Around the world are carried out research on new technologies and materials to try to observe the famous Moore’s law. During the conference, SXSW 2014 a physicist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has proposed the idea of exploiting the orbits of electrons around the nucleus of an atom to generate the binary states 0 and 1. The technology, called orbital computing could allow the switch state of the orbit at a speed of 10,000 times greater than the switch state of a transistor.
Joshua Turner explained his theory, illustrating the operation of the transistor, the structure of atoms and the behavior of subatomic particles. The experiments carried out with the linear accelerator led the physicist to find a material that allows electrons to switch its state very rapidly increasing by a factor of 1.000 the speed of magnetic random access memory.
Another step forward was achieved with the display of the direction of rotation of the electrons within the magnetic field. A third innovation is the use of a laser at low power with which it is possible to induce a state change of the angular momentum of the electrons. With these three discoveries could realize a computer in which the change of state from 0 to 1 and vice versa can be speeded up with a laser without requiring huge power absorption to a higher switching speed, the greater the speed of calculation. Continue reading
Imagine opening Google Earth (or Google Maps) and enlarge any area of the planet to the point of being able to distinguish roads, houses and buildings. Imagine also that the ones shown on the screen at that point are not static photographs taken by satellite months or even years before, but one stream updated in real time , with a definition that we can distinguish the pattern and color of cars whizzing on the roadway.
Science fiction yes, at least for the moment the team of Skybox Imaging, however, has given a first demonstration of what could happen in the future. To understand just look at the short video attached below where you can see the silhouettes of planes landing on the slopes of the CapitalInternationalAirport in Beijing. I’m only 30 seconds, but enough to realize what you’re talking about.
Moving the view from the port meet the vehicles that travel the roads nearby the video was recorded December 30, 2013, with the help of the first micro satellite SkySat-1 launched into orbit by the company last year, which will be added (for a total of 24 units) between 2015 and 2016 . It is extremely small machines, 60x60x90 cm, with a weight of only 120 kg Continue reading
Sony is going to once again revolutionize the field of optical media, going well beyond what is allowed today by the Blu-ray format, able to accommodate up to 50 GB of data. This is thanks to a new standard, called Archival Disc , that as early as the summer of 2015 will allow you to save files on a single disc for up to 300 GB, further raising the limit in subsequent years to reach the first 500 GB and then the threshold of 1 TB.
In other words, as today’s content in a hard disk of large size can be saved on a disk from about 1 mm thick and with the same diameter of a conventional CD. An unthinkable until recently, made possible by the collaboration between the Japanese group and Panasonic.
The first area of application for media of this type may affect the distribution of the film in 4K resolution , the new standard that the film industry is preparing to introduce the diffusion of televisions Ultra HD, which for obvious reasons will occupy a far greater than is the case today with the films in 1080p format. Continue reading
Microsoft has announced the availability of the app Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8. After you have removed support for Windows, the company’s Menlo Park has finally released the mobile version for your operating system from Redmond, with almost two years of delay compared to the versions for iOS and Android, despite the agreements between the two companies Microsoft owns shares of Facebook and directly develops the ‘ main app for Windows Phone. The download is available now on the Windows Phone Store.
Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8 is pure messaging app, which allows only the sending and receiving of messages, attaching any digital photos and stickers. Thus lack the more advanced features, like the ability to make free calls, send messages to the telephone even if they are not friends on Facebook and record voice messages, functionality available on the iOS and Android versions. Continue reading
Facebook would be ready to get your hands on the Titan Aerospace. At a cost of 60 million dollars in fact Mark Zuckerberg would provide a new capability to be deployed in the challenge against Google, but in this case through a field quite different from what is usually based on users and advertising: the challenge will be in this case in the heavens.
The Titan aerospace is in fact a company that produces solar-powered drones sees the pictures. Their incredible feature is the ability to fly even the 5 consecutive years without ever landing all taking advantage of the large photovoltaic surface that covers the body of the drone the currents of the stratosphere and board intelligence developed to optimize the flight conditions of the drone.
The first step would be the “Solara 60″ one of the devices developed by Titan Aerospace, providing a fleet of 11 thousand units to fly over Africa and use this plot to bring elements of connectivity where it still has not been possible via cable or wireless bridges. Continue reading
U.S. researchers have developed a new device that could help in the future to prevent heart attacks or death. It is specifically a thin elastic membrane revolutionary to mount on the heart itself, can monitor heartbeats and automatically corrects any irregularities. It could be the new generation of pacemakers and could come to human hearts in the next ten or fifteen years.
For now, this membrane has only been tested on the heart of a rabbit and is formed by a network of sensors and elytroid, designed to be adapted over the heart beat and to do it perfectly. To create this innovation was made computed tomography of the heart of a rabbit to create a 3D model, and then the membrane was applied on the heart itself besides serving as pacemakers also works as an artificial pericardium, or the membrane covering the heart. Continue reading
If Apple’s environmental choices are not like, it’s better than some investors to sell their shares. He did not send for some to say, Tim Cook last weekend, in a question and answer session with shareholders of Cupertino. Node of contention a proposal by the national center for public policy research believes that Apple is pursuing the social and environmental objectives without adequately take into account the profit.
It is no secret at all: Apple has decided to become a reality more and greener and more than half a decade, Tim Cook pressed his foot on the accelerator in this direction. Not only all the data center of the group are now powered by renewable sources but soon the green energy will make his triumphal entry into all activities of the bitten apple branded. Meanwhile, Cupertino has committed itself formally to avoid the purchase of tantalum an essential metal for electronics from the war zones of the world, such as the Congo.
The national center for public policy research, a shareholder in Apple, however, has raised some doubts about this turning green so as to put forward a formal proposal for control, monitoring, and perhaps limiting sustainability policies desired by the leadership in California. We ask the company to be transparent about its involvement in business groups and organizations that are actively promoting environmentalism, rather than working to improve a return for shareholders. Continue reading
Microsoft would be pioneering a new way to distribute their services to the user, taking a step that would mark a historic turning point for the group in Redmond. The idea is in fact to distribute a free version of Windows 8.1 called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Although currently do not have details about, what is known is the fact that the group would be seriously considering this opportunity, thus aiming at low cost to extend the customer base that currently has the capacity software and services company .
The obvious and legitimate doubt is related to the monetization: How can monetize a free offer services based on that, to date, already struggling to monetize for themselves? The idea is to get a deal “free mium where 8.1 is the Windows install base and where the various services offered by Microsoft can become a front distributed for collecting forms of payment.
These applications include VoIP Skype cloud storage one drive streaming music to the Xbox the various applications Bing (with lots of advertising), the productivity of Office and more. Microsoft should therefore be to develop a “bundle” to offer that revolves around Windows 8.1, the cost of sales would be knocked down and the offer which would attract new market segments. Continue reading