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Sixense Kickstarts Wireless Controllers
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8/29/2013   14 comments
Even established company's are now using Kickstarter to raise funds, here Sixense to market its second generation wireless motion tracking platform called STEM (for Sixense tracking embedded module).
IBM Hawks Open Software-Defined Environments
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8/27/2013   2 comments
IBM borrows its own Linux strategy to support OpenStack, which virtualizes compute, storage, and networking resources for open-source data centers.
Comment: Re: Process - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/27/2013
Comment: Re: Process - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/26/2013
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Comment: Re: 3D? - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/26/2013
3D Graphene Could Make Solar Cells Cheaper
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8/26/2013   16 comments
Michigan Tech has created a novel 3D graphene material that can replace the expensive precious metals in solar cells as well as improve battery performance and perhaps even enable less expensive superconductors.
Flow Batteries Going Grid Scale
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8/21/2013   27 comments
A new flow battery from MIT aims for grid-scale applications by storing energy from solar arrays and wind farms during lulls and then supplying it during peak demand.
DARPA Funds Neural Image Processor
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8/20/2013   2 comments
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) granted University of Michigan a $5.7 million four-year contract to build a prototype neural network capable of processing images 1,000-times faster than today.
Comment: Re: computing - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/20/2013
Comment: Re: computing - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/20/2013
Atomic Clocks Double as Quantum Simulators
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8/19/2013   4 comments
Atomic clocks can simulate quantum states in real time, according to researchers at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Comment: Re: Very cool - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/19/2013
Q-MEMS Downsizes Inertial Measurement Units
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8/19/2013   9 comments
Epson lays claim to the world's smallest high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU)--the V340 is a six-axis high-precision gyroscope/accelerometer combo that measures just twelve-by-ten-by-four millimeters.
MEMS Nixes Quantum Light Fluctuations
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8/14/2013   9 comments
Caltech researchers harnessed MEMS resonators to nix the tiniest quantum fluctuations in laser light, potentially enabling a new generation of ultra-precise measurement instruments.
Comment: Re: power - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/12/2013
Comment: Re: power - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/12/2013
Silicon Retina Chip Recognizes Motion Patterns
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8/12/2013   8 comments
IBM isn't the only one crafting cognitive computers. These Swiss researchers claim to have created a cognitive function on a mixed-signal chip using a technique called a "soft state machine."
'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers
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8/8/2013   13 comments
IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital
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8/6/2013   2 comments
Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
Flying Robots Compete
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8/5/2013   24 comments
The International Aerial Robotics Competition sponsored will be held next week by its sponsor the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (Arlington, Vir.)
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass
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8/2/2013   4 comments
STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.


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