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3D Chips: The Next Electronics Revolution
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3D Chips: The Next Electronics Revolution

The semiconductor industry is moving toward three-dimensional (3D) chip design, stacking dies and moving data from one layer to another. 

Table Salt Found to Boost Data Storage Density
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Table Salt Found to Boost Data Storage Density

Table salt could be used to increase the capacity of hard drives from as much as 4 Tbytes today to more than 21 Tbytes, according to researchers at the Institute...

Argonne Researchers 'hack' Diebold E-Voting System
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Argonne Researchers 'hack' Diebold E-Voting System

Argonne National Laboratory researchers recently demonstrated how the Diebold Accuvote TS machine can be hacked using inexpensive, widely available electronic...

E-Voting Gets Almost ­nanimous Praise, Study Finds
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E-Voting Gets Almost ­nanimous Praise, Study Finds

A recent Delvinia report could lead to the introduction of Internet voting across all levels of government in Canada. 

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Arm: Intel Has Tough Road Into Mobile Market

Intel may have made a big splash this week announcing it's going to focus on the mobile market, but its rival in the space says the chip maker has an uphill climb...

Hp Advances Next-Gen 'memristor' Memory Technology
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Hp Advances Next-Gen 'memristor' Memory Technology

Hewlett-Packard and University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have mapped out the basic chemistry and structure of what happens inside a memristor during...

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Intel Says Light Peak Interconnect Technology Is Ready

Intel's high-speed Light Peak interconnect technology, which links PCs to displays and external storage devices, is ready for implementation, says Intel's David...

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White House Says Supercomputing 'arms Race' Could Prove Costly

Looks for better ways to make sure supercomputers "address our current national priorities."

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IBM Chip Breakthrough May Lead to Exascale Supercomputers

IBM's new CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics technology boosts the data transfer rate between computer chips using pulses of light, and could boost supercomputing...

Top Scientist ­rges 'ambitious' ­.s. Exascale Supercomputer Plan
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Top Scientist ­rges 'ambitious' ­.s. Exascale Supercomputer Plan

Peter Beckman, director of the DOE's Exascale Technology and Computing Institute, says the United States needs to make a sizable push to open up funding resources...

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IBM, Intel Question Key Top500 Supercomputer Metric

Researchers at IBM and Intel are questioning the methods by which the supercomputing Top500 list is compiled. "The Top500 . . . doesn't measure about 80 percent...

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­.s. Building Next Wave of Supercomputers

Both Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are building 20-petaflop supercomputer systems that are expected to ready in 2012....

Sony Says 535,000 Vaio Laptops at Risk of Overheating
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Sony Says 535,000 Vaio Laptops at Risk of Overheating

More than half a million Sony Vaio F and C series laptops sold this year contain a software bug that could lead them to overheat, the company said. A bug in the...

Nanowires Could Lead to Foldable Tablets, Say Researchers
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Nanowires Could Lead to Foldable Tablets, Say Researchers

Duke University scientists have developed a method to make large quantities of copper nanowires, which could be used to create bendable, foldable tablet computers...

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Despite Green Diet, Data Centers Still Gobble Power

Despite U.S. government warnings on exploding energy consumption, data centers are not getting more power-efficient.

Nasa Looking to Six-Legged Robot to Build Human Outpost on Mars
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Nasa Looking to Six-Legged Robot to Build Human Outpost on Mars

NASA is developing a six-legged robot called Athlete that can walk or roll on wheels, and ultimately aims to have it help set up a habitat on Mars for future astronauts...

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N.y. Bomb Plot Highlights Limitations of Data Mining

The recent failed bombing attempt in New York City shows the limitations of data-mining technology. Using data mining to search for potential terrorists is similar...

Cerf ­rges Standards for Cloud Computing
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Cerf ­rges Standards for Cloud Computing

Vint Cerf, a co-designer of the Internet's TCP/IP protocols, ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award winner, and considered a father of the Internet itself, emphasized...

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Scientists, IT Community Await Exascale Computers

The information technology (IT) industry discussed the challenges it faces in developing exascale systems, a new generation of supercomputers that promise to be...

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22 Stories ­nderground: Iron Mountain's Experimental Room 48

Down a road that winds through the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, just across from a cow pasture, the bucolic scenery of Butler County is interrupted by...
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