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Advances Get a Grip on Single Photons & Molecules
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8/23/2016   9 comments
Researchers are on the road to creating a single-photon emitter and a single-molecule detector.
Watson for the Masses
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8/18/2016   1 comment
The Columbus-Collaboratory has integrated IBM's Watson into the R programming language with its CognizeR.
E-Retailers Automate Fulfillment
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8/17/2016   5 comments
The co-robot company InVia Robotics Inc. has invented robots-as-a-service whereby warehouses pay a fee, per co-robot, to use its GrabIt and TransIt co-robots to pick items from the shelves and deliver them to the mailroom.
EPA Crowdsources Pollution Sensing
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8/11/2016   Post a comment
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing $4.5 million in grants to six universities to deploy air pollution sensor networks and educate the public how to use them to reduce it.
Intel to Acquire Deep Learning Nervana
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8/10/2016   Post a comment
Intel intends to acquire Nervana Systems for its upcoming deep-learning accelerator chip along with its Neon cloud service.
IBM Lab on Chip Detects Cancer
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8/10/2016   4 comments
IBM Research has designed a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip that can separate biological particles down to sizes as small as 20-nanometers to screen for cancer markers so small that a tumor has not even started to grow.
2-D PV to Rival Graphene
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8/8/2016   1 comment
Department of Energy (DoE) funded researchers have discovered that thinning out the photovoltaic (PV) material called halide perovskite could provide a high-mobility high-power material for future transistors that rivals graphene, but is easier to fabricate.
Next-Gen IoT Consortium Launches
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8/5/2016   4 comments
Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) to form a consortium for microelectromechanical system (MEMS, including Delta Electronics, Inc., InvenSense Inc., Standing Egg Inc., STATS ChipPAC Limited, ULVAC, Inc.) and silicon photonics packaging breakthroughs (including Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd., Corning Incorporated, Fujikura Ltd., Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and NTT).
Oxides Make Ultra Conductor
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8/1/2016   Post a comment
University of Utah researchers discover how to interface two insulators can make an ultra-high electron density conductor at their interface.
Spray-On Solar Material Holds Promise
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7/29/2016   Post a comment
Metal halide perovskite thin film solar cells self-assemble on nearly any surface by merely spraying them on at room temperature.
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Hearables: Next Big Consumer Thing
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7/25/2016   15 comments
Hearing aids, the first "hearable," helped people with damaged hearing but may now enhance the hearing of people with normal hearing.
Cray, Deloitte Don White Hat in Security Service
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7/20/2016   2 comments
Cray Inc. and Deloitte & Touche offer service that continually probes a subscribers' computer systems as if it were a hacker, identifying potential threat vectors and alerting the subscriber to patch vulnerabilities before they are exploited by the bad guys.
Stacking Boosts Polarimetry
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7/19/2016   Post a comment
Researchers use stacked organic polarization detectors to improve polarimetry for a wide range of sensing applications, from military targets to atmospheric gases to telecommunications and biomedical imaging.
3D NAND Flash at 2 Cents per GB
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7/18/2016   14 comments
BeSang Inc. claims the cost-per-bit for its monolithic 3D NAND is lower than conventional 3D NAND.
Quantum Superconducting Advance
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7/14/2016   Post a comment
The European Union announced it is funding the "world's most sensitive microwave detector" for commercialization as a quit photon detector for quantum computers. An ASP.org paper published on Friday describes it as the "worlds most sensitive photon detector" being 17-times more sensitive than photodetectors today.
Intelligence Agency Sets 3D Challenge
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7/11/2016   Post a comment
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a $100,000 challenge to the programming community to improve upon the automatic generation of 2D-to-3D imagery from satellites.
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IBM, Samsung Put New Spin on MRAM
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7/7/2016   30 comments
20 years after it invented magnetic random access memory (MRAM), IBM adds spin-transfer torque with help from foundry partner Samsung, claiming its MRAM may replace flash someday.
Co-Robots Tend 3-D Printers
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7/5/2016   Post a comment
Bold Robotics LLC has created a cloud-based software-as-a-service business that tends the emerging world of automated manufacturing devices -- such as 3-D printers -- with a co-robot arm.
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Intel Xeon Phi Solos
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6/20/2016   2 comments
Intel announced range of stand-alone bootable Xeon Phi processors with from 64-to-72 processors running at up to 1.5-GHz for low-power consumption, 16-Gbytes of 3-D memory, and high-performance computing orchestration for deep learning algorithms.
NSF Funds 'Wearable Doctor'
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6/10/2016   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation will fund a 10-year $40 million effort to design a wearable doctor that runs off energy harvested from the patient's own body.
DAC: Coventor Adds Electrical Analytics
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6/7/2016   2 comments
Coventor's SEMulator3D adds electrical analytic tools making the MEMS design program targeted at 3D chip and system design engineers.
Intel's Xeon Tackles Real Time
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6/6/2016   13 comments
Intel announced its 4th generation high-end Xeon processor, the Xeon E7-8800/4800 version 4 (E7v4) which is aimed at solving real-time analytics problems for businesses.
IBM to Donate Cognitive Analytics/Learning
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6/3/2016   1 comment
IBM promises to donate a key element of its cognitive analytics and machine learning software suite to the open-source community.
Russian Make Diamond MEMS Resonators
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6/2/2016   2 comments
Russian researchers claim a world record for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) semiconductors resonators that they are modeling for super-sensitive sensors.
Intel Broadens Xeon Video Offerings
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5/31/2016   Post a comment
Intel announced its new E3-1500 version five (E3v5) and companion Iris Pro graphics processing unit (GPU) for ultra-fast video transcoding.
Ultra-Dense 3-D Packaging for IoT
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5/25/2016   2 comments
The next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will keep shrinking their package sizes, instead of transistor sizes, thus extending beyond the end of Moore's Law.
NXP Aims to Target IoT
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
A home gateway solution from NXP allows all the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a home to be integrated with WiFi making it more valuable and economical to keep the cable as your internet service provider (ISP) and get regular TV to boot.
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MIT Media Lab Founder: Biotech Will Grow Computers
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5/20/2016   2 comments
Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, recounts his prescient track record, then offers his latest predictions for the future of technology.
NXP Focuses on Smart Cities, Security in Keynote
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Security plays heavy in first NXP/FTF Technology Forum keynote.
IoT Security: Taming a Perfect Storm
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5/18/2016   4 comments
Panelists at the NXP/FTF Technology Forum 2016 describe the hurdles that need to be surmounted in order to bring security to the Internet of Things.
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Diamond ICs May Finally Debut
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5/13/2016   13 comments
Akhan Semiconductor Inc. is licensing a diamond semiconductor process from Argonne National Laboratory, which the company plans to use first for power transistors and eventually for semiconductor chips such as ultra-low-power high-speed processors.
Magnetic Graphene Possible
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5/11/2016   Post a comment
By inserting hydrogen atoms into the lattice of a graphene sheet, an array of electrons in nanoscale domains encoded with magnetic spin transforms the material into a spintronic successor to silicon.
Graphene Patterned at Room Temp
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5/5/2016   3 comments
Graphene is easily grown with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on copper foil, but a simple way of etching out the necessary circuit patterns and transferring them to a non-metallic substrate has eluded engineers. Now researchers at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) claim to have a one-step room temperature process for quickly patterning and transferring graphene circuits to flexible substrates using a simple shadow mask.
Analog Brain to Simulate Real Thing
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5/4/2016   3 comments
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is working on building electronic brains using analog components that operate like real biological brains, unlike the digitally emulated electronic brains being built in the best by companies like IBM.


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