A while ago I posted “Newcomer: 2d sheet of MoS2 puts Graphene transistors in a corner, watch-out Silicon!”
“Combining these two materials enabled us to make great progress in miniaturization, and also using these transistors we can make flexible nanoelectronic devices,” explains Kis. The prototype stores a bit of memory, just a like a traditional cell. But according to the scientist, because molybdenite is thinner than silicon and thus more sensitive to charge, it offers great potential for more efficient data storage.
Being stranded home recovering from knee surgery should be a great opportunity to watch pending movies play games and generally laze out.. But fortunately I’m a geek. 😀
It’s worth it, I promise!
I use an app called Papyrus which I find much more valuable than the default S-Note from Samsung.
So now I can take notes and make the most creative tasks such architecture sketches on the go (which right now means either in Bed or on the Couch) translate those notes into actions using Mylyn+Bugzilla’s(I use the free provider www.bugheaven.com). And implement the actions at “speed of thought” using Mylyn’s contexts.
Another relevant tool is Google Drive, which empowers me to seamlessly move files between Phone and PC, like the one I drafted below while writing this post:
So yes, while Java is still only Java, I can see how technology helps itself out in a synergy that not only makes me more powerful but allows for newer, fast development of even more tech. Aren’t exponential times the best?
I just found a very interesting article, so interesting that I would like to share it with my friends.
“This device is a billion times more valuable per constant dollar than the computer I used as a student at MIT in the late ’60s. In 25 years, it will be the size of a blood cell. And it will be a billion times more powerful.” – Ray Kurzweil holding an iPhone – 2011 (link)
In a significant advance for brain-machine interfaces, engineers at Brown University have developed a novel wireless, broadband, rechargeable, fully implantable brain sensor that has performed well in animal models for more than a year. They describe the result in the Journal of Neural Engineering and at a conference this week.
(…)In the device, a pill-sized chip of electrodes implanted on the cortex sends signals through uniquely designed electrical connections into the device’s laser-welded, hermetically sealed titanium “can.” The can measures 2.2 inches (56 mm) long, 1.65 inches (42 mm) wide, and 0.35 inches (9 mm) thick. That small volume houses an entire signal processing system: a lithium ion battery, ultralow-power integrated circuits designed at Brown for signal processing and conversion, wireless radio and infrared transmitters, and a copper coil for recharging — a “brain radio.” All the wireless and charging signals pass through an electromagnetically transparent sapphire window.
(…)“These experiments showed that we have established a sophisticated, direct communication linkage between brains,” Nicolelis said in a statement. “Basically, we are creating what I call an organic computer.”
The rats were trained to press a lever when a light went on above it. When they performed the task correctly, they got a drink of water. To test the animals’ ability to share brain information, they put the rats in two separate compartments. Only one compartment had a light that came on above the lever. When the rat pressed the lever, an electronic version of its brain activity was sent directly to the other rat’s brain. In trials, the second rat responded correctly to the imported brain signals 70% of the time by pressing the lever.