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2011
  Copper based ICs have reached nano-meter densities, with wire so small, that no current seizes to flow. The University of Cambridge professors John Robertson and Santiago Esconjauregui have devised a possible future solution. They are growing Carbon Nanotube in greater density than ever before, up to 5 times the most current working technology.   Through the annealing step, the deposit of catalyst onto a substrate are heated creating groupings of nanoparticles. The next step grows ...
Eavesdropper

A.I. space travel

Posted by Eavesdropper Mar 28, 2011
Spacecraft and rockets with no personnel onboard  are controlled by people on the earth's surface. There is one major issue with this arrangement, time to action responses. When a rocket's onboard sensors discover an error, it relays the information back to earth and operators from there figure a way to handle the situation. The further the craft sits from earth, the longer it takes to handle a problem.     The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science at JAXA seek to elimina ...
  CRISP has developed a multi-core processor that will test and repair itself, sort of. There is an on-board resource manager that will test to see if a core is malfunctioning, and if so, send the tasks to a functioning core. The idea is to create a chip that will always work 100% of the time regardless of internal component failures. ‘‘Because of the rapidly growing transistor density on chips, it has become a real challenge to ensure high system dependability. The solution is ...
      “As electronics become more advanced, we are approaching the point where conventional materials like copper can’t take the heat. For computing to go faster and electronics systems to become more capable, better cooling solutions such as GE’s prototype substrate will be required to allow this to happen,” says Dr. Tao Deng, a senior scientist at GE Global Research.     GE and DARPA are teaming up to create a new "Phase-Change" material t ...
  The purpose is to watch the person who made the lunch, make it, while you eat it. And also, so the preparer can watch you eat it. A never ending cycle. Researchers at Ochanomizu University have embedded a camera and LCD touchscreen into a lunchbox (bento). The video starts playing as soon as the box is opened, and likewise, recording begins. The team wants to make the camera smaller and add a bit of video editing ability to the lunchbox (a sentence rarely uttered in history).   ...
  The XIM 3 stand for XBOX Input Machine version 3. For those  who do not know, the XIM 3 allows for a keyboard, mouse, joystick, and other USB based devices to be adapted to the console. But that is not the end of the device's features. In many games a little autoaim functionality is added to help the player aim using a controller, since the controller is not the most precisely controlled input device. The XIM 3 has onboard software called "Smart Translators" that takes a particular g ...
  Missouri University of Science and Technology is resolved to make a handheld scanner that can see through anything. Similar to airport scanners, this hand held camera used millimeter and microwave signals to peek inside. In real time, this camera takes 30 frames per second and can construct a representation of objects at different layers. No word on the depth it can go, but the team calls it “non-intrusive.” Originally conceived Dr. Reza Zoughi in 1998, the first prototype was ...

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