IBM Work on 3D chip stacking will take Moore’s Law to 2025

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Last week, IBM, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) signed a four-year collaborative project called CMOSAIC to understand how the latest chip cooling techniques can support a 3D chip architecture. Unlike current processors, the CMOSAIC project considers a …

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Sandia’s In-Zinerator Concept For Transmuting Unburned Nuclear Fuel

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Fusion Transmutation of Waste: Design and Analysis of the In-Zinerator Concept (2006, Sandia report, 102 pages) The separation and transmutation of transuranics is part of a solution to decreasing the volume and heat load of nuclear waste significantly to increase the repository capacity. A fusion neutron source …

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Beyond Molecular Nanotechnology is Femtotech : Proposal for Synthesizing Degenerate Matter

A 14 page pdf has been released by Professor Bolonkin Femtotechnology: Nuclear Matter with Fantastic Properties A lot of the paper is discussing what amazing things would be possible if it could be done. The key part is what is trying to be accomplished and the beginnings of how. We are talking about customized atomic …

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Progress in Understanding Calorie Restricted Life Extension

The enzyme WWP-1, shown in green, is a key player in the signaling cascade that links dietary restriction to longevity in roundworms. Sensory neurons are shown in red. Image: Courtesy of Dr. Andrea C. Carrano, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a pivotal role for two …

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Analog RF Radio Chip is Faster than Digital and Uses 100 Times Less Power and Could Enable Universal Radio

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Rahul Sarpeshkar, left, and Soumyajit Mandal display their RF (radio frequency) cochlea, a low-power, ultra-broadband radio chip. The chip, held by Mandal, is attached to an antenna, held by Sarpeshkar. The diagram on the computer monitor shows the wiring layout of the chip. MIT engineers have built a fast, ultra-broadband, …

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Nuclear News: Dawning of the Age of Thorium, Six Reactors for India and Progress to Laser Enrichment

1. Dawning of the age of Thorium? From Resource Investor: I am personally aware of the fact that, even as I write, major American, Canadian, French and British nuclear engineering companies are forming strategic alliances to seek funding under Hatch-Reid to go forward with the development of thorium-based nuclear power reactors for the production of …

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Harvard Makes Topical RNAi Treatment That Can Effectively Stop the Transmission of Herpes

Harvard medical school has a topical treatment (a cream) that is based on RNAi (RNA interference) which can eliminate herpes virus even one week after infection to effectively stop the transmission of herpes. This was proven with mice and will be moving to human trials. A topical treatment disables key proteins necessary for the herpesvirus …

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A simple-to-make “superlens” can focus 10 times better than diffraction limit, microwaves so far, next 19-38 nm for visible light

A simple-to-make “superlens” can focus 10 times more sharply than a conventional lens. It could shrink the size of features on computer chips, or help power gadgets without wires. No matter how powerful a conventional lens, it cannot focus light down to more than about half its wavelength, the “diffraction limit”. So far they have …

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