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Chilling molecules to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, the temperature at which they can be manipulated to store and transmit data in quantum computers, has proven to be a difficult challenge for scientists. At higher temperatures, molecules rocket around, bouncing into each other and exchanging energy. Any information a scientist attempted to store in such a chaotic system would quickly become gibberish. Now,… <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Photo: Flickr, CC Negawatts Strike Back The immensely popular LCDs screens that are found everywhere in the modern home (television, computer, laptop, cellphones, etc) use less energy than CRTs, the previous technology, but they are still far from being optimally efficient. Only about 8% of the light emitted by a LCD's backlight makes its way out, and the rest is wasted. But that might be about to change thanks to a new filter that could boost that efficiency by more than 400% and allow around 36% of the light to pass through.
Posted on February 6, 2010 by saya The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) has finally developed the stylish solar power glass after lengthy years of research. The system is constructed of rows of pyramid-shaped glass receptors, which will change their directions all the time to keep track of the sunlight. All the energy is stored in a small photovoltaic cell built in the center of each pyramid.
Yamazaki Yamazaki (No. 1) in a lab outside Tokyo, with a circuit he developed that is fabricated on a piece of glass; it will allow computer monitors to be no thicker than a pane of glass. Dan Winters Silverbrook Silverbrook (No. 2) in his laboratory at the company he co-founded, Silverbrook Research, in Sydney. Dan Winters Inventors From left, Leonard Forbes (No. 6), Salman Akram (No. 8), Warren Farnworth (No. 7), and Gurtej Sandhu (No. 5) in a clean-room environment at Micron's headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Dan Winters Gardner Gardner (No. 9) in Driftwood, Texas. He perfected chips for A.M.D. for 24 years and now does the same for his own company. Dan Winters
The technological singularity is the theoretical emergence of superintelligence through technological means. [ 1 ] Since the capabilities of such intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the technological singularity is seen as an occurrence beyond which events cannot be predicted. Proponents of the singularity typically postulate an "intelligence explosion", [ 2 ] [ 3 ] where superintelligences design successive generations of increasingly powerful minds, might occur very quickly and might not stop until the agent's cognitive abilities greatly surpass that of any human. The term was popularized by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge , who argues that artificial intelligence , human biological enhancement , or brain-computer interfaces could be possible causes of the singularity.