You play one plucky pixel in a mission to MAKE LOW-RESOLUTION SHAPES! Except for other pixels getting in the way, no one can stop you!
The only controls are the arrow keys. You control the blue pixel. Every other pixel is played by another human, and you can see their score by mouse-overing. That’s about it, really.
I played Swarmation for about five minutes before I was suddenly overwhelmed with a feeling of pointlessness. It’s fun — and probably quite frustrating if you’re a competitive type — but it just wasn’t for me.
Compared to floating-gate NAND flash memory, charge-trapping NAND Flash memory is more scalable and has a simpler cell structure. It offers superior performance, faster read and faster programming speeds.
Elpida plans to start shipping samples of the 1.8V 4Gb NAND flash memory during the fourth quarter of 2010, will begin mass production during the first quarter of 2011, and is developing 2Gb and 1Gb density products in addition to its 4Gb products. Spansion will ship samples in the first quarter of 2011 and will begin production in the second quarter of 2011. Both companies are also developing 3.0V products and plan to develop 1Gb, 2Gb, and 4Gb products. To satisfy customer demands, we are developing a full lineup of our NAND flash memory.
While we admire the impulse to best your South Korean neighbor and build the world’s thinnest X (in this case, the world’s thinnest full LED LCD TV bezel), you can’t help but notice the base at the bottom where all the components that used to be in the back have been crammed seems to grow ever larger with each passing tradeshow. Still, LG’s LEX8 8.8mm thick LCD is impressively thin and the picture quality, thanks to that localized “Nano LED” dimming, is stellar. Hit up the gallery for a requisite thickness comparo with an iPhone — next year we’re just gonna pack some razor blades for comparison shots.
Researchers at Cambridge University have recently published a paper on their new type of WORM (write once read many) memory which is even more low powered than the ones that came before it. The new electron-only design of the memory is solution processed, making it low cost as well as it requires no lithography. The device, using ZnO semiconductor nanoparticles to inject electrons into a polymer which is capable of conducting. The electrons are then used to program the memory by permanently lowering the conductivity of the polymer, producing insulation. This result is far lower power densities than previously recorded, by orders of magnitude. The research team believes that it can make further improvements to the device as they continue to work.
It’s a beautiful combination, really — lower power consumption, and support for high bandwidth applications. That marriage is evident in Samsung’s newest Wireless USB chipset, which was built around Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology and designed to enable high-def streaming between a mobile host device and a tethered device for viewing. According to Sammy, the two-chip solution will be aimed at cameras, camcorders, TVs, PCs, tablets, beam projectors, portable HDDs, Blu-ray players and handsets, and given that it can handle a theoretical high of 480Mbps with an average power consumption of less than 300mW, even the weakest smartphone battery should be able to stream at least a single episode of Family Guy to the tele. Mum’s the word on who all will be lining up to adopt this stuff, but since it’s slated to hit mass production in Q4, we’d say those details should be worked out right around CES 2011.
Moreover, unlike flash memory silicon-oxide chips wouldn’t need to hold a charge and it’s perfectly suited to be arrayed in 3-D structures that can further help cram more switches onto a given switch, meaning chips get more memory for every nanometer of real estate. An Austin tech company is already testing a 1,000 memory element chip in collaboration with Yao and his colleagues at Rice. If the technology doesn’t hit any serious obstacles, single chips with memory comparable to today’s high-capacity disk drives could be a reality in just five years.
The firm behind the GM Atlantic Salmon, Aqua Bounty, says its fish are normal but for the fact they grow up to three times more quickly.
As a result, the AquAdvantage Salmon reach a market weight of around 3kg (6.6lb) in 16-18 months instead of the three years for farmed fish. In theory, they would reach around 6kg after three years, which would be double the size of most natural salmon of the same age.
The growth is speeded up by the insertion of two genes, one linked to the production of growth hormone and a second to ensure growth continues even in very cold temperatures.
The technology allows fish farmers to produce many more salmon at much lower cost, so boosting output and profits.
“We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain with a device that has promise for long-term use in paralyzed patients who cannot now speak,” says Utah assistant professor of bioengineering Bradley Greger.
It’s a chicken-and-egg problem that’s concerned biologists for decades: how did the basic biochemicals of life appear before the biological catalysts needed to form them had come into existence?
But a US team believes it’s found the answer – another type of catalyst which could have jumpstarted metabolism and life itself, deep in hydrothermal ocean vents.
The individual reactions of these new molecular structures in converting sunlight are about 40 percent efficient, or about double the efficiency of today’s best commercial solar cells. Theoretically, the efficiency of the structures could be close to 100 percent, he says.
But the concentration of the structures in the solution is currently low, reducing overall efficiency. The team is now working on increasing the concentration.
Compania de dezvoltare imobiliară Metropolitan Capital Group pregăteşte un proiect imobiliar ce va cuprinde 170 de locuinţe pe structură de oţel a căror preţ variază între 21.012 euro, pentru o garsonieră, şi 35.800 de euro, fără TVA, pentru un apartament cu trei camere. Compania nu cere bani în avans, ci doar la finalizarea proiectului ce va fi amplasat în Mogoşoaia, potrivit organizatorilor târgului imobiliar tIMOn, evenitment în cadrul căruia va fi lansat proiectul Casa Felice.
Proiectul, format din şapte blocuri de mici dimensiuni, este deocamdată
doar pe hârtie, dar dezvoltatorii susţin că ansamblul va fi finalizat în
maxim trei luni de la începerea lucrărilor, programate pentru 15
septembrie 2010. Construcţia va fi realizată exclusiv din banii
Baumatic, una dintre cele mai dinamice companii de pe piaţa locală de electrocasnice încorporabile, va prezenta în cadrul BIFE – Târgul Internaţional de mobilă, prima plită cu gaz cu Touch Control din România.
Folosirea regulată a aţei dentare contribuie la prevenirea instalării bacteriei Streptococcus, care poate fi foarte periculoasă dacă intră în fluxul sangvin. Astfel, perierea regulată a danturii şi utilizarea aţei dentare pot fi o corvoadă uneori, dar ar putea să salveze viaţa, spun autorii acestui studiu, cercetătorii de la Universitatea din Bristol, citaţi de Mediafax.
Deşi bolile gingiilor au fost mult timp suspectate a fi cauzatoare de maladii cardiace, cercetătorii nu cunoşteau mecanismul din spatele acestui fenomen. Autorii noului studiu susţin, însă, că un mecanism de autoapărare al microbilor din gură este vinovat de acest lucru.
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