Researchers build the world’s first 1,000-core processor
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Researchers build the world’s first 1,000-core processor

Researchers with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis have developed an energy-efficient KiloCore processor that, as the name implies, features 1,000 processing cores. Built by IBM, the KiloCore has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. Although built on a dated 32-nanometer manfuacturing … Continue reading

Accidental breakthrough could lead to batteries that last 400 times longer
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Accidental breakthrough could lead to batteries that last 400 times longer

The problem with modern rechargeable lithium battery technology – well, one of the many problems – is that over time, the materials on the inside become corroded which lessens their ability to hold a charge. While working to find a solid-state replacement for lithium, researchers at UC Irvine inadvertently stumbled upon a breakthrough that could change … Continue reading

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Researchers develop ultra-fast light-based microprocessor Researchers have for the first time successfully demonstrated a microprocessor that uses optical connections instead of traditional electrical wires to transmit data. Technology Review reports that researchers from MIT, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Colorado Boulder developed a prototype chip featuring more than 70 million transistors and … Continue reading

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Scientists develop printing technique that hides an image behind another

Scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a unique printing technique in which two images are printed in the same location. At any given time, one image is hidden and the other is viewable. To see the “hidden” image, you simply rotate the photo, thus hiding the original image and bringing … Continue reading

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Adults perform better on cognitive tests when their phone is near them, study finds

Smartphone addiction is a very real issue in today’s culture. Multiple studies and surveys indicate that millions of Americans claim they’d be lost without their mobile device but in reality, that’s just perception. How would adults hold up if they were actually separated from their mobile lifeline? A new study from a trio of researchers … Continue reading