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euvIBM Builds New Transistor for 5nm Technology

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IBM and its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer (nm) chips. The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 …

applePowerwalk energy harvesting will be tested by the US Army in 2017 with production readiness in 2019

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In 2017, Army scientists will be testing an energy-harvesting device that straps to the legs and generates power from walking. The PowerWalk is designed to extract the energy expended when the knee is flexed and negative work is being performed. …

AGIWill The Simple Act Of Building Cheap Energy Make Possible Superrapid Economic Growth?

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A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Neil Craig back in 2012 made a few posts on direct correlation of energy + economic growth that made the astonishing assertion, IIRC that simply building enough energy sources would generate very rapid economic …

computersNew J20 stealth fighter prototype spotted and successful tests could start China’s J20 stealth production and deployment

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The seventh J20 fighter jet prototype has been spotted. The Chengdu J-20 is a Stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype being developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20 has the …

appleSergey Brin and Larry Page will be attempting to invent the Future with $10 billion a year in research budget

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Invent is what Larry Page’s hero, Nikola Tesla, did. It is what Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin did in 1997, when they concocted a way to make “all the world’s information available” on the Internet. And it is …

computersNASA Selects Astronauts for First U.S. Commercial Spaceflights of SpaceX Dragon and Boeing CST-100

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“Today, NASA announced that it has selected four, veteran astronauts to be the first to fly to space on commercial carriers,” said John Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology and director of the White House Office of …

euv lithographyThe Universe is full of rogue stars, rogue planets and galaxies that were tough for older telescopes to see

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Millions of overlooked galaxies When researchers took a closer look at surveys of galaxies in the local universe, they found many had been mischaracterised. More careful analysis of images revealed that 21 galaxies that originally looked like big 3D clouds …

faster than Moore's LawWhole Mouse brain mapping within reach with methods for reconstruction of all nerve cells and their connections

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Learning, it is widely believed, is based on changes in the connections between nerve cells. Knowing which nerve cells are connected to which other nerve cells would considerably help us to understand how the brain works. Scientists have therefore long …

computersEIA predicts energy to 2040 with more a bit more oil, gas and renewables and moderate prices

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The Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), presents long-term annual projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040. The projections, focused on U.S. energy markets, are based on results from EIA’s National …

computer architectureFastest Internet in the world is in Minneapolis with 10 gigabits per second

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US Internet announced Tuesday that it will use that network to offer 10-gigabit-per-pecond Internet speed, which is among the fastest Internet service available today. That’s 400 times faster than the average download speed in Minnesota, 25 megabits per second, according …