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Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips

Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today’s silicon-based chips.

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China builds world’s fastest supercomputer without U.S. chips

China’s massive system runs real applications and is ‘not just a stunt machine,’ says top U.S. supercomputing researcher.China on Monday revealed its latest supercomputer, a monolithic system with 10.65 million compute cores built entirely with Chinese microprocessors. 26 more words

Beyond Moore’s Law: Vacuum Tubes?

Beyond Moore’s Law: Vacuum Tubes?

By Shlomo Maital


Vacuum tube

   Sometimes, you can innovate by going back to the future. Take, for instance, the transistor. They are getting ever smaller, and more and more of them are packed into a microprocessor.   337 more words

Innovation Blog

Biological Computers

Move over Intel, the new wave of micro-processors are about to hit the shelves. Colonies of yeast can be genetically engineered to form complex logical pathways which, when applied with particular stimuli, form incredibly powerful computations. 191 more words

Chester Press

Steven Levy's 'Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution'

Before the word “hacker” had a negative connotation, it referred to an individual who believed in continuously improving both physical and logical computing systems. This persona is the focus of… 1,090 more words

Science & Technology

Bootstrappin 101

Bootstrap includes a responsive grid system that scales up to 12 columns as the device or viewport size increases. It includes predefined classes for easy layout options, as well as powerful mixins for more semantic layouts. 424 more words


pH and CO2 experiment : notes 7feb16

Sunday 7 Feb 16 : 

Dave and I talk about his experiment with algae and measurements of growth response to changes in pH which  might be expected due to increased atmospheric C02. 140 more words