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Aquifi's Gesture Interface Adapts
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4/28/2014   Post a comment
Startup Aquifi revolutionized gesture interfaces by adapting to the user with a software-only solution that works with any smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Comment: Re: 3DCNC - R_Colin_Johnson - 4/26/2014
China Takes Lead in Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene
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4/25/2014   7 comments
China has for the first time edged out the US in patents and published papers regarding carbon nanotube and graphene research and manufacturing.
IBM's 3D Printer to Revolutionize Chip Prototyping
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4/25/2014   7 comments
IBM Research in Zurich has invented a microscopic 3D printer for patterning semiconductor substrates for fast prototyping with nanometer-scale resolution and licensed it to SwissLitho AG under the NanoFrazor name.
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Ultracapacitor Breakthrough May Recharge Energy Storage
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4/23/2014   14 comments
A better material for ultracapacitors is a hybrid composite of graphene flakes and single-walled carbon nanotube, according to researchers at George Washington University.
Cadence to Acquire Jasper
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4/22/2014   8 comments
The merger will create the most comprehensive set of verification tools, according to the companies.
Neuromorphic Roadmap Plots Analog Path
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4/21/2014   9 comments
Human-brain-like cognitive computers will employ mixed-signal neuromorphic SoCs, according to the roadmap plotted by Georgia Tech researchers.
Quantum-Dot Windows Harvest Solar Energy
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4/18/2014   12 comments
The windows of the future could harvest the sunlight passing through them, thanks to quantum-dot technology being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
IBM Nanowires Add Photonics to Silicon
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4/15/2014   1 comment
By straining gallium arsenide nanowires on silicon substrates, IBM demonstrates how light emitters/detectors can be integrated onto standard silicon chips.
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Archer Supercomputer Is Fastest in UK
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4/11/2014   4 comments
The University of Edinburgh has installed a Cray XC30-based supercomputer, which is now the fastest supercomputer in England.
ISPD-14 Focuses on FinFETs, Security, Supply Chain
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4/9/2014   Post a comment
The 2014 International Symposium on Physical Design explored many areas in the development of next-generation integrated circuits. In addition to securing the chip supply chain and the latest FinFET developments, the discussion looked at cyberphysical system design.
NIST Sets New Time Standard
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4/4/2014   8 comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new atomic clock time standard that is three times as accurate as the existing standard.
MEMS Mics Pass $1B Milestone
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4/2/2014   8 comments
The micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphone market it on track to top the $1 billion milestone in 2014.


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