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IBM Supercomputer Simulates 530 Billion Neurons & 100 Trillion Synapses

DARPA’s SyNAPSE program was announced in 2008, and it calls for developing an electronic neuromorphic machine technology, which is basically a brain simulation that scales to biological levels using cognitive computing architecture with 10 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses. These numbers are based on the number of estimated synapses

Self-Assembling Polymer Increases Hard Drive Capacity Fivefold

Synthetic chemists have designed self-assembling polymers, which require heat in order to rearrange themselves. This technology has the potential of increasing hard drive storage capacity fivefold. The scientists published their findings in the journal Nanotechnology. Currently, information is stored by printing the 1s and 0s of binary data as magnetic dots onto

High-Energy Physicists Set New Record for Data Transfer

Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have set a new record for data network data transfer speeds. The international team of high-energy physicists, computer scientists and network engineers achieved a rate of 339 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is equivalent to four million gigabytes per day, roughly doubling last

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