Making Square Centimeters of Graphene on Copper and Graphene Transistor Progress

1. Large-Area Synthesis of High-Quality and Uniform Graphene Films on Copper Foils. Graphene films of the order of centimeters were grown on copper substrates by chemical vapor deposition using methane. The films are predominantly single-layer graphene with a small percentage, 3. MIT has an overview of current graphene research. Anticipated Uses for Graphene Electronics “Graphene …

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Prediction: Dark Knight will top Titanic United States Box Office

This is a small prediction on a trivial topic. Dark Knight will earn more than the non-inflation adjusted total of Titanic. This Mondays numbers were 45% over the Dead Man’s chest numbers, which could be an indication of longer legs than Dead Man’s chest. An extra $4 million this week if the pattern holds throughout …

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Intel explores beyond silicon transistors

Intel researchers layered the compound semiconductors, called indium gallium arsenide and indium aluminum arsenide. When these materials are stacked, their electronic properties interact to form quantum wells–places where charged particles such as electrons can be confined–that act as transistors, says Michael Mayberry, director of components research and vice president of Intel’s technology and manufacturing group. …

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Staffing an expanding nuclear industry

Skilled workforce shortages are common across industries. (Nursing etc…)Besides spinning up new training and increasing recruitment the issue can also be addressed with increased automation, design and process improvement to reduce staffing requirements. The issue of staffing the nuclear industry is a known issue and is often cited as a reason that the nuclear industry …

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Other progress in quantum computing

Other Quantum computer progress discussed at SC07 The quest to build fully functioning quantum hardware is active on many fronts. Atomic physicists have seen for some years that the quantum states of a single atom held at rest in a trap, manipulated by laser pulses, functions as a highly coherent quantum information carrier. The ability …

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Dwave System 28 qubit system coverage

Nanowerk covers the Dwave systems demo of a 28 qubit quantum computer system. “Advancing the machine to 28 qubits in such a short space of time lends credibility to our claim of having a scaleable architecture,” stated Herb Martin, D-Wave’s CEO. “Our product roadmap takes us to 512 qubits in the second quarter of 2008 …

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Possible Disruptive technologies for supercomputers

First introduced at SC06 as the Exotic Technologies Initiative, the Disruptive Technologies activity will return to SC07. Each year, DT will serve as a forum for examining those technologies that may significantly reshape the world of HPC in the next five to fifteen years, but which are not common in today’s systems. A disruptive technology …

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