Tag Archive for: Science

Stuff from Tokyo

It’s been a little quiet on the blog because I spent the last three weeks in Asia.  There’s some electronics enginerd stuff coming next week.  Until then, I hope you’ll excuse this rare off-topic post.  While in Tokyo I saw a number of awesome things and thought I’d share 2 of them:  ASIMO at the Miraikan Museum and  a dinner show at the Robot Restaurant.  Click Read More to check out some pictures and videos. Read more

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One million ARM cores to simulate brain at Manchester

The lead hardware designer of both the original ARM core and the BBC Micro Computer,…

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Space Shuttle Infographic

    A long time fan of the NASA Space program, the last shuttle going…

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NASA Space Shuttle Owner’s Workshop Manual Book Review

        Over at Universe Today, there is a review of the…

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IBM’s 2010: 5 for 5

From the company that brought us, “There is a worldwide need for no more than 5 computers”. IBM is announcing 5 Innovative Technologies we will see over the next 5 years.


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EDN: ICs could run on heat waste

Joseph Heremans and Roberto Meyrs at the Ohio State University have been studying materials that could be used to turn heat from ICs into electricity. The research is focused on thermo-electricity and spintronics. In theory, this could mean mutual benefits to heavy processing: more effective heat removal from processors while generating the electricity they need to operate. Read more

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EW: True Random Numbers from a handful of gates

Random numbers are a relative concept. In general, random numbers used in digital…

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Lighting up fiber with Darkness

Electronic communications systems are made up of three basic components: a transmitter,…

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