10 Teraflops per FGPA chip and 100 GFlops per watt

Altera Corporation is a pioneer of programmable logic solutions and enabling systems. They are a leader with FPGAs. The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is a semiconductor device that can be programmed after manufacturing. Instead of being restricted to any predetermined hardware function, an FPGA allows you to program product features and functions, adapt to new …

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Stem cell breakthrough could set up future transplant therapies

A new method for developing stem cells enables the production of liver and pancreatic cells in “clinically relevant” quantities for the first time, paving the way for regenerative therapies. A new method for creating stem cells for the human liver and pancreas, which could enable both cell types to be grown in sufficient quantities for …

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Higher population density boosts interaction and per capita productivity if there is good transportation

MIT researchers think they know why when you double a city’s population that its economic productivity goes up 130 percent. Not only does total productivity increase with increased population, but so does per-capita productivity. Increases in urban population density give residents greater opportunity for face-to-face interaction. Nature Communication – Urban characteristics attributable to density-driven tie …

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New Technique May Open Up an Era of Atomic-scale Semiconductor Devices with wafer scale one atom thick layers

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger. …

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