A bump circuit with flexible tuning ability that uses 500 times less power
A bump circuit with flexible tuning ability that uses 500 times less power and is smaller than previous circuits has been demonstrated by researchers at the University of Tennessee in the US.
Optalysys will launch prototype optical processor
Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small
The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment system's credibility.
Researchers develop a pioneering mobile application for portable analysis of DNA sequences
A*STAR molecular cell biologist Samuel Gan was in the midst of an exasperating work trip in Shanghai, China. Away from his office, his email inbox was filling up with DNA sequencing files that needed his ...
AMD reveals plans for 25x efficiency gains by 2020
Simplicity is key to co-operative robots
A way of making hundreds—or even thousands—of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Negev desert solar field uses water-free robotic cleaning system
Researchers demonstrate information processing using a light-based chip inspired by our brain
In a recent paper in Nature Communications, researchers from Ghent University report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works.
HTC phone users to power up scientific research
Two arrested, bitcoins seized in German fraud probe
German police say they have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than 700,000 euros ($950,000) in an investigation of computer fraud.
Nanodevices for a 'More than Moore' world
Moore's Law - which holds that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit, and hence its processing power, doubles every 18 months - has been the guiding principal of chip design for almost half a ...
Research shows that it may be time to let software, rather than hardware, manage high-speed on-chip memory banks
In today's computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as "caches," which store frequently used ...
Safe navigation for visually impaired persons
Blind and visually impaired persons find it very difficult to move about in unknown environments. The white canes used by them are still the preferred tools for orientation. The project "A Mobility and Navigational ...
Spinning out the future of our electronic devices
To satisfy the world's desire for ever more processing power, at ever diminishing energy cost, in even tinier devices, scientists are looking to spintronics (spin transport electronics) to provide the next ...