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Al Gore: Supercomputers can sway global warming ways
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11/20/2009   3 comments
Supercomputers can do more to reverse the global warming trend, according to former vice president Al Gore who gave a keynote at the Supercomputer 2009 conference held here this week.
Startup propels MEMS oscillators into mainstream
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11/19/2009   1 comment
Boston University startup Sand 9 propels micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) into high-precision mainstream computing applications like 3G, 4G, GPS and WiFi.
Supercomputer market growth hinges on 3D Web
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Supercomputing needs to address the needs of the 3D web to grow into a profitable long-term business based on commercial applications instead of government handouts.
NASA looks to SiGe for radiation-immune circuits
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
The shielded circuitry in current-generation spacecraft meets requirements for radiation hardness.
MRAM chips go serial in smart meters
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Serial peripheral interfaces could enable simpler devices to harness nonvolatile MRAMs.
Japan's DoCoMo tries to simplify handsets with RF MEMS
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
MEMS technology is critical to the success of future of wireless handsets, according to an executive with the wireless subsidiary of Japanese carrier NTT.
ST touts accuracy, stability of 3-axis MEMS gyro
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has expanded its MEMS gyro product line with an analog three-axis device that will compete against recent entries into the expanding market.
Omron boosts MEMS medical sensor production
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components has begun manufacturing a piezo-resistive MEMS chip for blood pressure monitoring with five times more pressure sensor dies on each 8-inch wafer.
BioMEMS target medical, space applications
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11/9/2009   2 comments
The father of bioMEMS has founded a company to commercialize MEMS-based medical solutions and possible space applications.
Solar cells spring from optical fibers
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Solar cells are no longer confined to flat panels thanks to a new technique that turns optical fibers into long, thin solar cells.
MIT develops AI-based 'driving buddy'
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11/2/2009   5 comments
MIT researchers are collaborating with Volkswagen and Audi to develop an AI-based "driving buddy" that could help motorists avoid traffic jams or remind them to fill an empty gas tank.


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