χριστούγεννα

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Είστε έτοιμοι για αυτό το απίστευτο Android νέο που θέλει 3.7 εκατομμύρια Android activation το Σαββατοκκύριακο των Χριστουγέννων; Μπορεί το Google να μετράει ήδη 700.000 activations καθημερινά αλλά στις 24 και 25 Δεκεμβρίου κάτι μαγικό συνέβη και το Android πούλησε τρελά με αποτέλεσμα οι servers του Google να πάρουν φωτιά και από τα 700.000 Android […]

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Latest Dropbox desktop beta features automatic photo importing

Dropbox Photo Sync

It would seem that the preservation of our photos has become a top priority for many industry players as of late. Apple introduced Photo Stream with iOS 5, while Google provides Android users the option of automatically backing up their mobile shots to Google+. Now Dropbox appears primed to enter the fray, having brought automatic camera import to the latest experimental forum build (read: back up your existing Dropbox folder prior to installing) of the app. Users can now choose to have images instantly synced upon connecting a digital camera or smartphone to the desktop / laptop associated with their account. We gave it a go with an iPhone 4S, and things worked fairly seamlessly. Note however that at the moment it’s an all-or-nothing…

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China launches high-speed test train capable of 310 mph, shaped like an ancient sword

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According to an old “Simpsons” quote, there’s nary a thing that can outrun a greased Scotsman. That’s no longer the case, as Chinese train manufacturer CSR Corp Ltd. unveiled a 500 km/h (310 mph) high-speed test train over the weekend. The train, which consists of six cars, is shaped to look like an ancient sword, reinforced with carbon fiber, and has a maximum tractive power of 22,800 kilowatts. Similar (if not identical in terms of proposed speeds) projects currently under construction include the 310 mph maglev train planned by Southwest Jiaotong University, the Tokyo to Osaka bullet train planned for 2045 and the proposed 269 mph maglev train from Anaheim to Las Vegas. The test unit is part of China’s trillion dollar effort effort to build 13,000 km (8,078 miles) of high-speed rail network by 2012, and about 20,000 km (12,427 miles) by 2020. This new launch comes after a series of high-speed train-related troubles throughout 2011 in which the former Railways Ministry chief, Liu Zhijun, was accused of pocketing $122 million and subsequently terminated from his position; this was followed by a July collision between two high-speed trains in Wenzhou, which killed at least 40 people and injured another 210. Still, the new test train tops out at 310 miles per hour and is shaped like an ancient sword, so past snafus can probably be forgiven.

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MESM Soviet computer project marks 60 years

Before you go complaining about your job, take a moment to remember the MESM project, which just marked the 60th anniversary of its formal recognition by the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The project, headed by Institute of Electrical Engineering director Sergey Lebedev, was born in a laboratory built from scratch amongst the post-World War II ruins of Ukrainian capital city, Kyiv, by a team of 20 people, many of whom took up residence above the lab. Work on MESM — that's from the Russian for Small Electronic Calculating Machine — began toward the end of 1948. By November 1950, the computer was running its first program. The following year, it was up and running full-time. The machine has since come to be considered the first fully operation electronic computer in continental Europe, according to a Google retrospective. Check out a video interview with a MESM team member, after the break — and make sure you click on that handy caption button for some English subtitles.

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Intel Sampling Prototype Medfield Smartphones, Tablets

 
 

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Intel Sampling Prototype Medfield Smartphones, TabletsIntel is showcasing smartphone and tablet reference designs sporting the company’s”Medfield,” it’s first true mobile SoC.

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Apple A5: ο επεξεργαστής Made In USA από την Samsung

 
 

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Φήμες θέλουν την Apple να κατασκευάζει τους Α5 επεξεργαστές στην Αμερική και πιο συγκεκριμένα στο Texas. Το νέο εργοστάσιο της Samsung πρόσφατα αναβαθμίστηκε με την δυνατότητα να παράγει εκτός από NAND chip μνήμης και επεξεργαστές σύμφωνα με το Reuters. Η Apple αρνήθηκε να σχολιάσει την είδηση ενώ η Samsung δεν επιβεβαίωσε τίποτα περισσότερο πέτα από […]

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Google wishes you a happy holiday in HTML5

 
 

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Google has released a couple of neat easter eggs for the holiday season, similar to the Starfox-inspired "Do a barrel roll" trick from a couple of months ago that sends your search results page spinning. First, searching for the phrase “Let it snow” gives you an even more impressive animation alongside the Dean Martin links you'd expect. It's worth letting it build up for a while too, and you should try clicking and dragging across the screen.

Second, there's also a treat in store if you search for “Hanukkah,” which Google has put live just a couple of days in advance of the start of the festival. Nothing yet if you search for "Christmas," but we'd wager that something will show up in a similar vein by this time next weekend. 

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NASA Says There Is An Angel In Space [Video]

 
 

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Technically, this is a bipolar star-forming region called Sharpless 2-106. Not technically, NASA says that it “looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel.” I think those image people at NASA are hitting that rocket fuel punch to heavily, but I like it. More »


 
 

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Unbelievable Trillion Frames Per Second Camera Captures Light in Motion [Video]

That fancy high-speed Phantom camera is pretty much a child's toy when compared to MIT's new hardware which can record at 1,000,000,000,000 frames per second. Fast enough to capture slow motion footage of light waves. More »