News tagged with computer components

Selling chip makers on optical computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer chips that transmit data with light instead of electricity consume much less power than conventional chips, but so far, they've remained laboratory curiosities. Professors Vladimir Stojanović ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Semiconductors
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Researchers create molecular diode

Recently, at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, N.J. Tao and collaborators have found a way to make a key electrical component on a phenomenally tiny scale. Their single-molecule diode is described in this week's ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Mars Orbiter's Computer Reboots Successfully

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter properly followed commands today to shut down and restart, a strategy by its engineers to clear any memory flaws accumulated in more than five years since Odyssey's last reboot. ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Space Exploration
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