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19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans
19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. At school, Boyan Slat launched a project that analyzed the size and amount of plastic particles in the ocean’s garbage patches. Slat went on to found The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization which is responsible for the development of his proposed technologies. It is estimated that the clean-up process would take about five years, and it could greatly increase awareness about the world’s plastic garbage patches. + Boyan Slat

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Why Computing Won't Be Limited By Moore's Law. Ever In less than 20 years, experts predict, we will reach the physical limit of how much processing capability can be squeezed out of silicon-based processors in the heart of our computing devices. But a recent scientific finding that could completely change the way we build computing devices may simply allow engineers to sidestep any obstacles. The breakthrough from materials scientists at IBM Research doesn't sound like a big deal. In a nutshell, they claim to have figured out how to convert metal oxide materials, which act as natural insulators, to a conductive metallic state. Even better, the process is reversible. Shifting materials from insulator to conductor and back is not exactly new, according to Stuart Parkin, IBM Fellow at IBM Research. And that's huge. Power On… And On And On And On… When it comes to computing — mobile, desktop or server — all devices have one key problem: they're inefficient as hell with power. Enter the IBM researchers. The implications are clear. Moore's Law?

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How a Handful of Countries Control the Earth's Most Precious Materials To see a list of the raw materials that comprise a cell phone or a computer is to burrow to the planet's core. Some of the names are familiar -- gold, tin -- while others sound as exotic as the places from which they come -- tantalum, indium. As our gadget dependency grows, so does our appetite for these bits of Earth. In fact, demand for the 14 most-critical minerals for today's electronic technologies may as much as triple over the next 20 years, according to the European Commission. Myriad factors -- volatile markets, low substitution rates, export restrictions -- make some materials more precious than others. Charts reflect each country's officially reported share of global production, based on latest available data compiled by the European Commission. Canada: Lithium batteries account for roughly 20% of the cobalt used today, but portable battery usage is expected to rise sharply over the next decade, especially with the emergence of electric vehicles.

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Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment | Technology | The Observer Almost without noticing it, our world crossed a significant threshold last week. Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed into law a bill that will allow driverless cars on to his state's roads from 2015. Insofar as most people noticed this event at all, they probably sniffed derisively. Governor Brown signed the bill at Google's HQ in Mountain View. At the ceremony in Mountain View, Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, announced the company's intention to bring autonomous vehicles to the market in five years. Ignore the evangelism for a moment and think about what Google has achieved. This isn't just about cars, by the way. So where did the jobs go? You don't have to subscribe to techno-utopian dreams such as Ray Kurzweil's idea of the technological "singularity" – the point at which artificial intelligence (AI) surpasses human intelligence – to see that Brynjolfsson and McAfee might be on to something.

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'Quantum Internet': Towards realization of solid-state quantum network ( —Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have managed to bring two electrons, three meters from each other, into a quantum- entangled state. This result marks a major step towards realizing a quantum network that can be used to connect future quantum computers and to send information in a completely secure way by means of 'teleportation'. The results have been published online on April 24 in Nature. Entanglement is arguably the most intriguing consequence of the laws of quantum mechanics. When two particles become entangled, their identities merge: their collective state is precisely determined but the individual identity of each of the particles has disappeared. Entangled states are interesting for computers as they allow a huge number of calculations to be carried out simultaneously. Prof. Entanglement over a distance of three metres Co-financed by the FOM Foundation and in cooperation entity. TeleportationThe next step for the research is the teleportation of electrons.

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The computer that never crashes - tech - 14 February 2013 A revolutionary new computer based on the apparent chaos of nature can reprogram itself if it finds a fault OUT of chaos, comes order. A computer that mimics the apparent randomness found in nature can instantly recover from crashes by repairing corrupted data. Dubbed a "systemic" computer, the self-repairing machine now operating at University College London (UCL) could keep mission-critical systems working. Everyday computers are ill suited to modelling natural processes such as how neurons work or how bees swarm. Today's computers work steadily through a list of instructions: one is fetched from the memory and executed, then the result of the computation is stashed in memory. He and UCL's Christos Sakellariou have created a computer in which data is married up with instructions on what to do with it. Each system has a memory containing context-sensitive data that means it can only interact with other, similar systems. It doesn't sound like it should work, but it does. Recommended by

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