Carnival of Space 156 – technological stepping stones to space

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Carnival of Space 156 is up at theSpacewriter.com. This site provided the following (2 of the three were in the Carnival): 1. Japan had a successful liftoff of what could be the first successful deployment and operation of a solar sail. 2. An article on …

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Massively Parallel Computing on an Organic Molecular Layer

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A superthin computer just two molecules thick can solve complex problems and, somewhat like the human brain, can evolve to improve and perform many operations simultaneously This is significant progress on molecular computing with molecular switches that is highly parallel and using cellular automata. * This …

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Natural and artificial atoms for quantum computation

Arxiv 21 page pdf – work by Japan Riken and University of Michigan – Remarkable progress towards realizing quantum computation has been achieved using natural and artificial atoms. On the one hand, natural atoms (such as neutral atoms and ions) have long coherence times, and could be stored in large arrays, providing ideal “quantum memories”. …

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New Way to Generate Thirty-six Times More Functional Blood Vessel Cells From Human Stem Cells Discovered

In a significant step toward restoring healthy blood circulation to treat a variety of diseases, a team of scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College has developed a new technique and described a novel mechanism for turning human embryonic and pluripotent stem cells into plentiful, functional endothelial cells, which are critical to the formation of blood …

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Sander Olson Blogs Day One of the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting

Sander Olson is attending the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Below is a summary of the first day of the conference, Dec 7. The first day of the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting(IEDM) began with bold prognostications regarding the future of computing and electronics. The IEDM meeting, held in Baltimore, is being …

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Supercomputer SC09 Conference Highlights

HPCWire highlights of SC09 * 15 of 60 press releases were GPU related* China’s GPU-CPU “Tianhe” supercomputer making it into the number 5 position on the TOP500* Japan’s 3 petaflop TSUBAME 2.0 Fermi-equipped super scheduled for deployment in October 2010* announcement of a new GPU computing collaboration network.* HPC-capable Fermi GPUs from NVIDIA coming online …

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