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computersMemristor based equation solver could cut energy used by 100 times for longer lasting smartphones

Up until now small variations in the current passing through a memristor device was not precise enough for numerical calculations. The Nanoelectronics group, University of Michigan, got around this problem by digitizing the current outputs—defining current ranges as specific bit …

darpaDARPA wants Specialized, Real-time Reconfigurable Computing Hardware

DARPA has selected research teams from academia and industry to explore the development of flexible architectures capable of using specialized hardware to solve specific computing problems more quickly and efficiently. As a part of the ERI Architectures research thrust area, …

artificial intelligenceDARPA will fund 18 month experiments of potential AI breakthroughs

DARPA’s Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) program will speed up AI development. It will streamline the contracting procedures and funding mechanisms to achieve a start date within three months of an opportunity announcement. Researchers will then work to establish the feasibility …

3dDARPA wants to speed up computers by over 1000 times while using less power

DARPA has revealed the research teams selected to drive two efforts to go beyond Moore’s law. DARPA’s $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) wants to jumpstart innovation in the electronics industry. Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip (3DSoC) program has groups from …

darpaDARPA will use laser power beaming to power solar drones

DARPA will use the Silent Falcon UAS Technologies solar electric, fixed wing, long endurance, long range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for the Stand-off Ubiquitous Power/Energy Replenishment – Power Beaming Demo (SUPER PBD). DARPA will demonstrate the feasibility of recharging the …

darpaDARPA challenges : describe limits of quantum computing and apply QC to improve machine learning

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking information on new capabilities that could be enabled by current and next-generation quantum computers for understanding complex physical systems, improving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and enhancing distributed sensing. The field …

darpaLiquid Piston gets more DARPA funding for 30KW engine 30 times smaller than todays engines

DARPA has awarded LiquidPiston an additional $2.5 million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6 million. When development of the fully packaged engine is complete, the …

batteriesDARPA using AI to find better chemistry for batteries and bombs

DARPA is developing software tools based on machine learning and expert-encoded rules to recommend chemical synthesis recipes to optimize cost, time, safety, or waste reduction. They are trying to develop lighter and longer-lasting batteries and fuel cells, advanced adhesives, coatings …

darpaDARPA’s future ground vehicle will not fly but will not need roads

DARPA GXV-T wants future combat vehicles that could traverse up to 95 percent of off-road terrain, including slopes and various elevations. Capabilities include revolutionary wheel-to-track and suspension technologies that would enable access and faster travel both on- and off-road, compared …

darpaTable top optics reduced to four microchips that can fit in a sugar cube

Researchers combining a pair of frequency combs, several miniature lasers, and other compact optoelectronic components, the researchers were able to replicate the capabilities of a tabletop-sized optical frequency synthesizer on four microchips–each only about 5 mm x 10 mm in …