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Could modern, nanoscale vacuum tubes replace transistors?

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology think they may have a solution to this problem — one that involves returning to a very old technology to solve the problems of existing methods.Axel Scherer, could be key to improving transistor performance and lowering power consumption.

Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20KHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action

Meet the Megaprocessor: A 20KHz behemoth CPU you can actually see in action The Megaprocessor is a 16-bit design with four general-purpose registers, a program counter, a processor status register, and a stack pointer.The CPU’s transistor count comes out to 15,300, but much of this is also devoted to the LEDs.

How DNA data storage works, as scientists create the first DNA ‘RAM’

How DNA data storage works, as scientists create the first DNA ‘RAM’ Even more impressive, that data was stored in a quickly and easily accessible form, making it more akin to computer RAM, than computer storage.At the end of the day, DNA’s key special attribute it data storage density: how much information can DNA fit into a given unit volume?

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink Even more interesting is the fact that the company intends to execute a full node shrink at 7nm, rather than using a hybrid node.A quick word on “full node” versus “hybrid node.

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing Part of the reason a digital computer is more efficient than a human being is its transistors can fire with incredible speed — but so can our neurons.Similarly, we will eventually look back at the attempt to do learning operations with digital chips, including GPUs, as inherently unwise or even silly.

Scientists develop a laser version of 'Maxwell's demon,' get closer to quantum computing

Scientists develop a laser version of 'Maxwell's demon,' get closer to quantum computing The researchers who did it believe this development will be useful for quantum computing.What makes this relevant to quantum computing is that the power to manipulate individual atoms makes it possible to induce quantum gates, to see if they’ll scale.

Nanotubes rear their tiny heads again, this time as a stamp for electronic inks

Nanotubes rear their tiny heads again, this time as a stamp for electronic inks A team at MIT has developed a high-tech stamping process that involves a “forest” of carbon nanotubes, capable of printing electronic inks onto almost any surface, whether rigid or flexible.When densely packed, nanotubes can act as nanoscale print heads for electronic inks.

NASA develops new hell-resistant electronics for a mission to Venus

NASA develops new hell-resistant electronics for a mission to Venus It’s hard to think of Venus without thinking of that story, because it captures something essential about Earth’s “evil twin.Bradbury knew Venus would be an awful place to live, but he didn’t know how punishing conditions on Venus actually are.