ColdQuanta Could Become the Fastest Scaling Quantum Computer Approach

Nextbigfuture interviewed Tom Noel, ColdQuanta’s Director of Quantum Computing and Interim CEO Dan Caruso. ColdQuanta is using neutral atoms instead of trapped ions as the basis for its quantum computers. ColdQuanta is building a functional first system now and believes they will be able to scale to the 1000s of qubits faster than competing approaches. …

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Micro OLED Displays for Better Augmented Reality

Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED display technology. Micro OLED will be useful for augmented reality devices. The new displays will be built directly onto wafers. They will be far thinner and smaller and use less power. They are at the trial production stage. It will take several …

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Ultra Low Energy Computer Memory for AI Learning in Medical and Other Applications

The CEA-Leti-based team’s uses machine learning on RRAM to get 100,000 times less energy usage. They use randomness instead of trying to prevent it. This allows in-situ learning to be realized in a highly efficient fashion through the application of nanosecond voltage pulses to nanoscale memory devices. Compared to a CMOS implementation of its algorithm, …

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Magnetic Microrobots

Simple, microscopic robots, remotely driven by magnetic fields, can use capillary forces to manipulate objects floating at an oil-water interface. The micro-robots in the Penn team’s study are thin slices of magnet, about a third of a millimeter in diameter. Despite having no moving parts or sensors of their own, the researchers refer to them …

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Transforming Life and the World by 2100

How different can things get by 2100? Prediction site Metaculus attempts to ponder what a fundamental change to the human condition would be like. Nick Bostrom, philosopher and Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, argues that only two events since the dawn of humanity have fundamentally changed the …

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Quantum Encrypted Communication Between Drones

Zhenda Xie at Nanjing University has created cheap quantum encrypted communication between drones. Above – Quantum network and physical realization with mobile drone-based nodes. (a) A practical quantum network consists of multinode structure and should provide access for users at any time. (b) If link distance is over the Rayleigh length limit, the beam aperture …

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Interviewing the Fetch.ai CEO About Using Multiagents and AI for Smart Cities

Fetch.ai is a Cambridge-based artificial intelligence lab building an open-access decentralized machine learning network for smart infrastructure, in partnership with Datarella, a company providing industrial blockchain solutions, announced today the launch of their smart city zoning infrastructure trials in Munich Germany. Nextbigfuture interviewed Humayun Sheikh, CEO of Fetch.ai. Humayun Sheikh is an innovation entrepreneur, founding …

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Taiwan Semiconductors 2 Nanometer Future and Beyond

Taiwan Semiconductor is realizing its major research projects. They will have volume production of their 3 nanometer chips in 2021 and will get beyond to 2 nanometers and toward 1 nanometer chips in 2023-2025. 2020-2026, Taiwan semiconductor is working specialty on SoC (system on a chip) technology (including new NVM, MEMS, RF, analog) and transistors …

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Taiwan Semiconductor Will Have Volume Production of 3 Nanometer Chips in 2022

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to expand extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tools for its next-generation 3 nm (N3) node process. TSMC was the first company to use ASML’s EUV lithography machines for high-volume production and now has at least three processes that use EUV for select layers. They use EUV lithography for its N7+, …

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Ultrahigh-res OLED Displays With Over 10,000 Pixels Per Inch

Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED – organic light-emitting diode – displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI). Resolutions of new smartphones are around 400 to 500 PPI. This technology was adapted from …

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