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Decade-long Oracle-Google copyright case heads to top US court

The decade-old copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle against Silicon Valley rival Google, with massive implications for the software industry, will be debated in the Supreme Court A decade-old legal battle between Silicon Valley giants Oracle and Google over software rights moves to the Supreme Court Wednesday, in a case with …

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TikTok, WeChat Bans Break WTO Rules: China

China said at a World Trade Organization meeting that restrictions by the United States on Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat are in violation of the body’s rules, a trade official said. The Trump administration has ordered download blocks on the two mobile apps and ordered ByteDance, the Chinese owner …

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Novel laser-thermal mechanism realizes ultra-fast construction of PDMS devices

Mechanisms of two SLP process schemes. Credit: Nature Materials (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0769-6 Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea reported the development of new laser-based polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) processing mechanism that enables the mask-less direct fabrication of various PDMS structures. This novel technology, named successive laser pyrolysis (SLP), provides an …

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Are brain-computer interface spellers secure?

For each speller, the user watches the stimulation interface, focusing on the character he/she wants to input, and EEG signals are recorded and analyzed by the speller. The P300 speller first identifies the row and the column that elicit the largest P300, and then outputs the character at their intersection. …

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