Memtransistors advance neuromorphic computing

A Northwestern research team has developed a novel device called a “memtransistor,” which operates much like a neuron by performing both memory and information processing. With combined characteristics of a memristor and transistor, the memtransistor also encompasses multiple terminals that operate more similarly to a neural network. The memtransistor builds upon work published in 2015, …

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Memristor memory with 128 states created for next generation computer memory and brainlike chips

Southampton researchers have improved the memristor. how they have pushed the memristor – a simpler and smaller alternative to the transistor, with the capability of altering its resistance and storing multiple memory states – to a new level of performance after experimenting with its component materials. They demonstrated a new memristor technology that can store …

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Subnanometer brain like atomristors operated at 50 gigahertz

Neuromorphic computing researchers have been working on the development of memory resistors, or memristors, which are resistors in a circuit that ‘remember’ their state even if you lose power. Today, most computers use random access memory (RAM), which moves very quickly as a user works but does not retain unsaved data if power is lost. …

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HPE 160 terabyte RAM computer is beginning of a planned transformation of computing

HPE announced that it has created the largest single-memory computing system the world has ever seen, capable of holding 160 terabytes of data. In 2014, HPE introduced The Machine research project—the largest and most complex research project in our company’s history—designed to deliver the world’s first Memory-Driven Computing architecture. They believe this new computer will …

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Taiwan Semiconductor will have volume production of 7 nanometer chips using Extreme Ultraviolet lithography starting June 2018

TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor) disclosed plans for an enhanced 7nm FinFET node using extreme ultraviolet lithography, a 12nm upgrade of its 16nm process and a 22nm planar technology — its answer to fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI). The foundry also described enhancements to its two chip-stacking techniques, advances in RF CMOS and work in transistors and materials, …

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CRISPR gene editing will be used in living humans to counter aggressive lung cancer

Chinese scientists have become the first in the world to use a revolutionary new gene-editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 on living humans. Scientists at Sichuan University in Chengdu have injected a person with aggressive lung cancer with cells modified using the gene-splicing technology in a bid to make the patient’s immune system more effective at …

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X-Mythbuster Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci return in Netflix White Rabbit Project

@grantimahara @KariByron @ToryBelleci return in new @Netflix series the White Rabbit Project The White Rabbit Project” will see the three hosts follow Alice in Wonderland’s example and “go down a rabbit hole” to investigate weird events in pop culture, science and history. They will dissect superpower tech, criminal heists, jailbreaks and unusual war weapons, just …

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More than Moore’s law strategy for computer industry

Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s law [semiconductor scaling], the principle that has powered the information-technology revolution since the 1960s, is nearing its end. Moore’s law states that the number of transistors on a microprocessor chip will double every two years or so …

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Critical conditions needed for LENR aka Cold Fusion

E-catworld has information from the research notes of Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Dahlgren Warfare Center. Louis F. DeChiaro wrote a review of current low energy nuclear reactions (LENR aka Cold Fusion) work. DeChiaro has a 23 page presentation His background is in Condensed Matter Physics. …

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