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3D Chips: The Next Electronics Revolution
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3D Chips: The Next Electronics Revolution

The semiconductor industry is moving toward three-dimensional (3D) chip design, stacking dies and moving data from one layer to another. 

Japan Pushes World's Fastest Computer Past 10 Petaflop Barrier
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Japan Pushes World's Fastest Computer Past 10 Petaflop Barrier

The Japanese have broken the 10 petaflop barrier. On Wednesday, Japanese IT giant Fujitsu and the government-funded RIKEN research lab announced the supercomputer...

Stuxnet Raises 'blowback' Risk In Cyberwar
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Stuxnet Raises 'blowback' Risk In Cyberwar

The Stuxnet computer worm, arguably the first and only cybersuperweapon ever deployed, continues to rattle security experts around the world, one year after its...

New Hybrid Technology Could Bring 'quantum Information Systems'
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New Hybrid Technology Could Bring 'quantum Information Systems'

Purdue University researchers are developing a new hybrid technology that could lead to a new approach to quantum computing. The technology would use metamaterials...

Catching a Wave, and Measuring It
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Catching a Wave, and Measuring It

James Gosling wants to network the world’s oceans.

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H.p. Builds Servers With Cellphone Chips

Hewlett-Packard announced on Tuesday a new design for some of the world's largest computer centers and says it could reduce power consumption in some cases by...

How Your iPhone Chip Will Reinvent the Internet Data Center
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How Your iPhone Chip Will Reinvent the Internet Data Center

Jonathan Heiliger is the kind of guy you want running your data center.

Searching For Balloons in a Social Network
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Searching For Balloons in a Social Network

In the process of winning DARPA's Red Balloon Challenge, the MIT researchers collected and analyzed a large amount of data on the size and scope of Internet connections...

To Diagnose Heart Disease, Visualization Experts Recommend a Simpler Approach
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To Diagnose Heart Disease, Visualization Experts Recommend a Simpler Approach

Harvard University researchers have developed HemoVis, a method for visualizing human arteries that, in clinical testing, increased diagnostic accuracy from 39...

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In Surprise, China ­nveils Supercomputer Based on Its Own Chips

China has made its first supercomputer based on Chinese microprocessor chips, an advance that surprised high-performance computing specialists in the United States...

Ice Cream Sandwich: A Deep-Dive Tour With Android
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Ice Cream Sandwich: A Deep-Dive Tour With Android

There are few things in this world I despise more than software updates. Downloading hundreds of files, waiting for the progress bar to fill, restarting the device—it’s...

How Yahoo Spawned Hadoop, the Future of Big Data
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How Yahoo Spawned Hadoop, the Future of Big Data

The email went to Eric14. His real name is Eric Baldeschwieler, but no one calls him that. At fourteen letters, Baldeschwieler is a mouthful, and he works in...

Are Drones Creating a New Global Arms Race?
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Are Drones Creating a New Global Arms Race?

Plastic tanks and miniature models of fighter jets are on display in Steven Zaloga's home office, and his bookshelves are overflowing with volumes about the history...

Ramcloud: When Disks and Flash Memory Are Just Too Slow
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Ramcloud: When Disks and Flash Memory Are Just Too Slow

Stanford University researchers have developed RAMCloud, a scalable, high performance storage approach that can store data in dynamic random access memory and aggregate...

Transparent, Super-Stretchy Skin-Like Sensor
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Transparent, Super-Stretchy Skin-Like Sensor

Using carbon nanotubes bent to act as springs, Stanford researchers have developed a stretchable, transparent skin-like sensor that can be stretched to more than...

John Rogers's Bendable Microprocessors
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John Rogers's Bendable Microprocessors

John Rogers was in his lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign six years ago, testing new ways to make electronic circuits, when one of his team...

Future Computers Could Rewire Themselves
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Future Computers Could Rewire Themselves

Future microchips may have only one type of component, capable of rewiring itself to do different jobs. Researchers from Northwestern University in the U.S. have...

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Intel Faces Colossal Clash

Written off by some critics as a doomed dinosaur, stuck in the tar pit of a stalling personal computer market, Intel is headed for a colossal clash as it scrambles...

Hacking Cars
From Communications of the ACM

Hacking Cars

Researchers have discovered important security flaws in modern automobile systems. Will car thieves learn to pick locks with their laptops?

Modeling Chaotic Storms
From Communications of the ACM

Modeling Chaotic Storms

Scientists say improvements to extreme-weather prediction are possible with new weather models and a reinvention of the modeling technologies used to process them...
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