Intel says it massively parallel Xeon Phi (center, below) will house "more than 60) cores, but word on the street is that 72 cores will be accessing the four in-package Micron Hybrid Memory Cubes (four on left and four on right) each containing four stacked memory die.
IBM's Watson is keeping up with the pack of Deep Learning search engines that use multi-input neural networks to find the hierarchical relationships in Big Data and turn it into actionable intelligence.
Both AutoDesk and Microsoft are hot on the trail of programming tools for "life"--ones that translate binary codes into DNA codes so as to configure living things to do what we want them to do. Microbial Robotics CEO (pictured) explains how open-source on the Linux model--will accelerate the field.
Programming synthetic viruses and bacteria by their DNA sequence could enable engineers to address problems that today must be done with toxic chemicals. But to create an industry from an idea takes more than independent scientists working alone in their separate labs.
Insects swarming around your house? Check them closely, you may be on some agencies "close observation" list, making even outdoor conversations each to overhear. Or even better, if trapped in a building collapse yell help to every insect you see--it may be searching for survivor: R. Colin ...
The heart-on-a-chip worked so well that the researchers now think they can differentiate skin stem cells into any organ--maybe even build "spare parts" for patients when their "original equipment" wears out!
Researchers at the University of California have created a heart-on-a-chip that will be followed by a liver-on-a-chip, lungs-on-a-chip, spleen-on-a-chip, until they have all human organs on a single wafer connected by microfluidic channels carrying blood.
Sensor hubs and HD microphones are becoming essential to smartphones and many other wearables and IoT devices. Bosch has met the challenge with sensors with their own hubs and subsidiary Akustica has added ultra-small HD mics to the mix.
Black Phosphor is a 2D material with advantages over graphene, including a variable bandgap and other photonics characteristics.
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