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Learning from sand castles to build future chips

In the United States, data centers already consume two percent of the electricity available with consumption doubling every five years. In theory, at this rate, a supercomputer in the year 2050 will require the entire production ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Semiconductors
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Getting serious about global gaming

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Alberta have teamed up with colleagues in one of the world's leading centres on electronic gaming to form a network that will help close the gap between academia and the gaming ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Software
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Scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

(Phys.org) -- For years, many scientists had thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system but on Earth. Now, a UCLA scientist has discovered that the geological phenomenon, which involves the movement ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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New phenomenon in nanodisk magnetic vortices

(Phys.org) -- The phenomenon in ferromagnetic nanodisks of magnetic vortices – hurricanes of magnetism only a few atoms across – has generated intense interest in the high-tech community because of the potential ...

dateAug 08, 2012 in Nanophysics
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