Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize R. Colin Johnson 10/9/2014 (5) comments Three Japanese-born researchers (one a professor at UCSB) will share the $1.1 million Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the blue light-emitting diode that has made possible the white solid-state lighting that has obsoleted both incandescent and fluorescent.
Cheap Solar Absorbs Entire Spectrum R. Colin Johnson 10/8/2014 (8) comments Two-step process first absorbs entire spectrum of light from the sun then reradiates it in the infrared spectrum where conventional photovoltaics can turn it into electricity.
Moore's Law Has No End in Sight R. Colin Johnson 9/12/2014 (3) comments Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies.
IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip R. Colin Johnson 8/11/2014 (17) comments IBM has announced another breakthrough with its SyNAPSE project. The latest chip offers 1 million artificial neurons and 256 million synapses for storage.
Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi R. Colin Johnson 12/24/2013 (5) comments Sensor Platforms Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) addition to its FreeMotion Library gives original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the means to enable indoor navigation, more detailed activity monitoring, sports/health applications, and a whole range of new location-based services.
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