IBM is working on an new type of memory that combines the pace and reliability of flash with the low cost and high capacity of hard drives.
In two papers published in Science, IBM fellow Stuart Parkin described the technology that he and a team of scientists are working on, called "racetrack" memory.
He believes the milestone could mean devices capable of storing far more data in the same amount of space than currently possible. Spin-offs include super-fast boot times, low cost and unprecedented stability and durability.
Called racetrack memory because data runs around a wire "track", it could eventually lead to solid state devices capable of storing 500,000 songs or 3500 movies - about 100 times more than possible today - with far lower cost and significantly less power consumption.
Scientists have long explored the possibility of storing information in magnetic materials by using "domain walls", the boundaries between magnetic regions in the material. The costly, complex and power-hungry process made the process incredibly difficult.
This results in a spin transfer torque on the domain wall, causing it to move.
The use of spin momentum transfer considerably simplifies the memory device since the current is passed directly across the domain wall without the need for any additional field generators.
With a transmission distance of up to 2,000km without using electrical regenerators, Huawei" s 100G WDM prototype supports smooth upgrades from 10G/40G technologies. This innovation is expected to further promote and accelerate the commercial use of 100G WDM based solutions.
The current boom in broadband services has placed significant bandwidth demands and 100G WDM technology represents the next-generation in high-speed transport. Operators can transmit 10 times the traffic as compared to 10G WDM technology, the most widely deployed networking bandwidth. 100G WDM lays the foundation for telecom operators to deploy ultra-broadband services such as HDTV and multi-play in the future.
Till now you have been using mouse to play Video Games. Now using Cammera the Computer will record your moveme3nts and you can play wonderful games.
You can Kick things with your legs. You can break things with your Hands. Just move your Body and the same thing will happen in the game.
Here’s the basic idea behind 3D gaming: A camera mounted on your TV or computer captures your movements, and with a combination of sophisticated hardware and software, extrapolates them into three dimensions (the exact details vary by company). The effect is as if you had Wii controllers strapped to your body. So in a boxing game, for example, your punches, as well as the ducking and weaving of your head, will be represented in the game world; or, outside of gaming, you could control an operating system like the one in Minority Report.
Utah based company called IAUS (International Automated Systems Inc.) has developed a solar lens technology that transmits solar energy with an efficiency of 92%.
A California energy consortium has invested in the first stage of the project. Twenty specially designed solar towers are being erected close to the Great Basin in Delta, Utah. Each tower holds four solar lenses that follow the sun as it crosses the clear blue desert sky. Each lens will focus the sun"s rays onto specially designed heat exchangers that will convert the solar energy to super-heated steam. The heat exchangers double as high-efficiency turbines that will drive electrical generators to produce alternating current output.
Later stages will involve placing 1000 towers over 700 acres of desert. With each tower having a capacity to produce 100 kW of power, the entire field stands to produce close to 100 MW of power when finished. That"s enough energy to power 50,000 average Californian homes. Once generated, the power will travel around five miles to be integrated with the U.S. national power grid.
IBM has announced it successfully developed a graphene transistor that is clocked at an insanely fast 100 GHz. Needless to say, this is the fastest transistor ever made and silicon might just have lost its spot as the number one semiconductor.
The best silicon transistors have only managed to make to 40 GHz, and it is becoming exceedingly difficult to continue down the current path without some sort of breakthrough. It looks like graphene will be IBM’s answer to this dilemma and with good cause. Not only is it much faster, but IBM used the same silicon fabrication techniques in order to make it. This removes a major hurdle to transitioning to graphene.
ATI and Samsung have teamed up to show a new multi-display monitor that consists of three or six smaller displays attached together. The SyncMaster MD230 is the massive display you’re looking for, and Samsung has teamed up with ATI for this incredible setup. To use such a setup, you need a graphics card that carries ATI’s Eyefinity tech.
The SyncMaster MD230 will be a collection of either six or three LCD panels, each with a thin bezel that will be attached together. Each screen will be running at 2560 x 1600, which will give you a grand resolution of twelve times 1080p.