MRAM data retention improved from 1 hour to 1 year with other gains

Spin Transfer Technologies has developed vastly improved MRAM memory using its unique Precessional Spin Current (PSC) structure. The results from advanced testing of the PSC structure confirm that it will increase the spin-torque efficiency of any MRAM device by 40-70 percent — enabling dramatically higher data retention while consuming less power. This gain translates to …

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Large amounts of high density MRAM data could enable pinhead size computers

new research from the University of New Hampshire will make computers the size of a pinhead a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers outline their proposed combination which would allow for a more stable perpendicular anisotropic energy (PMA), the key driving component in a computer’s RAM (random-access memory) or data storage. The material would be …

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Another five quit trapped ion question Antrim computer

In May this year, IBM announced it was making such a device available for anyone to use over the internet. Its computer has five quantum bits, or qubits, so can only handle relatively small problems – but it’s programmable just like a regular PC. Researchers at Google have developed a similar device, although have not …

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Self-arranging molecules could form the basis for efficient optoelectronic memory devices

A way to use weak molecular bonding interactions to create well-ordered and stable metal–organic monolayers with optoelectronic properties has been found by researchers from the RIKEN Surface and Interface Science Laboratory. The development could form the basis for the scalable fabrication of molecular optoelectronic devices. A variety of emerging technologies are being investigated as potential …

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Spacex Dragon lander could land on Mars with a mission under the NASA Discovery Program cost cap

One of Ames’ long standing science interests has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars’ subsurface environment (2 meters, or more) to investigate the habitability of that zone for past or extant life. Large, capable Mars landers would ease the problem of landing and operating deep robotic drills. In 2010, an Ames scientist realized that …

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Terrestrial Energy Integral Molten Salt Reactor Development Video Update

Dr. David LeBlanc and Chris Popoff of Terrestrial Energy conducted an in-car interview regarding the use of nuclear power to make oilsands production more environmentally friendly. Their reactor is a Denatured Molten Salt Reactor called the “Integral Molten Salt Reactor”, drawing on the single fluid MSR research conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There is …

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13% of the World’s Adults want to Migrate to another country with top destinations USA, UK and Canada

Gallup – About 13% of the world’s adults — or more than 640 million people — say they would like to leave their country permanently. Roughly 150 million of them say they would like to move to the U.S. — giving it the undisputed title as the world’s most desired destination for potential migrants since …

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Atmospheric Breathing Electric Thruster for Planetary Exploration and Economical Radioisotope Power

1. This study will investigate the development of an atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion solar-powered vehicle to explore planets such as Mars. The vehicle would use atmospheric gas for propellant, eliminating the need to launch and carry the propellant from earth. The propulsion thruster would be electric where the gas is ionized in a plasma and accelerated …

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Quantum Processor Hooks Up with Quantum Memory

Connecting a quantum processor with quantum memory could make it possible to perform complex calculations that are far beyond the power of conventional computers. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have become the first to combine a quantum processor with memory that can be used to store instructions and data. Qubits can be …

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NASA Offers $200 million for an Orbiting Gas Station

NASA has put out a call for a $200 million mission to show how to store and transfer rocket propellants in space. In-space refueling technology would allow smaller and cheaper rockets to be used for missions that would otherwise be outside their weight class. It will also considerably enhance the capabilities of larger rockets. “Instead …

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Progress to safer and cheaper vaccines that need no refridgeration and can be swallowed as capsules

University of Central Florida Professor Henry Daniell has been developing a new method of creating vaccines using genetically engineered plants. He has been developing a new method of creating vaccines using genetically engineered tobacco and lettuce plants to fight diseases such as malaria, cholera and dengue or biothreat agents such as anthrax or plague. Currently, …

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