Samsung Develops New, Highly Efficient Stacking Process for DRAM

Samsung Electronics today announced that it has developed the first all-DRAM stacked memory package using ‘through silicon via’ (TSV) technology, which will soon result in memory packages that are faster, smaller and consume less power. The new wafer-level-processed stacked package (WSP) consists of four 512 megabit (Mb) DDR2 (second generation, double data rate) DRAM (dynamic …

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B80, Buckball Boron should exist

Rice University researchers predict that Boron 80, B80, buckyball boron should exist Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, …

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Korea making 1300 HP Superconducting motor for 2010

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (Doosan) and the Korean Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) – have utilized AMSC’s proprietary high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire to successfully develop and demonstrate a very compact, high-efficiency superconductor 1300HP motor for civilian and military applications. This news follows the announcement three weeks ago that AMSC had successfully completed …

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The first six hours of world war III

Space Wars by William Scott, Michael Coumatos, and William Birnes, Forge Books (April 17, 2007) describes how the first hours of World War III might play out in the year 2010. While fiction, it’s based on real-world military scenarios and technologies, dramatically highlighting the West’s vulnerability to destruction of its space-based commercial and military communications …

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Hypersonic progress to better experimental model

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has demonstrated a simplified hypersonic engine that could enable near-term development of a high-speed strike weapon. Tests included ground runs of a flight-weight, actively fuel-cooled engine at Mach 5. It is an engine design using existing materials, established manufacturing processes and conventional JP10 hydrocarbon fuel. It is tuned to run at a …

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Cluster State Quantum Computers

There has been a proof of concept using lasers to enable the first use of Deutsch’s Algorithm in a cluster state quantum computer. Cluster state quantum computers or one-way quantum computer are a scheme of quantum computation that consists entirely of one-qubit measurements on a particular class of entangled states, the cluster states. (“A One-Way …

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AGI could achieve singularity within 10 years

Interesting article about Artificial General Intelligence and the Singularity. The article is by Ben Goertzel who is the CEO and Chief Scientist of AI firm Novamente LLC and bioinformatics firm Biomind LLC. He mentions an AI Manhattan project could achieve success withing 5 years. However, I believe his Venture funded company could get more funding …

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Zyvex has carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum

Zyvex is working on prototypes of aluminum reinforced with carbon nanotubes, making the metal two or three times stronger than traditional aluminum. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology …

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Fullerene Nanotechnology Revisited

10 years ago in 1997, Al Globus and a team at NASA looked at the concept of Machine phase Fullerene Nanotechnology Fullerene nanotechnology is where atomically precise programmable machines are composed largely of functionalized fullerenes (and carbon nanotubes). Recently C70 has been found to combine with carbon nanotubes creating nanobuds. Could the new nanobud material …

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