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AMD's Shanghai Chips Revealed [CPUs]

AMD's Shanghai Chips Revealed [CPUs]

The rat race continues: Shanghai will be 45nm, have up to 12 cores, include the long awaited Hypertransport 3.0 for socket-to-socket and southbridge communication, and can emulate quad channel memory. For more: [DailyTech]

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NASA's 2009 Cryosphere Video Is Really Cool, Literally

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjAXoETeVIc[/youtube] Check Out the Video in the post Above. Did you know that there is something called "cryosphere" on this little blue gem called Earth? I didn't. And I didn't know that seeing it animated from thousands of satellite high definition photog

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The Entangled Light Emitting Diode

The Entangled Light Emitting Diode

I don't know when optical quantum computers are going to arrive, but I sure hope they look like this crazy Toshiba visualization of an Entangled Light Emitting Diode. This new LED type could finally make practical quantum computers possible.According to Mark Stevenson—from Toshiba Research Euro

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Mighty Mouse Has One Less Gene, Lives 20% Longer

Mighty Mouse Has One Less Gene, Lives 20% Longer

Researchers have created a mightier mouse: By deleting a single gene from a mouse's genetic makeup, they've enabled it to suffer fewer age related ailments and live 20% longer. On humans, that'd be about 16 bonus years. So what exactly did those crazy scientists do? They bred mice with the "gene t

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Microsoft Announces InstaLoad, Batteries That Work Any Way You Insert Them

Microsoft Announces InstaLoad, Batteries That Work Any Way You Insert Them

Microsoft just introduced InstaLoad, a new battery technology that allows batteries to be placed in any direction without regard to positive or negative polarity. Meaning you can put a battery in however you want and it'll just work. It's genius. InstaLoad uses a new, patented contact design

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Dell's Inspiron Duo Is a 10 Netbook/Tablet Transformer

Dell's Inspiron Duo Is a 10 Netbook/Tablet Transformer

What, pray tell, is this? It's Dell's new Inspiron Duo, a 10" tablet that opens up and twirls its screen to transform itself into a netbook. Craziest of all? They're saying it'll be available before the end of the year. Dell showed off the crazy little guy, which runs Windows 7 Premium and packs

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Zune HD Is Real, Has Multitouch Web Browsing, OLED Screen and HD Video

Zune HD Is Real, Has Multitouch Web Browsing, OLED Screen and HD Video

Microsoft officially announced the Zune HD today, confirming the earlier rumors and fleshing out the hardware side a bit. It's clearly going to go head-to-head with the iPod touch, featuring multitouch and a web browser, but will its high-end media features be enough to dethrone the touch? The flas

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Samsung BD-P3600/P4600: Super-Slim, Wall-Friendly Blu-ray Decks

Samsung BD-P3600/P4600: Super-Slim, Wall-Friendly Blu-ray Decks

Samsung's latest two BD-Live Blu-ray decks are design conscious to the max—one is a wall-mountable 1.5-inches thin (BD-P4600) and the other is a low-profile, sleek tabletop deck (BD-P3600), and both stream Netflix and Pandora. Nice to see some creativity in the BD player z

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This Bridge Looks Like It Can Fly to Space

This Bridge Looks Like It Can Fly to Space

The Paik Nam June Media Bridge project—in Seoul, Korea—is more than a kilometer long (0.67 miles). It has museums, libraries, and shopping malls, but what it really needs are anti-gravity engines so it could fly to orbit.

Those ramps are not engines of any kind, however.(…)

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New technology that captures exciton particles could replace today’s solar cells

New technology that captures "exciton" particles could replace today's solar cells

Even the most efficient cell loses a lot of in the form of wasted heat. But the electron-like particles that photons emit as they enter the cells could be turned into electrical , solving the heat loss problem.

When photons, the particles of light,(…)

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Twin Bubble-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Pop Up in Abu Dhabi

Twin Bubble-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Pop Up in Abu Dhabi

Look at the giant bubble-wrap that’s going to encircle these identical 25-story towers. OK, OK, it’s actually a honeycomb screen that helps reduce cooling needs. The Abu Dhabi Investment Council sure is lucky to get such shiny, swank new headquarters.

Twin Bubble-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Pop Up in Abu Dhabi

In the nighttime view, it’s easier(…)

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Laser-Powered Helicopter Hovers for Hours

Lasers have recently shown they can down a UAV–but they can also keep the drones up in the air. LaserMotive has kept a 22-gram model helicopter hovering for hours at a time on just a few watts of power.

LaserMotive won $900,000 from NASA last(…)

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MIT’s Self-Assembling Solar Cells Recycle Themselves Repeatedly, Just Like Plant Cells

MIT's Self-Assembling Solar Cells Recycle Themselves Repeatedly, Just Like Plant Cells

Plants are extremely efficient converters of light into , setting the bar for researchers creating photovoltaic cells. A team of MIT scientists believe they’ve created a synthetic chloroplast that can be broken down and reassembled repeatedly, restoring sun-damaged cells.

While the leaves on a tree(…)

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