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MIT is Trying to Unlock the Power of the "Hive Mind" Capturing the Crowd’s Intellect.

MIT is Trying to Unlock the Power of the "Hive Mind"

China Set to Release the World's Fastest Computer. The Fastest Computer in the World China just announced that they plan to release a prototype of an exascale computer by the end of this year.

China Set to Release the World's Fastest Computer

Just to put that into perspective, this computer would be capable of one quintillion (a billion billion) or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second. The machine would technically be classified as a ‘super-supercomputer.’ The enhanced supercomputer goes beyond any technological limits previously set by China. Researchers Create Self-Repairing Electrical Circuit. In Brief Scientists have fabricated a flexible electrical circuit that, when cut into two pieces, can repair itself and fully restore its original conductivity.

Researchers Create Self-Repairing Electrical Circuit

The circuit is made of a new gel that possesses a combination of properties that are not typically seen together: high conductivity, flexibility, and room-temperature self-healing.The gel could potentially offer self-healing for a variety of applications, including flexible electronics, soft robotics, artificial skins, biomimetic prostheses, and energy storage devices.The researchers also hope that, by combining supramolecular chemistry and polymer nanoscience, the resulting hybrid gels may provide a useful strategy for designing new self-healing materials. The paper was published in a recent issue of Nano Letters.

Meet the World's Smallest Computer. In Brief The team behind the computer have also come up with a fully autonomous system that can act as a smart sensing system.

Meet the World's Smallest Computer

Sensors are the input; radios are the output. Solar cells power the battery with ambient light, said the university report detailing the work and features of this computer. They use a 1mm2 solar cell producing 20nW. Quantum computing is "closer than you think" - it now it has an OS. Fixstars announces six-terabyte Solid State Drive. In Brief.

Fixstars announces six-terabyte Solid State Drive

Computers running at the speed of light made possible by ultra-tiny 'beamsplitter' In Brief Computer engineers at the University of Utah announced a breakthrough on Monday, potentially paving the way for supercomputers that process data thousands of times faster than they do now.

Computers running at the speed of light made possible by ultra-tiny 'beamsplitter'

Traditional computers process data by way of electrons, which travel through wired connections. But the engineers have developed an “ultracompact beamsplitter” that uses photons instead, creating light beams 50 times thinner than a strand of hair. And because the beamsplitter itself is so small, millions of them could fit on a single computer chip.Light is the only constant when it comes to measuring speed. Intel's New Storage Chip Is 1,000 Times Faster than Flash Memory. In Brief Intel and Micron have a new way to store data that they say is denser, tougher, and faster than the competition, and it's already starting production.

Intel's New Storage Chip Is 1,000 Times Faster than Flash Memory

Computer Chip Made of Nano-Materials Can Make Computers Run 1000x Faster. Skyscrapers A team of US engineers from Stanford have discovered that replacing silicon in conventional chips with nano-materials allows it to be stacked, instead of laying it out side by side, resulting in more efficient data processing.

Computer Chip Made of Nano-Materials Can Make Computers Run 1000x Faster

“When you combine higher speed with lower energy use, N3XT systems outperform conventional approaches by a factor of a thousand,” says researcher H. The Kurzweilian logic of exponential growth in the interconnected era. Forbes — September 30, 2015 | Dan Woods read original article here.

The Kurzweilian logic of exponential growth in the interconnected era

Now multicore chips can share memory more efficiently. In Brief In the first "fundamentally new approach to cache coherence" in over 30 years, MIT researchers demonstrate a new way to save shared cache in multi-core chips.

Now multicore chips can share memory more efficiently

Novel polarization forms promise to radically increase data speeds. China is Building the World’s Largest Hack-Proof Quantum Communications Network. In Brief China is set to complete the installation of the world's longest quantum communication network stretching 2,000km (1,240miles) from Beijing to Shanghai by 2016, say scientists leading the project. If all goes to schedule, China would be the first country to put a quantum communications satellite in orbit, said Wang Jianyu, deputy director of the China Academy of Science’s (CAS) Shanghai branch. By 2030, the Chinese network would be extended worldwide, the South China Morning Post reported. It would make the country the first major power to publish a detailed schedule to put the technology into extensive, large-scale use.The satellite would be used to transmit encoded data through a method called quantum key distribution (QKD), which relies on cryptographic keys transmitted via light pulse signals.

