A Synapse is a Memristor and Memcapacitors have no Resistance : New Era in AI and Electronics

Neuron cell architecture. (a) Despite having only four pins (discs), cell circuitry (b) can compute analog dot products of large numbers of input signals and synaptic weights, using summing amplifiers. Cell processing implements shunting dynamics. (c) Dendrites (horizontal nanowires) collect inputs from other neurons; axons (vertical nanowires) carry information to other neurons New Scientist reports …

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IEC Fusion WB7, WB8, and WB9 Information

Talk Polywell and IECFusiontech have uncovered details of the WB-8 contract [pdf]. Those details can give us some insight into how WB-7 has gone. The WB8 design shall use circular coils around each main face cusp axis. The device shall use emitter electron gun arrays and an ion beam drive. The machine will be operated …

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Another Graphene Sheet Production Method and Ion Beam Etching of Graphene

1. Graphene Sheets from worm-like graphite Tsinghua University researchers have made high quality graphene sheets have been prepared by a facile liquid phase exfoliation of worm-like graphite (WEG). This approach combining with the advances in large scale industry manufacturing of WEG could potentially lead to the development of new and more effective graphene products. Supplemental …

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University of Ulster Scientists Make Ultrathin Diamond Nanorod Breakthrough

University of Ulster Scientists Make a Nanorod Breakthrough. Engineers at the University of Ulster are the first researchers to create diamond nanorods with a diameter as thin as 2.1 nm, which is not only smaller than all the currently reported diamond 1D nanostructures (4-300 nm) but also smaller than the theoretical calculated value (2.7-9 nm) …

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Speculation on a Possible Path to Passive Femtotech

Related to ultradense deuterium and monopolium is some speculation in Isreal that there could be a way to enable a form of passive femtotech, which would be stable matter from subatomic particles. AB Matter speculation is that they think that they have a series of steps whichcan be taken to use neutrons or protons; elements …

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The First 43 Years and Next 43 Years of Star Trek and Our World

The First 43 Years from 1966 to 2009We start just a little before 1966 (when the first show of the TV series was aired, which would technically be the first 45 years) to get a sense of technology and the world while the Star Trek show was in its development phase through to today. In …

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Super Soldier 2030

There is a 19 page pdf that describes an integrated vision for Super soldiers in 2030. Many of the pieces are being funded and developed separately. An integrated program has not been funded. However, the United states has over $50 billion per year in undisclosed/classified military projects. This site has previously covered the $3 billion …

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Update on Cheap Robotic Arms and IBMs Attempt to Revolutionize Automated Question Answering

1. Heartland Robotics Update Rod Brooks, of Heartland Robotics, pointed out that between iRobot and Foster-Miller, New England has a virtual lock on the military robot business. Brooks wouldn’t give details about what his own company, Heartland Robotics, is up to—but he did say that it’s working on systems that will help American workers be …

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Australias Entecho has UAVs and Hoverpod

The Hoverpod is Entecho’s personal flight Compact Air Vehicle (CAV) and employs their patented radial drum fan lifting system. With its small footprint and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ability, it is easily transported, can be launched from anywhere and fly over any surface; be it snow, water, sand or wetland. The Hoverpod is the …

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Ultrasound Imaging with Smartphones

The image of Zar’s carotid artery appears on this small, portable smartphone connected to the probe by a USB driver. William D. Richard, Ph.D., WUSTL (Washington University of St Louis) associate professor of computer science and engineering, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, have made commercial USB ultrasound probes compatible with …

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Microsoft Has An Interesting Vision : Where the software works flawlessly and the Displays are Cheap and In Everything

Productivity Future Vision The main aspects of this vision are superior computer displays like OLED and improved LED. * Displays are in every glass or flat surface. This would require displays to become 10 to 1000 times or more cheaper than they are now and to use 10 to 1000 times less power* The interactive …

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