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25 nm breakthrough paves way for smaller, faster chips

Moore's law looks set to continue with recent research that paves the way for 25 nanometer etching of silicon chips. According to the article: Today the smallest features on most computer chips are about 65...

Intel says to prepare for ‘thousands of cores’

For many years now the computer processor industry has been moving away from simply making faster cpus and instead has been focusing on making them more parallel. Instead of having one super fast cpu you...

Physicists tweak quantum force, reducing barrier to nano sized devices

The University of Florida today reports that scientists have reduced the Casimir force between two metal plates by changing the surface of the plates from a flat surface into a corrugated or comb-like structure. The...

Heliscope builds world’s fastest DNA sequencer

Technology Review reports that for just $1,350,000 USD you can have have the worlds fastest commercially available DNA sequencer, called the Heliscope. The machine developed by Helicos BioSciences takes just one hour to read...

Add air hockey to the list of things that computers can do better than humans

The Short: The EE Times reports that a computer has been built that can beat the world's best humans at the game of air hockey.  Check out this video of the air hockey robot putting...

Numenta Is Imitating Your Brain

Decent piece in BusinessWeek profiling Jeff Hawkins' startup Numenta. Numenta is building artificial intelligence that attempts to replicate the function of the human neocortex to solve hard problems. The software specializes in...

Manipulation of large dna strands with microhook and microspool

The Short: In this recent paper from Lab on a Chip it is revealed that researchers in Japan have developed two microtools for manipulating large strands of DNA such as an entire chromosome. Using...

The revolution in mass market DNA analysis is happening…

I just read the following post from the 23andMe company blog. The most interesting revelation here is the demonstration of how easy it is for a person to find a compatible organ...

The Fight to End Aging Gains Legitimacy, Funding

This article at Wired reports on the gaining acceptance of aging as a disease by society.  The article focuses on Aubrey De Grey and his Methuselah Foundation and notes their conference Aging: The...

Check Yourself for Genetic Abnormalities Wiki

Wired just setup a how-to wiki describing how to check yourself for genetic abnormalities. The wiki is pretty wimpy on details at the moment, but hopefully people will update it with more information...

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