IBM Reveals TrueNorth, a New Kind of Chip That Behaves Like Brain Neurons. In Brief Those circuit boards in the photo above provided by IBM? They're simulating the digital equivalent of the brain of a small rodent -- 48 million artificial nerve cells. IBM has a “cognitive computing group” which has been working on these kind of neuromorphic chips for years, Wired revealed on Monday. The chip is called TrueNorth.TrueNorth promises to be able to run deep learning algorithms with considerably less electrical power than the current preferred solutions, such as GPUs and FPGAs. It’s hardware that’s specifically tuned for artificial intelligence, because TrueNorth mimics biological neural networks.The key to these chips is they might unlock powerful AI on a mobile device one day. Researchers Create Self-Repairing Electrical Circuit.

IBM Reveals TrueNorth, a New Kind of Chip That Behaves Like Brain Neurons. MIT deep-learning system autonomously learns to identify objects. The first layers of a neural network trained to classify scenes seem to be tuned to geometric patterns of increasing complexity, but the higher layers appear to be picking out particular classes of objects (credit: the researchers) MIT researchers have discovered that a deep-learning system designed to recognize and classify scenes has also learned how to recognize individual objects.

Last December, at the Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, MIT researchers announced the compilation of the world’s largest database of images labeled according to scene type, with 7 million entries. ‘Brainprints’ could replace passwords. Sarah Laszlo, an assistant professor of psychology, adjusting an EEG electrode (credit: Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University)photographer The way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace passwords, according to a study by researchers from Binghamton University, published in academic journal Neurocomputing. The psychologists recorded volunteers’ EEG signals from volunteers reading a list of acronyms, focusing on the part of the brain associated with reading and recognizing words.

Participants’ “event-related potential” signals reacted differently to each acronym, enough that a computer system was able to identify each volunteer with 94 percent accuracy, using only three electrodes. The results suggest that brainwaves could be used by security systems to verify a person’s identity. A computational algorithm for fact-checking. These charts map the “truth scores” of statements related to geography, history and entertainment. Correct statements appear along the diagonal, with color intensity indicating the strength of the score (credit: Giovanni Ciampaglia) Computers can now do fact-checking for any body of knowledge, according to Indiana University network scientists, writing in an open-access paper published June 17 in PLoS ONE.

Using factual information from summary infoboxes from Wikipedia* as a source, they built a “knowledge graph” with 3 million concepts and 23 million links between them. Neuroscientists create organic-computing ‘Brainet’ network of rodent and primate brains — humans next. Experimental apparatus scheme for a Brainet computing device. Ethereum Launches.

Witness the Launch of Ethereum: 'the World Computer' - Futurism. Executive Order: How America Will Build World's Fastest Supercomputer - Futurism. In 2016, Nvidia's Deep Learning GPU Will Have 17 Billion Transistors - Futurism. Newly Created Computer Works Like The Brain. A Primer on Computing's Exponential Growth and Where Tech Is Headed [Video] - Singularity HUB. We live in a time when our news feeds are packed with stories about technological advancements, scientific discoveries, and breakthrough innovations, so much so that it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all. Progress is moving so fast we enjoy only short periods of stasis before the next big thing is released. First computers recognized our faces, now they know what we’re doing.

Understanding the blockchain. When the Toaster Shares Your Data With the Refrigerator, the Bathroom Scale, and Tech Firms - Singularity HUB. The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than Us. The Future Of Technology Isn't Mobile, It's Contextual. You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. MIT Says Gallium Nitride Could Replace Silicon for Power Semiconductors - Futurism. Bioengineers Build Circuit Board Modeled On The Human Brain. A New Circuit Board Mimics Billions of Brain Synapses at Once. IBM produces first 'brain chips' Why IBM’s New Brainlike Chip May Be “Historic”

IBM Reveals Incredible New Brain-Inspired Chip. Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp. IBM Develops a New Chip That Functions Like a Brain - NYTimes.com. DARPA, IBM Neurosynaptic Chip and Programming Language Mimic the Brain. Intel's New Storage Chip Is 1,000 Times Faster than Flash Memory - Futurism. How Quantum Computing Will Change The World! Stanford engineers invent radical ‘high-rise’ 3D chips. IBM develops 'instantaneous' memory, 100x faster than flash.

The World's Thinnest Transistor is Just Three Atoms Thick. DNA Hard Drive Could Store Data For Millions Of Years. DARPA Aims to Create Software That Can Evolve Over 100 Years. DARPA's New Search Engine Puts Google in the Dust - Futurism. Can We Make the Hardware Necessary for Artificial Intelligence? 51 Percent Of Total Online Traffic is Non-Human. Google has developed a technology to tell whether 'facts' on the Internet are true - Futurism.