Fishy power requirements Power DesignLine Blog 8/26/2009 Post a comment MIT researchers have displayed prototype robotic fish that have just ten moving parts, including a single motor. Some prototypes have survived in the lab for four years of constant underwater tests without a leak.
Watch out for nuclear fusion research Power DesignLine Blog 8/19/2009 Post a comment Researchers are adapting a new plasma-based lithography that generates "extreme ultraviolet" light with a wavelength of 13.5 nanometers using the same methods applied in fusion-energy research. That's another challenge for future power management of chips.
Facebook power Power DesignLine Blog 8/5/2009 Post a comment Intel is offering Progress Thru Processors, a new volunteer computing application built on the Facebook platform that allows people to donate their PCs' unused processor power to research projects.