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  • Printing organic electronic devices with Lightscribe

    UCLA researchers figured out how print organic electronics on CDs and DVDs using Lightscribe.

    In the future, the researchers plan to further develop this idea by fabricating electronically active devices. They predict that the simple laser welding technique will serve as an important step toward patterning polymer-based organic electronics on a large scale. The technique could be used to pattern a variety of conducting polymer nanofibers in addition to polyaniline, and these polymers can be printed on many different substrates, including paper. Virtually any pattern can be printed, and the same image can be printed repeatedly on the same film in order to increase the contrast. Without the need for photoresists, masks, or post-processing treatment like many other techniques, the new method offers a one-step approach that could potentially have very wide implications.

    "Currently, this technique would be especially useful for manufacturing better conducting membranes, microfluidics, and all-organic electronic devices," Strong said.




  • Respecting Explorer's Heritage

    There are some valid points, but I don't mind the ribbon, and just hope it works better than the current Explorer, and doesn't crash and lock files all the time like it does now.

    As the author wrote, Microsoft does seem to be "hedging their bet", by enhancing the old complex UI while introducing Metro as the new.  Is there any other way to do it?  If Microsoft abandoned the 'files' centric view, how do I and everyone transition with our existing files?  Microsoft sells to businesses and IT, so they always have to think, how can I ensure that a business will migrate to a brand new metaphor in the middle of a work week, risk downtime and even loss of data if they aren't vigilent, and buy our OS?  I think they have to enable a transitional system, if they really expect businesses to move to Windows 8, and give the ecosystem time.  If the new UI is better, then people will build on it, and will just naturally move away from the old.

  • Cyborg insects

    "Using tiny stimulators near their antennae, electrodes implanted in their central nervous systems, or neuromuscular interfaces, researchers have found that it's easier to control insect's brains – and therefore, flight – than to build robotic insects from scratch."

    Why not cut out the middle man, and program plants and animals directly?  Cruel or symbiosis?

  • Paradigm shift? The quCPU is here.

    When it rains, it pours:  A digital, universal quantum simulator has been demonstrated that can in principle simulate any physical system http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-digital-quantum-simulator.html.

    Really?  It could simulate any physical system, efficiently? That's just unbelievable.  Imagine what this will do for physics.

  • Paradigm shift? The quCPU is here.

    @Ion Todirel: In 500 years we won't have to talk; we'll just directly upload and download thoughts.  Wink 


  • Paradigm shift? The quCPU is here.

    @magicalclick:  Yes, I've heard about that.  Sounds promising!

  • Paradigm shift? The quCPU is here.

    ,JoshRoss wrote

    Who needs qubits when you have a Q*bert? My @!#?@! mind should go on one of those shows about hoarding.


    Q*bert would be a perfect game to include in the first consumer game for a qc. Smiley  Except unlike the classic version, you would never be able to tell if he was alive or dead, or moved or didn't move, all your moves and the enemies' moves would happened simultaneously, and you wouldn't know who won or if it was over until you checked the score.  Everything would just be a blurry cloud except the scoreboard.  Wink

  • Paradigm shift? The quCPU is here.

    In other amazing news, researchers from Harvard have generalized the laws of reflection and refraction:

    "By incorporating a gradient of phase discontinuities across the interface [of a boundary between surfaces, such as the glass of a mirror and the air - RH], the laws of reflection and refraction become designer laws, and a panoply of new phenomena appear," says Zeno Gaburro, a visiting scholar in Capasso's group who was co-principal investigator for this work. "The reflected beam can bounce backward instead of forward. You can create negative refraction. There is a new angle of total internal reflection."

    Also, Korean researchers have made 3D OLEDs that have tiny prisms that direct different light to different eyes.  That would be much easier to do with the knowledge gained from the Harvard research above, and could be done at the nanoscale.  Then perhaps we could build a quCPU from those, and not have to cool the quCPU down to superconducting temperatures.


  • Paradigm shift? The quCPU is here.

    The first quantum CPU has been demonstrated by UCSB physicists.  Big Smile

    The quantum integrated circuit includes two quantum bits (qubits), a quantum communication bus, two bits of quantum memory, and a resetting register comprising a simple quantum computer. "Computational steps take a few billionths of a second, comparable to a classical computer, but the great power is that a quantum computer can perform a large number of calculations simultaneously," said Matteo Mariantoni, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics. "In our new UCSB architecture we have explored the possibility of writing quantum information to memory, while simultaneously performing other quantum calculations.

    "On the quantum von Neumann architecture, we were able to run the quantum Fourier transform and a three-qubit Toffoli gate –– key quantum logic circuits for the further development of quantum computing," said Mariantoni.


    Every programmer will have to learn quantum mechanics now.  We are going to need a new programming language.  Scared

  • nsquared seamless computing

    This was up on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/surface/archive/2011/08/30/nsquare-shows-a-vision-of-seamless-computing.aspx: