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R. Colin Johnson
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Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize
R. Colin Johnson  
10/9/2014   (7) 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.
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
R. Colin Johnson  
8/26/2014   (18) comments
Head-mounted displays such as Google Glass are interesting technologies, but what about real-world applications? A new offering from Thalmic Labs might hold the key.
The Limits of Moore's Law Limits
R. Colin Johnson  
8/15/2014   (1) comment
It’s a debate that electrical engineers have been arguing for a long time: When will Moore’s Law end? However, who says it will end?
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.
MIT Wrist-Robot Adds Extra Fingers
R. Colin Johnson  
7/22/2014   (5) comments
MIT doctoral candidate Faye Wu has developed a new type of wearable robot that mimics the motions of the human hand and wrist.
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.
The Power of Tiny Bubbles
R. Colin Johnson  
11/28/2013   (5) comments
IBM wins the Gordon Bell Prize.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
R. Colin Johnson  
11/20/2013   (9) comments
Wearable medical sensors monitored with an app mark the beginning of the end for bulky, traditional medical instruments.




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