Tech industry insider makes waves in China
It is just a simple piece of plywood, but it is a striking symbol of the frenzied adoration Kai-Fu Lee, perhaps China's most prominent technologist, elicits in this country.
Intel intros first configurable intel atom-based processor
With the debut of six products based on the Intel Atom processor, Intel Corporation is making it easier for customers to go-to-market with differentiated, custom-made designs. The company today announced the configurable ...
'Chaogates' hold promise for the semiconductor industry
In a move that holds great significance for the semiconductor industry, a team of researchers has created an alternative to conventional logic gates, demonstrated them in silicon, and dubbed them "chaogates." The researchers ...
Microsoft CEO sells 1.3 billion dollars in shares in company
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has sold 49.3 million shares in the company worth some 1.33 billion dollars, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
$700,000 from Gates to help protect CA climate law
(AP) -- The campaign against Proposition 23 - the ballot initiative that would push back California's landmark global warming law - is getting another big financial boost from a high-tech billionaire.
Facebook's Zuckerberg unveils 100 million dollar school gift
Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg joined the ranks of openly philanthropic billionaires Friday with a 100-million-dollar grant to a troubled New Jersey public school system.
Lightweight true random number generators a step closer
The widespread use of true random number generators (TRNGs) has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications ...
Mechanical logic gate: Could levers replace transistors?
Half-a-loaf method can improve magnetic memories
Chinese scientists have shown that magnetic memory, logic and sensor cells can be made faster and more energy efficient by using an electric, not magnetic, field to flip the magnetization of the sensing layer only about halfway, ...
Computer chip that computes probabilities and not logic
Ask Not for Whom the Bridge Tolls
(PhysOrg.com) -- Louise Nelson Dyble was a small-town girl from the mountains of northeastern Washington state when she first saw the San Francisco Bay Area bridges. They blew her away.
New method to make gallium arsenide solar cells
Vaccine body supports WHO action on pneumonia
(AP) -- A global vaccine group says the World Health Organization will pass an important resolution later this week to step up efforts against pneumonia.
DNA could be backbone of next generation logic chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world's entire output of silicon chips in a month.