top-down nanotechnology

advanced lithographyMolecular Layer Etching Can Help Semiconductors scaling Beyond Moore’s Law

Argonne National Labs have developed a new technique, molecular layer etching, that may help develop microelectronics and show the way beyond Moore’s Law. Molecular layer etching could enable fabricating and controlling material geometries at the nanoscale, which could open new …

algorithmBaidu improves efficiency by 30 times and scaling by 16 time for Deep Learning on 128 GPU chips

Persistent RNNs: Stashing Recurrent Weights On-Chip Abstract This paper introduces a new technique for mapping Deep Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) efficiently onto GPUs. We show how it is possible to achieve substantially higher computational throughput at low mini-batch sizes than …

atomically precise manufacturingWorld data transmission speed record of 1.125 Terabits per second

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyEuropean monetary fund and the China monetary fund

Wharton finance professor Franklin Allen discusses the future of the IMF, Greece and the eurozone. One of two things, in my view, is likely to happen. Either this situation will persist for a couple of years and then the public …

anodization nanolithographyLIFT cancer clinical trials

Human trials starting for Zheng Cui’s LIFT ‘cancer cure’ H/T to Alfin For the upcoming study, the researchers are currently recruiting 500 local potential donors who are 50 years old or younger and in good health to have their blood …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyMore autonomous robot through new instantaneous 3d freezeframe LADAR

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) (maker of the millions of Roomba vacuums and military Packbots) may be on the verge of creating a new generation of robots with a much higher degree of autonomy than is currently possible. This is another example of …