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GaAs Nanowires Boost Solar
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5/25/2017   1 comment
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) has always beat silicon at a higher price, but new formulation boost existing panels on-the-cheap.
Is Elon Musk's Brain Cap Viable?
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5/24/2017   7 comments
Elon Musk's latest company, Neuralink, wants to add a new layer to the brain for telepathic communication among each other and our machines, but the founder of Starmind believes he's wrong.
Comment: Re: Doubt - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/19/2017
Quantum Computing Uses Standard Hardware
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5/19/2017   7 comments
Software versions of quantum annealing that handle jobs too large for D-Wave hardware were developed at Manchester Metropolitan University and put into use at ServicePower.
'Supercomputer-as-a-Service' Model is Born
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5/16/2017   Post a comment
SaaS got a new acronym as supercomputer-as-a-services when Cray partnered with cloud-computer provider Markley Group (Boston) to offer its Cray Urika-GX as a cloud service.
Cray Rolls Clustered Supercomputers for AI
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5/12/2017   1 comment
Cray's new CS-Storm 500GT and CS-Storm 500NX supercomputers are optimized for artificial intelligence applications with massive arrays of Nvidia Tesla GPU accelerators that perform deep machine learning.
Quantum Molecules Compute
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5/10/2017   3 comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found a way to manipulate molecules with lasers that is as accurate as its control of atoms allowing entire molecules to be used in future quantum computers.
Coventor Touts Unified MEMS Platform
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5/10/2017   1 comment
Coventor's micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) design tools have been merged into a single tool called Coventor MEMS Platform.
Intel Re-defines Xeons
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5/4/2017   1 comment
Intel plans to add a super-scalable new Xeon processor family of supercomputer caliber central processing units sometime around the middle of this year.
Researchers Create Artificial Synapse For Electronic Brains
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5/3/2017   3 comments
The University of Arkansas has formed a ferroelectric memristor that acts as an artificial synapse for electronic brains.
3-D Graphene Boosts Electronics
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5/2/2017   1 comment
A three dimensional form of graphene is being explored as a next-generation electronics material by Nobel Prize winners for graphene research at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
DoE Claims 1nm Fab Record
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5/1/2017   3 comments
Department of Energy's (DoE's) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated how to use an electron beam microscope to lithographically pattern at the 1nm feature size, thus creating novel new materials and devices.
Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion
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4/26/2017   23 comments
Self-powered chips, for up to a 10-year lifetime, or cell phones that recharge in 15 minutes are in the near future due to solid-state Li-Ion batteries from Ilika.
Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye
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4/21/2017   3 comments
A single-pixel camera is ultra-inexpensive requiring only a single scanning photocell the works smart by targeting details with higher-resolution and backgrounds with less.
New Method Cuts Cost of GaAs Circuits
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4/19/2017   1 comment
A easy copy/paste method for mass producing graphene wafers has been invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Smart Semi Fiber Does It All
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4/18/2017   3 comments
Semiconductor fibers fashioned at Penn State conduct both optical photons and electronic signals simultaneously.
Star Trek Tricorder Arrives
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4/14/2017   8 comments
The $2.6 million purse for the Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize contest went to the Final Frontier Team (led by Pennsylvanian brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer) with $1 million second-place going to Taiwan based Dynamic Biomarkers Team backed by HTC.
Quantum Photons Emitted
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4/12/2017   3 comments
Japanese researchers discover that nitrogen-doped gallium-arsenide beat quantum dots in consistency as single-photon emitters for future quantum computers.
Researchers Developing Touch Sensitivity for Your Levi's
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4/11/2017   Post a comment
North Carolina State University created conductive and stretchable wires that can sense torsion (twisting), strain (elongation), and touch.
Comment: Re: Really? - R_Colin_Johnson - 4/10/2017
IBM Bests Insulators
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4/7/2017   8 comments
IBM reveals a new, better dielectric formula that reduced parasitic capacitance at advanced nodes.
ISPD Predicts Chip Futures
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4/6/2017   Post a comment
International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) concentrated this year on increasing the performance of machine learning to realtime, thus outperforming human-driven chip design.
Intel Shows Life Beyond CMOS
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4/3/2017   2 comments
At the International Symposium on Physical Design Intel presented more than dozen different ways to get beyond the limitations of conventional complementary metal oxide semiconductors while using the same fabs.
TSMC Joins Chip Research Consortium
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3/1/2017   1 comment
Foundry giant joins semiconductor heavyweights like Intel and IBM in university-research consortium.
3-D Interactive Projection Redefines MEMS
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2/27/2017   9 comments
Bosch’s combo micro-scanner/laser-projector is said to be capable of transforming any surface into a virtual user interface.
Smart Waggle Boosts IoT
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2/23/2017   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory claims a turn-key Internet of Things breakthrough in remote sensing, with its Waggle concept spreading among smart industry and government sensor arrays.
Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers
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2/17/2017   3 comments
Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
IBM Bets on Cognitive Computing
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2/16/2017   10 comments
IBM is sinking all its efforts into cognitive computing, offering new services based on Watson that were written by users.
SoC Could Power Star Trek-like Medical Scanner
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2/13/2017   Post a comment
At ISSCC 2017 this week, University of Irvine researchers announced a millimeter-wave emitter that could realize Dr. McCoy's Star Trek medial diagnostic scanner which he merely waves over your body to diagnose.
Atomic-scale Electronics Probed
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2/7/2017   1 comment
IBM's scanning probe thermometry combines a scanning tunneling microscope with a microelectromechanical system to measure the temperature of individual atoms.
Hydrogen Fuel Cells: DOE Finds Faster, Cheaper Catalyst
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2/3/2017   25 comments
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has discovered a way to increase hydrogen production 1,000-times in water-based protic ionic liquid with a cheaper nickel catalyst that enables fuel cells to be recharged in 90 seconds.
Samsung Beats Apple to Punch with MEMS Antenna Tuning Array
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1/31/2017   13 comments
Samsung beats Apple to the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) antenna tuning array by Cavendish Kinetics.
Space X: L.A. to S.F. in 35 Minutes
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1/24/2017   Post a comment
The Space X contest narrowed down a field of over 1200 entrants to 29 for the pod trip by tube from L.A. To S.F. in 35 minutes.
Dragonfly Surveillance Cyborg Could Aid Pollination
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1/23/2017   1 comment
Who needs bees. Just use technology to pollinate? The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (Draper, Cambridge Mass.) has embedded an optrode in a dragonfly with the idea of guided pollination.
Carbon-on-Wafer Tech Said to Make RF Compatible with CMOS
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1/20/2017   Post a comment
The world's first commercial carbon-on-silicon wafers use aligned nanotubes, which can be lithographically fabricated into super-fast transistors alongside normal CMOS circuitry.
Bosch Dev Kit to Ease IoT
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1/7/2017   Post a comment
Bosch unveils Internet of Things (IoT) innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017).
Quantum Computing on Cusp
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1/7/2017   Post a comment
A new age of quantum computing may be around the corner. Three new research groups predict that a shift away from von Neumann toward quantum computing is upon us.
Smartphone Senses Anything
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1/5/2017   3 comments
International cooperation between the U.S., Israel and China has resulted in the world's first smartphone with a built-in spectrometer that can sense almost any kind of substance.
Thinnest Nanowire Self-assembles
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12/29/2016   1 comment
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center claims to have created the world's thinnest wires using a 10-atom diamond cage around a three-atom copper core.

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