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Comment: Re: 3D Impact - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/31/2014
Comment: Re: 3D Impact - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/31/2014
SpaceX 3D Prints Rocket Thruster
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5/30/2014   16 comments
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) certified ready for space travel the world's first rocket thruster to be fabricated on a 3D printer.
3D Chip Stack Tool Sends TSV Into High-Volume
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5/28/2014   11 comments
Applied Materials hawks the world's first volume manufacturing tool for created 3D chip stacks using titanium-lined copper vias.
Supercaps Breakthrough: Phone Case to Replace Battery
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5/28/2014   19 comments
Say goodbye to your phone battery and charger. A new structural material could transform a mobile device's entire case into a hybrid super-capacitor/battery, making traditional batteries obsolete.
Roombots Self-Assemble into Furniture
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5/23/2014   12 comments
Modular robots called Roombots combine with passive parts to shape-change into different types of furniture at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL--Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne)
Cyborg-Like Bionics Harness Sunlight
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5/21/2014   2 comments
Terminator cyborgs may be on the horizon as a result of bionics supra-particles invented at the University of Michigan and Pittsburgh.
Bell Labs Restored to Former Status
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5/20/2014   13 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs returns to solving the world's biggest industry challenges, opens new satellite labs, and starts annual Bell Labs Prize contest.
IBM Sets World Record With Mag Tape
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5/19/2014   3 comments
IBM and FujiFilm announce a world record in data density on the more reliable and long-lived storage medium for big data, the venerable tape drive.
Terahertz Detectors Go Handheld
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5/19/2014   Post a comment
Terahertz detectors have been downsized from those giant machines you walk through at the airport to palm size in professor Jay Guo's lab at University of Michigan.
3D Printed Vehicles Meet US Grand Challenge
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5/15/2014   4 comments
The Spring 2014 Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge is hosted by Virginia Tech to demonstrate the utility of 3D printed vehicles.
Comment: Re: copper - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/14/2014
Comment: Re: copper - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/13/2014
Cobalt Encapsulation Extends Copper to 10nm
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5/13/2014   5 comments
Applied Materials recommends encapsulating copper lines in cobalt to eliminate voids and mitigate electromigration.
IBM Hawks PCM for Storage
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5/9/2014   5 comments
To meet the demands of big data, IBM believes in a hierarchical combination of DRAM, flash, and phase change memory over hard-disk drives.
Novel, Inexpensive 3D Chips Funded by SRC
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5/7/2014   12 comments
Using low-temperature materials, research at Berkeley, funded by Semiconductor Research Corp., may have hit on a novel, inexpensive method of fabricating 3D chips.
Graphene-Analog Outperforms Original
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5/6/2014   2 comments
Graphene analog materials said to outperform carbon by mimicking most of its good properties while adding an essential missing element from graphene -- a usable bandgap.
3D User Interfaces: Gestures Meet Drawing Board
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5/6/2014   Post a comment
Virginia Tech wins the IEEE 3D User Interface contest sponsored by the Computer Society of the IEEE.
Neurogrid's Electronic Brain Controls Robotics
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5/2/2014   10 comments
Stanford University has pushed its Neurogrid project has secured $10 million in funding to develop its NeuroCore chips that could revolutionize the smart prosthetics of the future.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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