NEC Corp. (NEC) and Tohoku Univ. announced the development of the world's first content addressable memory (CAM) that both maintains the same high operation speed and non-volatile operation as existing circuits when processing and storing data on a circuit while power is off.
The combination of a silicon-based cameras and mobile computing has been a powerful technological combination, multiplying digital media production and producing interesting applications like remote medical diagnoses. Now, the Smithsonian Institution has made tree identification as easy as snapping a photo.
America's new cyber czar said Wednesday, ahead of an international cybersecurity summit in London, that international law and cooperation--not another treaty--was enough to tackle cybersecurity issues for now. Christopher Painter’s comments were in response to the urging of Michael Rake, chairman of one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, to begin forming a cyber nonproliferation treaty.
Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have succeeded in encoding data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam, transmitting them over a distance of 50 km, and decoding them successfully. This is the largest data volume ever transported on a laser beam.
An international research team has upped the ante on molecular machinery. While molecules have already been used to perform individual logic operations, a single molecule has been designed that can perform 13 logic operations, some of them in parallel. It is operated by varying wavelengths of light.
IBM is still perhaps two years from marketing a medical Watson, but Columbia Univ. medical school professor Dr. Herbert Chase, who is working with the company to adapt the computer for medical tasks, says its ability to understand plain language and access medical history and symptoms might mean quicker diagnoses and treatments.
IBM, the California Dept. of Transportation and UC Berkeley have joined forces to analyze real-time traffic patterns and individual commuter travel history to forecast better, safer routes for drivers. The predictive modeling is an effort to shave some portion of the loss in money ($808), time (1 week), and gas (28 gallons) experienced every year by the average driver due to traffic.
A new technology that allows wireless signals to be sent and received simultaneously on a single channel has been developed by Stanford researchers. Their research could help build faster, more efficient communication networks, at least doubling the speed of existing networks.
Invented by a Brown Univ. student, Kai Morrell, Big Belly trash cans compact the trash they receive, getting energy from solar panels. The cans, which have appeared on campus, are also networked, and call for pickup when they are full. Fewer pickups means savings on truck fuel and maintenance staff time.
A maker of high-efficiency power amplifiers, Nujira has gotten the help of Cambridge Consultants to ramp up the design and development of its communications technology for mobile military and defense applications. Nujira’s Envelope Tracking technology has potential applications in the defense sector, particularly for battlefield communications.
More than half of midsize companies are planning to increase their information technology budgets over the next 12 to 18 months, according to an IBM global study of more than 2,000 midsize companies representing more than 20 countries. Two-thirds are adopting cloud technologies, and almost as many are pursuing analytics for greater insight and efficiency.
As sensors that do things like detect touch and motion in cell phones get smaller, cheaper, and more reliable, computer manufacturers are beginning to take seriously the decade-old idea of"smart dust". In order for such networks to make collective decisions, however, they need to integrate information gathered by many devices. A team from MIT and the Israel Institute of Technology has developed a new algorithm that handles bottlenecks much more effectively than its predecessors. The algorithm is designed to work in so-called ad hoc networks overseeing the network as a whole.
At Supercomputing 2010 this week, Fusion-io announced that it has achieved the highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) and bandwidth in the industry with the ioDrive Octal. This PCI Express-based card provides 6.2 GB/s of bandwidth and 5.7 TB of linear-scaling capacity.
The Tianhe-1A supercomputer assumed top dog status in the global list of the 500 fastest supercomputers, but it won't stay there for long as IBM has a 20-petaflop machine up its sleeve. But with grid computing gaining traction, do we really even need supercomputers?
LeCroy’s new SPARQ signal integrity network analyzers are can measure 40 GHz S-parameters on up to 4 ports with single button press operation at a small fraction of the cost of vector network analyzers.
Over the weekend, an Iranian news agency reported that their Bushehr nuclear plant had been infected by the Stuxnet worm, an advanced piece of malware found this past summer that capitalizes on holes in both Microsoft Windows and a Siemens industrial control systems. What has software experts alarmed as much as the attack itself is what worm is designed to do.
Earlier this week, Wired editor Chris Anderson declared the death of the Web and the rise of everything else (on the Internet). It was a bit like twittering the death of your favorite celebrity on Twitter, except in this case it’s the one loved by billions.
Today, Sony said it would no longer produce the 3.5-inch diskette, a mainstay of consumer computing technology for 25 years. In media, innovation lasts only as long as the next best thing: CDs and flash drives may also soon bite the dust. The big question is what will replace them and how.
Connectedness is not a luxury—it’s a tool for survival because it stimulates response. Haitians and their loved ones see the direct benefits in efforts by Google to provide up-to-minute news on the whereabouts of individuals. And, more indirectly, the rapid giving model is accelerating philanthropy in ravaged lands.
It’s not exactly “Stargate”, but a new blog page from the scientific/social networking site ResearchGATE should speed both the dissemination of new research idea and the growth of this increasingly popular site.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), being built by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, near Geneva, Switzerland, is the largest scientific instrument on the planet. It is designed to accelerate and collide protons moving at nearly the speed of light into each other in the search for evidence to some of science's unanswered questions, such as the origin of mass.
The Lynx Video and Data Network developed by BH Electronics, Inc., Burnsville, Minn., Lynx Broadband Division, is the first system that delivers 134 channels of radio frequency (RF) video on a single twisted pair of Category 5 (Cat 5) cable and enables the transmission of Ethernet, phone, or remote control. This flexibility increases the usefulness of a structured wiring system, leading to reduced expenses.
In a complete paradigm shift, Network Elements Inc., Beaverton, Ore., has changed the vertical, piece-by-piece development of networking equipment to a horizontal model based on plug-and-play. The result is Lithium Multi-Protocol Module (LiMPM), the world’s first 10 Gb/sec optical networking module. LiMPM is a compact, high-bandwidth interface for Internet infrastructure equipment.