IBM creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips inspired by human brain
Scientists from IBM today unveiled a breakthrough software ecosystem designed for programming silicon chips that have an architecture inspired by the function, low power, and compact volume of the brain. ...
Caffeine 'traffic light': Do you want to know how much caffeine is in your drink?
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers led by Prof. Young-Tae Chang from National University of Singapore and Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, developed ...
Taiwan's Acer swings to loss in April-June quarter
Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer on Wednesday reported a net loss of $11.39 million in the April-June quarter mainly due to increasing expenses on investments and declining gross margins.
Heterogeneous nanoblocks give polymers an edge
Building structures by mixing lego bricks of two different sizes is child's play. However, studying polymers endowed with an alternating nanostructure made of heterogeneous blocks is anything but straightforward.
Key points in the genetically modified food debate
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to securing a massive free trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a sharp disagreement on genetically modified foods. Much of the corn, soybean, sugar beets and cotton ...
Random, scattered, and ultra tiny: A spectrometer for the future
Sometimes a little disorder is precisely what's in order. Taking advantage of the sensitive nature of randomly scattered light, Yale University researchers have developed an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer ...
Volkswagen stops academics from revealing car hack
A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the anti-theft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it.
Samsung now mass producing industry's fastest embedded memory
Samsung Electronics announced today that it is mass producing the world's fastest embedded memory – the industry's first eMMC 5.0 devices – in 16 gigabyte (GB), 32GB and 64GB densities for next-generation ...
Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results ...
Researchers get better metrics on laser potential of key material
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed more accurate measurements of how efficiently a polymer called MEH-PPV amplifies light, which should advance efforts to develop a new generation of lasers and ...
S. Korea's Hynix posts record operating profit
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix on Thursday posted a record second quarter operating profit on the back of robust chip demand and strong semiconductor prices.
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.
Desktop printing at the nano level
A new low-cost, high-resolution tool is primed to revolutionize how nanotechnology is produced from the desktop, according to a new study by Northwestern University researchers.
Enhanced wireless technology for body implants and sensors
Body implants such as pacemakers and hearing aids have been used to counter organ dysfunction for decades. The WISERBAN project is making a giant leap in their development: aiming to provide smarter communications among such ...