Tagged: Computers

Video: Scientists create circuit board modeled on the human brain

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Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and a new way of understanding the brain. For instance, a chip as fast and efficient as the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions.  (more…)

Quantum reality more complex than previously thought

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Imagine you order a delivery of several glass vases in different colors. Each vase is sent as a separate parcel. What would you think of the courier if the parcels arrive apparently undamaged, yet when you open them, it turns out that all the red vases are intact and all the green ones are smashed to pieces?  (more…)

Print a working paper computer on an $80 inkjet

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Ink laced with silver nanoparticles could make it a reality, to the joy of hobbyists

“IMAGINE printing out a paper computer and tearing off a corner so someone else can use part of it.” So says Steve Hodges of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. The idea sounds fantastical, but it could become an everyday event thanks in part to a technique he helped develop.  (more…)

Microsoft Updates Core Windows 8 Productivity Apps: Mail, Calendar and People

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Microsoft is finally releasing an update for its built-in Mail, Calendar and People apps. The Mail app will support organizational functions like flagging emails and creating folders. The Calendar app will get a new look and meeting scheduling support. And the People app will sport a new command bar to make it quicker for you to navigate through your contacts.  (more…)