SGI will deliver ASICs by the end of this year for connecting 512 cabinets and progresses to 2 petaflops cabinets could enable peak exascale systems by 2018 or earlier

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software SGI announced in June its Altix UV system that supports up to 256 Intel Nehalem-EX processors and up to 16 terabytes of main memory all housed in four cabinets. It uses 32 four-port node controller ASICs designed by SGI. By December 2010, SGI will ship versions …

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Graphene Transistors Should reach 700-1400 Gigahertz with 45-100 nanometer channels

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Nanoletters – Sub-100 nm Channel Length Graphene Transistors Here we report high-performance sub-100 nm channel length graphene transistors fabricated using a self-aligned approach. The graphene transistors are fabricated using a highly doped GaN nanowire as the local gate with the source and drain electrodes defined through …

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A six degree of freedom nanomanipulator design based on carbon nanotube bundles updated version

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software There was previous coverage on a research paper for making a six degree of freedom atomic scale manipulation using carbon nanotube bundles The designs can support the 9 tooltips designed by Freitas and Merkle. There is now an updated copy of the paper in the Journal …

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Predicting Nanoparticle Interactions in Human Bodies

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Left: in a physiological environment, nanoparticles are exposed to different proteins and small molecules. Right: the competitive adsorption of small molecules (upper) and the amino-acid residues of proteins (lower) on a nanoparticle. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways …

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Indications of room-temperature superconductivity reported from India

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Arxiv – Indications of room-temperature superconductivity at a metal-PZT interface 5 pages (H/T superconductors.org) From the University of Bengal, India – We report the observation of an exceptionally large room-temperature electrical conductivity in silver and aluminum layers deposited on a lead zirconate titanate (PZT) substrate. The …

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The Recipe for Longevity

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A complex network of genes, in combination with a low-calorie diet and exercise, appears to be a key factor in a long life expectancy. The researchers have discovered that long life involves a network of some 750 genes. A third of these play an important role, …

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12 Final Teams in the Automotive 100 MPG XPrize

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software There are twelve teams and 15 vehicles left in the Automotive XPrize Competition. To advance to the Finals Stage, team vehicles needed to demonstrate to the ability to achieve at least two-thirds the minimum fuel economy and range requirements. For fuel economy, this translates to at …

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A Pacemaker for your brain

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Tel Aviv University has developed a brain-to-computer chip which could revolutionize neurological therapy. By stimulating certain areas of the brain, scientists can alleviate the effects of disorders such as depression or Parkinson’s disease. Controlling that stimulation currently lacks precision, over-stimulation is a serious concern — losing …

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Spent Nuclear Fuel Composition and Brave New Climate’s Renewables and Nuclear Power

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Energyfromthorium’s Kirk Sorensen looks at what is in spent nuclear fuel after 20 years. 2. Brave new climate looks at climate change and nuclear power Brave New climate also looks at renewable energy and nuclear power with 18 answer to the following questions. Q1. How …

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Lack of Chronic Worm Infections Leads to More Allergies and Asthma and other Inflammation diseases

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Technology Review reports mounting evidence in both humans and animals suggests that infection with these parasitic worms seems to protect against a number of inflammatory diseases, including asthma and allergy, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and type 1 diabetes We became dependent on helminths [parasitic worms] and …

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Direct Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene on Dielectric Surfaces

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Nanoletters – Direct Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene on Dielectric Surfaces Direct deposition of graphene on various dielectric substrates is demonstrated using a single-step chemical vapor deposition process. Single-layer graphene is formed through surface catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbon precursors on thin copper films predeposited on dielectric …

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