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Phase change memory breakthrough could lead to gigahertz-plus data transfers, make SSDs seem pokey

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Often considered the eventual successor to flash, phase change memory has had a tough time getting to the point where it would truly take over; when it takes longer to write data than conventional RAM, there's clearly a roadblock. The University of Cambridge has the potential cure through a...
Phase change memory breakthrough could lead to gigahertz-plus data transfers, make SSDs seem pokey

Faster networks anyone? IBM pops optics on conventional silicon chips.

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After a few years of effort, IBM says it has managed to make chips that have both conventional electronic parts on them as well as optical components all made using traditional chip manufacturing processes. As breakthroughs go, this one could herald faster bandwidth on broadband networks as well as inside...
Faster networks anyone? IBM pops optics on conventional silicon chips.

A solar startup aims to crank up solar power with efficient materials

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Raising money for solar technology manufacturing is tough these days. But a startup called Malachite Technologies hopes to break through with an idea to design equipment that can make a solar cell using super efficient semiconductor materials that can boost the solar energy generation of a panel. The company pitched...
A solar startup aims to crank up solar power with efficient materials

NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories

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We see a lot of sleek-looking technology pass through our doors, but it's rare that the inventions could be called beautiful by those who aren't immersed in the gadget world. We'd venture that North Carolina State University might have crossed the divide by creating an energy storage technology that's...
NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories

Stanford Ovshinsky

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US inventor whose work made an important contribution to data storage and the hybrid carWhen Stanford Ovshinsky, who has died aged 89, set up in a laboratory in Detroit at the start of 1960 with his second wife, Iris, he saw an opportunity to change the world. For the 50...
Stanford Ovshinsky
Write speeds for phase-change memory reach record limits

Silicene discovered: Single-layer silicon that could beat graphene to market

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Numerous research groups around the world are reporting that they have created silicene, a one-atom-thick hexagonal mesh of silicon atoms — the silicon equivalent of graphene.Since its discovery a few years ago, you will have heard a lot about graphene, especially with regard to its truly wondrous electrical properties. Graphene...
Silicene discovered: Single-layer silicon that could beat graphene to market
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