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Spin valves open organic chip era
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2/26/2004   Post a comment
A research technique for making organic spin-valve electronics could herald the coming of nonvolatile semiconductors melded with optical emitters, transducers and sensors.
Optical computer components tap 'slot waveguides'
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
Cornell University says it has fabricated the components necessary for silicon optical computers that use light instead of electrons. "Photonic microchips are now a reality," said assistant professor Michal Lipson.
IBM claims SiGe speed records
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2/17/2004   Post a comment
IBM Corp. is claiming its silicon-germainum chip technology earns top honors in both bits-per-second and clock-frequency metrics.
Optical computer components unveiled
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2/16/2004   Post a comment
Photonic microchips were enabled Sunday (Feb. 15) by Cornell University's announcement at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle, of having fabricated all the components for silicon optical computers that use light instead of electrons.
MEMS sensor detects single virus particle in real-time
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2/16/2004   Post a comment
Detection of a single virus particle was recently demonstrated for the first time in a sensor based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
5 -terabit optics under 1 volt, products two years away
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2/13/2004   Post a comment
Organic nanoscopic optical materials have for the first time dipped below the critical 1-volt mark with five times greater speed and other leading edge performance characteristics, researchers reported this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle.
Flying robot promises bird's-eye view for surveillance
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2/12/2004   Post a comment
If you'd watched the fumbling attempts to re-create the first airplane during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of human flight last year, you might have thought little progress had been made between 1903 and 2003.
Flying robot promises bird's-eye view for surveillance
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2/10/2004   Post a comment
If you'd watched the fumbling attempts to re-create the first airplane during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of human flight last year, you might have thought little progress had been made between 1903 and 2003.
Composite nanotubes grown at room temperature
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2/9/2004   Post a comment
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) have demonstrated composite nanotubes of gold, silver, palladium and copper that were created at room temperature-a claimed first-in a three-step process.
Prof claims 5 device can sniff out ricin
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2/9/2004   Post a comment
As government workers closed three Senate office buildings last week after intercepting a letter containing the deadly poison ricin, researchers at Pennsylvania State University said they have developed a cheap, wireless, ready-to-go sensor able to detect ricin and as many as nine other toxins simultaneously.
Neural software could become soldier's best friend
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2/5/2004   Post a comment
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are using neural-network technology to create software that automatically offers individual real-time advice to soldiers and other government teams in the field.
Neural software could become soldier's best friend
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2/2/2004   Post a comment
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are using neural-network technology to create software that automatically offers individual real-time advice to soldiers and other government teams in the field.


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