Seoul (Korea) – While its possible successor technologies have been discussed for years, flash continues to scale extremely well: Samsung says it has developed the first 30 nm chip, providing a 64 Gb capacity – four times of what is being offered by the highest capacity mass-production chips today.
Lubricants in bearings and gear units ensure that not too much energy is lost through friction. Yet it still takes a certain percentage of the energy to compensate for friction losses. Lubricants made of liquid crystals could reduce friction to almost zero.
Passengers check in their suitcases, which are automatically transported away by conveyer belts; moving walkways and escalators run for hours without a break – thousands of gear units rattle away at the major airports. The power consumption is tremendous, in the range of several gigawatt hours per annum. A substantial amount of this is lost through friction. In wind turbines and in cars, too, a percentage of the energy is spent on friction – reducing the efficiency factor accordingly. Novel lubricants that almost eliminate the effect of friction could be the answer. Once they have been set in motion, the bearings run and run and run
Goggles you can wear on your eyes and they will record everything you see daily.
And you can tag each object you see. Say you tag a Butterfly and then search for how many times your eyes see the Butterfly.
Or you may tag your Friend, Then at evening you can see how many times you meet your Friend and what discussion you had with him.
If this succeeds, you"ll never lose your keys again. Or need to remember where you parked your car. Or misplace the remote. The researchers also hope the image processing technology will be used to search through hours of video footage to find particular images. Imagine what a blast that will make home movies.