Fujitsu Develops World’s First Compact, High-Output, Single-Chip 10 GHz Transceiver Using GaN HEMT

Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has successfully developed the world’s first single-chip transceiver using gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) technology that features an output of 6.3 W and that operates at a frequency of 10 GHz. The chip footprint is reduced by over 90% which enables more compact radars and wireless …

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50 gigapixel point and shoot camera from off the shelf parts

Nature – Gigapixel camera catches the smallest details. In mass production, this will enable gigapixel cameras and video cameras for about $1000. Super-capable cameras and sensors will make it easier to program artificial intelligence and robotics to do more useful things A prediction that I made in 2006 was that Gigapixel cameras would be common …

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800 Foot Tall Wind Turbines are Feasible and Doubling power of a wind turbine reduces emissions by 14% per kwh

Environmental Science and Technology – Wind Power Electricity: The Bigger the Turbine, The Greener the Electricity? The average size of commercial turbines has grown 10-fold in the last 30 years, from diameters of 50 feet in 1980 to nearly 500 feet today. On the horizon: super-giant turbines approaching 1,000 feet in diameter. For every cumulative …

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DARPA Synapse Project Status

SyNAPSE is a DARPA-funded program to develop electronic neuromorphic machine technology that scales to biological levels. More simply stated, it is an attempt to build a new kind of computer with similar form and function to the mammalian brain. Such artificial brains would be used to build robots whose intelligence matches that of mice and …

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Japan has approved the restart of Ohi nuclear reactors

USA Today – Japan’s government on Saturday approved bringing the country’s first nuclear reactors back online since last year’s earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima. Despite lingering safety concerns, the restart could speed the resumption of operations at more reactors …

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Regenerated cells may restore vision after corneal dysfunction

Eurekalert – Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage. However, efforts to treat disorders of the corneal endothelium, a single cell layer on the inner surface of the cornea, with …

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North Dakota New Oil Production Record 609,373 barrels per day in April

According to the latest figures released Tuesday, in April there were 18.3 million barrels of crude oil pumped out of 7,025 wells. Daily production averaged 609,373 barrels. North Dakota produced 575,490 barrel per day in March. They increased production by 34,000 barrels per day. That’s up from 17.9 million barrels out of 6,932 wells in …

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