New 'Koomey’s Law' of power efficiency parallels Moore'e Law
Key ingredient: Change in material boosts prospects of ultrafast single-photon detector
By swapping one superconducting material for another, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a practical way to boost the efficiency of the world's fastest single-photon ...
Intel taps into new computing at Taiwan show
Intel Corp. is touting a hybrid laptop 0.8 inches (20 mm) thick with sleek tablet computing features and ultra-sharp visual images that it hopes will create a market bridging traditional PCs and tablet computing.
Energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Evolutionary lessons for wind farm efficiency
Evolution is providing the inspiration for University of Adelaide computer science research to find the best placement of turbines to increase wind farm productivity.
Factory is where our computers eat up most energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- Home and office energy conservation must focus on more than developing computers, appliances and other electronics that require less power to operate. Engineers say there are big energy-efficiency ...
Intel launches chip for tablet computers
Intel Corp. has launched a new chip for tablet computers, Atom processor Z670 based platform, as the world's most powerful semiconductor company aims to become a contender in the market for mobile chips.
Greenpeace ranks 'greenest' electronics
Environmental group Greenpeace handed out grades Thursday to what it said were the world's "greenest" consumer electronics makers, as the annual gadget industry trade show opened here on Thursday.
Elusive spintronics success could lead to single chip for processing and memory
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have shown that a magnetically polarised current can be manipulated by electric fields.
Software for efficient computing in the age of nanoscale devices
As semiconductor manufacturers build ever smaller components, circuits and chips at the nano scale become less reliable and more expensive to produce. The variability in their behavior from device to device and over their ...
Simplifying computer power behind phones, medical devices
From smart phones to medical equipment, embedded processors are everywhere and getting increasingly more powerful. One University of Houston (UH) professor's work with Texas Instruments (TI) is making it easier to develop ...
Virginia Tech to build new supercomputer
Two million dollars is coming to Virginia Tech to create HokieSpeed, a versatile new supercomputing instrument for accelerating and transforming discovery and innovation across a myriad of disciplines.
Study paves way for new biofuels models, technologies
Biofuels hold promise as environmentally friendly sources of renewable energy, but which ones should industry and policy leaders focus their efforts on developing? A new study involving researchers from North Carolina State ...
NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling ...