Potential of disk-shaped small structures, coccoliths, to promote efficient bioenergy production

Researchers have shown that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Elucidation of the physiological significance of coccolith formation in E. huxleyi can help promote efficient bioenergy production using microalgae. 

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Intel launches major new processor range

Intel launched a new family of mainstream processors on Wednesday — an important step for the company which has had trouble keeping up in a marketplace that is increasing defined by mobile devices.

The chips were previously known by their “Skylake” code-name but with their launch are now called the sixth-generation Intel Core processors.

They are the product of four years of development at Intel and will begin appearing in new desktop, laptop, and tablet PCs before the end of the year. They come just after Microsoft launched its new Windows 10 operating system and the PC industry is hoping that will drive consumers to buy new machines.

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A sixth-generation Intel Core processor, shown without its mounting package at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 2, 2014

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Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month

Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking.

The aim is to help businesses such as manufacturers or retailers, who may be running networks in far-flung places, to have better security when connecting their applications to the corporate network, said Shawn Hakl, head of network platforms and managed services for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

The type of organizations Verizon is aiming to attract are those running a Layer 3 private network who may want a better and more reliable connection for people using mobile apps.

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iPhone 6S: Android bubble bursts as Europeans grab iPhones

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Grim tidings for Android in Europe as this morning’s Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data for the three months ending July 2015 tells us “27 percent of smartphone buyers across Europe left Android for iOS,” maintaining this year’s trend. Europe seems wide open to the next iPhone.

The analysis suggests that smartphone users in mature markets are more willing to migrate to iOS from Android. Android continued to bleed users across the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

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Tanium review: Endpoint security at the speed of now

Many security monitoring products gather information from computers over the network and store it in a centralized database, where it can then be analyzed and queried. The biggest problem with this approach: The data is only as fresh as the last collection, which might happen nightly at best. A better strategy would be to pull fresh data from the endpoints on the fly when it’s needed. The issue there is getting query results from a network of hundreds or thousands of computers in a reasonable time. This is a problem that Tanium solves.

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Simple self-driving golf carts point the way for autonomous cars

One of the obstacles to deploying autonomous vehicles is the high cost of some components, but researchers are experimenting with self-driving golf carts that use minimal and relatively cheap gear. 

The scientists from MIT and Singaporean universities deployed two modified Yamaha electric golf carts in Singapore. They envision the self-driving vehicles being used in a shared transportation system, as rental bicycles are used in many cities. 

As seen in a YouTube video, the carts transported 500 people along winding paths in public gardens while autonomously navigating and watching for obstacles such as pedestrians and animals. 

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Intel launches major new processor range

Intel launched a new family of mainstream processors on Wednesday — an important step for the company that has had trouble keeping up in a marketplace that is increasing defined by mobile devices.

The chips were previously known by their “Skylake” code-name but with their launch are now called the sixth-generation Intel Core processors.

They are the product of four years of development at Intel and will begin appearing in new desktop, laptop and tablet PCs before the end of the year. They come just after Microsoft launched its new Windows 10 operating system and the PC industry is hoping that will drive consumers to buy new machines.

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A sixth-generation Intel Core processor, shown without its mounting package at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

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Google messes with logo again. Nooooo

Google has a new logo. And a new house typeface. Plus some bouncing dots.

Mathematically pure, childishly simple, playful, magic, snappy — these are the designery words used to describe the new visual identity. Cool story, bro.

Apparently, this is big news. Well, it’s been top of the Google News page for almost a day (so make of that what you will).

Of course, people hate change. So cue the howling, raging and gnashing of teeth.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder where their cheese moved to. Not to mention: Smoke On The Water vs. Temperature vs. S.A.X... 

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