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Vicarious AI Passes Turing Test
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10/28/2013   11 comments
Vicarious's artificial intelligence is as smart as a human for the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart – CAPTCHA.
Synthetic Biology Ramps Semiconductors
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10/23/2013   13 comments
The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) launched its Semiconductor Synthetic Biology (SemiSynBio) program which aims to meld biology with electronics in hybrid bio-semiconductor systems.
Oracle Laser Lights Way to Silicon Photonics
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10/22/2013   18 comments
Oracle is working on a low-power laser that it hopes will drive the next-generation silicon photonics needed for high-end servers.
Slideshow: Imec Tours Nanoscale Horizon
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10/21/2013   8 comments
A tour of recent projects at the Imec research institute showed work in advanced transistors, bedside medical testers, silicon photonics, and more.
Iridis4 Supercomputer Accelerates Big Research
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10/18/2013   10 comments
IBM Intelligent Cluster x86 architecture is the brawn behind one of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK devoted to science and technology research.
MEMS Enables Personal Crash Detector
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10/15/2013   6 comments
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are enabling whole new categories of wearable electronics, here an emergency-locator beacon that measures the concussive force of an impact to a sports helmet and notifies emergency personnel in the case of unconsciousness.
Invensense Buys ADI's MEMS Mic Unit
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10/15/2013   2 comments
Invensense Inc. agrees to buy the micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphone business unit at Analog Devices Inc.


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