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analogSuperconducting Synapse many times faster than human synapses could enable faster artificial brains

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that “learns” like a biological system and could connect processors and store memories in future computers operating like the human brain. Above – Illustrations showing …

analogArtificial synapse for neuromorphic chips

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Nature Materials – SiGe epitaxial memory for neuromorphic computing with reproducible high performance based on engineered dislocations Although several types of architecture combining memory cells and transistors have been used to demonstrate artificial synaptic arrays, they usually present limited scalability …

brainEvery nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain monitored at the same time to identify alertness neurons

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Stanford researchers were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness. Previously it was believed that there was a single alertness on/off switch but they …

analogRoadmap to human cortex scale neuromorphic hardware systems using analog technology

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It should be possible to build a silicon version of the human cerebral cortex with the transistor technology that was in production in 2013. The resulting machine would take up less than a cubic meter of space and consume less …

algorithmsA copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25% today

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Researchers are currently developing the environment-friendly solar cells of the future, which will capture twice as much energy as the cells of today. The trick is to combine two different types of solar cells in order to utilize a much …

computer architectureDubai plans roll out of chinese single passenger Ehang 184 self-flying pod taxis starting July 2017

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Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July. The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city …

adiabatic quantum computerHyperloop Transportation Technologies has raised $30 million in capital and $77 million in commitments and land rights

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Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) are the two main companies working on Elon Musk’s vision of the Hyperloop. Both have set eyes on similar markets – the US, Emirates, Northern and Eastern Europe – to try and launch …

algorithmsNew materials and technology will make a new supersonic passenger jet four times cheaper than the Concorde

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Times have changed since the supersonic Concorde was made. Eli Dourado is the director of the Mercatus Center’s Technology Policy Program discusses the changes in technology that will make a new commercial supersonic passenger jet. Modern materials such as carbon …

artificial intelligenceRussia claims progress on new Pak DA strategic bomber which will have hypersonic missile weapons

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The Tupolev PAK DA (or PAK-DA) is a proposed Russian next-generation strategic bomber and it is expected to have a 30-ton weapons payload, range of 6,740 nautical miles, first flight in 2021 and deliveries in 2023. Some of the technology …

brainNanocrystalline diamonds grown on a diamond base enables anvil with 264 gigapascal of pressure and target is 1 terapascal which is the pressure at the center of Saturn

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University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such immense forces deep underground can turn carbon into …