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Beyond Moore’s Law

From the use of nanoscale materials for flash memory to making new designs for transistors, the amazing advances in computer technology have largely been made possible by Moore’s Law. But it can’t go on forever–or can it?
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    Expandable Silicon

    A new chip design could lead to cheaper solar panels, sensor networks, and flat-screen TVs.
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    A New Nanogenerator

    Researchers are experimenting with a novel nanowire material to power tiny biosensors and portable devices.
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    Virus-Built Electronics

    A new way to fabricate nanomaterials could mean batteries and solar cells woven into clothing.
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    IBM Attempts to Reinvent Memory

    A new type of memory using nanowires could be simpler, cheaper, denser, faster, and more reliable.
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    Novel Nanowires for Faster Memory

    Tiny phase-change wires could serve as a key element in next-generation memory.

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    A Breakthrough in Nanotube Transistors

    High-current transistors made from perfectly aligned carbon nanotubes show promise for use in flexible and high-speed nanoelectronics.
    New radio technologies could allow wireless handhelds to do more, and make updating cellular base stations quick and easy.
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    Nanowire Computing Made Practical

    Researchers have made efficient nanowire logic circuits that could be mass produced, slashing the size of transistors.
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    Bringing Light to Silicon

    Intel has announced a new type of silicon laser that can transfer data on a beam of light–and could make computers many times faster.
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    How to Burn a Three Terabyte CD

    A new nano-optical device can focus laser light tighter than traditional optics, which could lead to higher-density data storage.
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    Nanotube Ink

    Printable carbon nanotube patterns could find uses in flexible displays and RFID tags.
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    A New Spin on Computing

    Researchers have found a material that could allow the use of spintronics to make more-powerful computers.
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    Trying for a Terahertz Transistor

    A new transistor design aims to smash speed records.
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    Nanowire Transistors Faster than Silicon

    Advances in nanowires show they can be fast enough to use as ultrasmall transistors in cheap, high-performance electronics.
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    Logic from Chaos

    New chips use chaos to produce potentially faster, more robust computing.
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    An Enhanced Hard Drive for Your Media

    Hardware manufacturers are staving off storage limits by making bits stand rather than recline.
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    Intel’s New Strategy: Power Efficiency

    Spurred by competitor AMD’s rapid success, Intel is shifting its strategy toward more power-efficient microprocessors.
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    Carbon Nanotube Computers

    IBM researchers have made an important breakthrough: arranging nanotube transistors for complex circuits.
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    Getting Fiber to Homes Faster

    Circuits that integrate electronic and optical components might help spread the fiber revolution.
    This novel process might lead to purer silicon – and faster chips.
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    Small, Cheaper Flash Memory

    Freescale Semiconductor is using nanoscale materials to halve the size of flash memory and make it much less expensive.
    A single chip for wireless devices that’s multifunctional, more energy efficient, and space saving is in the works.
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    Your World on a Flash Drive

    New systems fit applications, data, and even entire operating systems onto USB flash drives.
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    Holograms Break Storage Record

    New technology has almost twice the storage density of a magnetic hard drive.
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    Instant-On Computing

    Chips based on magnetic nanoparticles could mean low-power, programmable logic.
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    DNA Building Blocks

    New pyramidal structures made out of DNA could be the basis of complex molecular devices.
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    IBM’s Nano Connection

    A novel approach could provide denser, less expensive nano memory.
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    Nano Antenna

    Gold nanospheres show a path to all-optical computing.
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    The Integrator

    Robert Noyce dreamed up the microchip in a 1959 notebook entry.
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    From the Lab: Nanotechnology

    A new lens allows optical microscopy down to 60 nanometers and faster plastic electronics – using an ink-jet printer.
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    Intel’s Breakthrough

    Its new silicon laser could add decades to Moore’s Law.
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    From The Lab: Nanotechnology

    From the world of nanotechnology, here are the latest publications, experiments, and breakthroughs, and what they mean.
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    Nanotech on Display

    South Korea’s Samsung leads the race to perfect flat-panel TVs built with carbon nanotubes. Will they be nanotech’s first commercial hit?
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    Nanotech’s First Blockbusters?

    Nanosys hopes to become the first successful nanotechnology company by blitzing the market with supercheap solar cells, faster and lighter computer displays, and supersmall lasers and sensors.
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