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Archive for July 1, 2013

Update News: Monday, July 1, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska Legislature extends disaster emergency for communities affected by spring flooding; Heavy U.S. icebreaker to be back in service after $90 million renovation; U.S. House passes bill to increase offshore oil and gas drilling; Forty swimmers from fourteen countries taking part in relay from Russia to Alaska next month; NJUS plans temporary…

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An endless day

As you read this, the region we serve – sub-Arctic Alaska – is experiencing the apex of its long, summer sunshine. Although the sun does dip below the horizon, our skies remain bright 24 hours a day – and will remain bright throughout the month of July. In the “land of the midnight sun,” KNOM’s…

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Living in the Future: July 1, 2013

This Week: Holographic TV through Acoustics, Alchemical Research, and Housecat-sized robots! A new method of generating moving holograms has been designed by MIT’s Media Lab. They use waveguides to direct light to the appropriate 3d pixel location, using acousto-optic modulation. The technology uses crystals of lithum niobate which bends light at a variety of angles…

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