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Fabric Dipped In Carbon Nanotubes Could Be Turned Into Wearable Batteries

Fabric Dipped In Carbon Nanotubes Could Be Turned Into Wearable Batteries

Wouldn't it be great if we could recycle all those old clothes lying in the back of our wardrobes, turning them into flexible batteries? By dipping fabric into an ink comprised of carbon nanotubes, their electrical properties are transferred over. It's being worked on by some Stanford Universi

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Immaculate Creation: Birth of the First Synthetic Cell

Immaculate Creation: Birth of the First Synthetic Cell

For the first time, scientists have created life from scratch – well, sort of. Craig Venter's team has made a bacterial genome from smaller DNA subunits and then transplanted the whole thing into another cell. What did Venter's team do? The cell was created by stitching together the genome

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The BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: 10 Things You Need to Know

The BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: 10 Things You Need to Know

The BlackBerry tablet is here, and it looks astoundingly nice. Nicer than anybody expected it to be. Here's what you need to know about the PlayBook, in 10 easy steps. It's a 7-inch tablet with a 1024x600 screen that weighs 0.9 pounds Meaning it's smaller and lighter than the iPad, with a more p

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Does TraceMonkey kick Firefox into turbo mode?

Does TraceMonkey kick Firefox into turbo mode?

Over the past few days I’ve been hearing a lot about Mozilla’s new and improved JavaScript engine codenamed TraceMonkey. This new scripting engine hopes to bring JavaScript up to speed with natively-compiled code rather than be stuck in the slow lane like other interpreted coding languages. But

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What's It Like To Stand On the Water Cube's High-Dive Platform?

What's It Like To Stand On the Water Cube's High-Dive Platform?

Full-screen this beautiful high-res panorama cooked up by the New York Times's top-notch interactive graphics folks and find out. [NY Times via Kottke]

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The New BlackBerry OS 6.0: Video and Details

The New BlackBerry OS 6.0: Video and Details

RIM has released the following video showing off BlackBerry OS 6.0: [HTML1] After reviewing the new devices we saw yesterday—the Blackberry Bold 9650 and the Pearl 3G—RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis revealed what we've been waiting for at this year's WES: BlackBerry 6.0. Updated: Video! It's been

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Aria Headed for HTC’s Home Turf Taiwan

Aria Headed for HTC’s Home Turf Taiwan

Since its announcement, the HTC Aria has been seen as a device exclusive to America through AT&T, but it’s looking to pack its bags and take a trip to Taiwan. FarEasTone – one of the bigger carriers over there – will be holding the device starting tomorrow. It’s not packing the most

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Refreshed GPS-Centric HTC Touch Cruise Tracks Your Every Move

Refreshed GPS-Centric HTC Touch Cruise Tracks Your Every Move

HTC is updating the nav-focused Touch Cruise, which now features a new active-geotagging app called Footprints, which can easily stamp your location on notes, audio clips and photos. Aside from footprints, also new over the original cruise is a redesigned case, Touch Flo, and forthcoming U.S.

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E-MU Pipeline Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver Lightning Review

E-MU Pipeline Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver Lightning Review

The Gear: E-Mu's Pipeline low-latency wireless music system, which lets you cut the cord on your guitar-and-amp rig for about $200, or add portable wireless connections to your home sound system. The Price: Each module costs $100, and you need at least two to make things happen, so you're looking a

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World’s Smallest Laser Paves Way for 100 Terahertz CPUs


Technically, it’s not a , but something called spaser. Instead of photons, it uses plasmons, a particle only 44 nanometers across. It could push CPUs’ speeds to hundreds of terahertz, according to Mark Stockman, professor of at Georgia State:

The spaser works about a thousand times faster than the fastest transistor, while having the same nanoscale size. This opens up the possibility to build ultrafast amplifiers, logic elements, and microprocessors working about a thousand times faster than conventional -based microprocessors.

This new method treats light in a different way than traditional optical CPUs, which are “difficult to miniaturize because you can’t contain photons in areas smaller than half their wavelenght.” In other words: Optical CPUs won’t fit in current electronics. Plasmonic devices, on the other side, can concentrate these nanoparticles in spaces similar to current . [Technology Review]

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