Woz Wows with Humanitarianism R. Colin Johnson 6/26/2015 Post a comment Steve Wozniak single-handedly designed the Apple-I and after forming Apple with Steve Jobs also designed the Apple-II personal computer (PC), although Jobs oversaw the design of the case for the Apple-II.
Smart Factories Meet AI R. Colin Johnson 5/26/2015 Post a comment The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has 47 years of experience in smart decision support, smart crowd control, the smart factory and more.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line R. Colin Johnson 5/14/2015 Post a comment Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
Moore's Law: Dead or Alive R. Colin Johnson 4/18/2015 Post a comment Moore's law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material R. Colin Johnson 3/17/2015 Post a comment Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
FeFET to Extend Moore's Law R. Colin Johnson 1/20/2015 Post a comment The successful prototyping of a ferroelectric gate aims to extend Moore's Law beyond the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2028.
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.
IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip R. Colin Johnson 8/11/2014 (16) 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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