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Protecting the power grid: Advanced plasma switch for more efficient transmission

Inside your home and office, low-voltage alternating current (AC) powers the lights, computers and electronic devices for everyday use. But when the electricity comes from remote long-distance ...

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Generation of random numbers by measuring phase fluctuations from a laser diode with a silicon-on-in

Researchers have shown that a chip-based device measuring a millimeter square could be used to generate quantum-based random numbers at gigabit per second speeds. The tiny device requires little ...

Tue 24 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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2019 Honda Pilot offers family-friendly standard safety tech - Roadshow

A load of new equipment and a standard safety suite are worth the small price bump for this refreshed three-row SUV.

Tue 17 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Research alliance builds new transistor for 5nm technology

IBM, its Research Alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer ...

Mon 5 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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IBM integrates optics and electronics on a single chip

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Fri 14 Dec 12 from Gizmag

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New power amplifier design could double smartphone battery life

Cell phones have come a long way in terms of battery life, but lets be honest, there's still plenty of room for improvement. The very fact that we talk about using a phone for eight hours as ...

Tue 6 Nov 12 from Gizmag

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Caltech's chips survive laser armageddon thanks to self-healing powers

Although you are fairly unlikely to start zapping your gadgets with high-power lasers any time soon, scientists are already hard at work trying to make electronics immune to such cruelty. In ...

Tue 12 Mar 13 from Gizmag

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US military funds 'Mission: Impossible' vanishing devices

The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield, like the tape recorder that goes up in smoke in the "Mission: Impossible" television ...

Sat 8 Feb 14 from Phys.org

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"Unhackable" RFID chip to keep your credit cards safe

Radio frequency identification (RFID) chips have made cashless payments commonplace and opened the way to automatic inventory control. However, they've also made it possible for credit ...

Mon 8 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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Electricity and Light in One Chip

Silicon chips with both optical and electrical circuits could eliminate a bottleneck limiting supercomputer speeds. Today's computer chips are chunks of silicon that use electrical pulses ...

Fri 3 Dec 10 from MIT Technology Review

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