Super tiny drones will be made with computer chips that are 100 times more energy efficient

Engineers have worked made drones the size of a bumblebee and loaded them with even tinier sensors and cameras. Almost every part of a drone has been made smaller, except for the brains of the entire operation — the computer chip. Standard computer chips for quadcoptors and other similarly sized drones process an enormous amount …

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New 3-D carbon nanotube chip combines computing and data storage

Instead of relying on silicon-based devices, a new 3D chip uses carbon nanotubes, which are sheets of 2-D graphene formed into nanocylinders, and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells, a type of nonvolatile memory that operates by changing the resistance of a solid dielectric material. The researchers integrated over 1 million RRAM cells and 2 million …

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HPE 160 terabyte RAM computer is beginning of a planned transformation of computing

HPE announced that it has created the largest single-memory computing system the world has ever seen, capable of holding 160 terabytes of data. In 2014, HPE introduced The Machine research project—the largest and most complex research project in our company’s history—designed to deliver the world’s first Memory-Driven Computing architecture. They believe this new computer will …

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Dubai plans roll out of chinese single passenger Ehang 184 self-flying pod taxis starting July 2017

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July. The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a quarter of its means of …

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Forecasting the US dollar and the Chinese Yuan over the next few years

Influential investor Raoul Pal, Goldman Sachs alum who successfully predicted the financial crisis in 2008 says the rally could go on for another three to four years, taking a key dollar index another 30% higher. “Looking at the shortfall of dollars and what is happening in the world right now, I think it could probably …

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has raised $30 million in capital and $77 million in commitments and land rights

Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) are the two main companies working on Elon Musk’s vision of the Hyperloop. Both have set eyes on similar markets – the US, Emirates, Northern and Eastern Europe – to try and launch a first prototype of the innovation. Both are working on a magnetic levitation system that …

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4DS Memristor achieves technical milestone of memory cells denser than 3D flash with commerciallization in the 2019 timeframe

4DS has demonstrated Interface Switching ReRAM cells at a 40 nanometer geometry, representing significant progress in scalability and yield. This 40nm geometry, demonstrated by 4DS, is smaller than the latest generation of 3D Flash – the most dominant non-volatile memory technology used in billions of mobile devices, cloud servers and data centers. In 2016, 4DS …

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Nanocrystalline diamonds grown on a diamond base enables anvil with 264 gigapascal of pressure and target is 1 terapascal which is the pressure at the center of Saturn

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such immense forces deep underground can turn carbon into diamonds, or volcanic ash into slate. The ability to produce these pressures depends on tiny …

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Juno successfully executed 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today

NASA’s Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was 6:44 a.m. PDT (9:44 a.m. EDT, 13:44 UTC) when Juno passed about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. At the time, Juno was traveling at 130,000 mph (208,000 kilometers …

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DARPA looks for innovations to counter Small Unmanned Air Systems

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems. These emerging irregular systems and concepts of operations in diverse environments require …

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Earth like exoplanet found around Proxima Centauri and it is in the habitable zone

An Earth-like planet that orbits Proxima Centauri in its habital zone has been found. The discovery was made by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) using the La Silla Observatory‘s reflecting telescope. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) will be announcing the finding at the end of August. Universe Today reported the discovery from a der Spiegel …

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