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computersAbout 2020 for Samsung 3 Nanometer MBCFET Chip on Roadmap

Samsung’s 3nm Gate-All-Around (GAA) process, 3GAE, development is on track. The Process Design Kit (PDK) version 0.1 for 3GAE was released in April to help customers get an early start on the design work and enable improved design competitiveness along …

memristors2 nanometer nanowire memristors is a breakthrough for low power memory

University of Massachusetts researchers have successfully made a 2 nanometer individually addressable memristors. It is capable of being mass-produced in conventional fabs. This could be great for neuromorphic computing and AI in general. This should lead to high-density memristor arrays …

nanowireSuperconducting nanowires created that are promising for future quantum computers

Dutch researchers have successfully developed nanowires allowing individual electrons to be captured by a ‘quantum dot’ on which superconductivity can take place. These nanowires could make powerful quantum computers. The combination of a quantum dot and superconductivity makes it possible …

futureCRISPR 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 …

batteriesRussia develops materials for hypersonic aircraft

Hypersonic (speeds over 5 times the speed of sound) material needs to withstand extreme temperature of up to 1,500 degrees Celsius for a long time. Russia already has developments in carbon-based composite materials. “We have achieved significant results in this …

batteriesChina to help Sudan develop East Africa’s first nuclear plant

China and Sudan have signed a framework agreement for the construction of the east African country’s first nuclear power plant. Sudan – one of China’s main suppliers of oil – was on the list of priorities for Chinese reactor sales …

economic impactZaptec Plasma lightning pulses could reduce space mining infrastructure by 100 times for moon, Mars and asteroid mining

Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) and Zaptec sign a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how technologies developed by Zaptec for the oil and gas industry can be utilised in lunar mining. SEC is focusing on building a supply chain for extraction …

computerCochlear Implant Also Uses Gene Therapy to Improve Hearing and electrode triggered gene therapy could improve other machine body connections

The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons. The researchers behind the work are investigating whether electrode-triggered gene therapy could improve other machine-body connections—for example, the deep-brain stimulation probes that are used …

computersChina is a solid number two country in size of economy and military spending but is still not a superpower vs US, EU or old soviet block

Worldcrunch has an article that makes the case China is still many years from becoming a superpower. China neither is at the heart of a multilateral regime nor does it have a single significant ally. It must permanently juggle a …

3dAGI researcher Ben Goertzel seeks $300,000 to build an intelligent robot

The Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) researcher Ben Goertzel was interviewed for Next Big Future in 2009. Goertzel is overseeing a team of researchers in Hong Kong and elsewhere, trying to develop his OpenCOG project, but the program is currently resource-constrained. …