A SET (single electron transport) device works as electrons flow across the device from the "source" to the "drain." A region of silicon between the gates - called an "island" - is briefly used to store single electrons. Controlling the voltages of two gates, researchers can influence the electrons' movement, so that a single electron remains in the island, before tunneling into the drain. Repeating this process at a high rate, allows many electrons flow one at a time across the device, providing a source of current.
IBM throws its hat in the blockchain ring of supporters and announced a partnership with Tokyo-based SBI Securities . And as skeptics question how long it will take for emerging blockchain technology to make a dent in the financial technology market, several high-profile backers of the decentralised secure transaction platform claim it is poised to "rewire" financial markets.
Gaberlunzie loves maps, they expand knowledge and let you mentally travel through deserts, climb mountains and enjoy forests and deserts. Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of countries in relation to one another. In fact, many passionate cartographers take pride in creating maps that present relevant knowledge through a visual medium.
Browsing through the manufacturers top 100 companies, Gaberlunzie was delighted to discover that its not just a man’s game and
in fact there are 12 fabulous women who rank among the top 50 manufacturers with a further 5 appearing in the second 50.
Hunting for the gift for the person who has everything? How about a new, limited edition, made to order, GOLD drone. Those with the taste for opulence can now add a customised DJI Phantom 4 which comes adorned in a 24-carat gold-plating.
News that the Earlham Institute launches the first CyVerse-UK hub for ‘big data’ analysis, comes suitably on World Statistics day as Earlham Institute establishes the first UK dedicated HPC (high-performance computing) cluster for international data portal ‘CyVerse’ - providing free, open-source genome analysis for ‘big data’ research.
Scottish ministers have granted planning permission for a 19 turbine wind farm at Aikengall, despite the East Lothian council claiming that the 19-turbine wind farm in the south of Scotland would cause “unacceptably harm” to the landscape.
For those of you who remember that tomorrow is Trafalgar Day, Pivigo’s PhD CEO (below right) and astrophysicist Kim Nilsson would like to remind us that today is World Statistics Day, which celebrates the achievements of the global statistics community.
Findings of the latest Deloitte ‘Mobile Consumer Survey’ are that 37 million people in the UK now own a smartphone, and a more amazing statistic is that around a third of these mobile phone addicts admitted to waking up throughout the night to check their devices for messages, as well as reaching for the device as soon as they wake in the morning. Mobile devices have become an integral part of modern life that cannot be ignored. And time and attendance software developer UniqueIQ argues that the HR industries should be paying close attention.
Finland HQ Tieto, with more than 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries, a turnover of approximately €1.5 billion with shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm appoints an Artificial Intelligence as a member of the leadership team of its new data-driven businesses unit. Called Alicia T the AI is the first to be nominated to a leadership team in an OMX-listed company. AI will help the management team to become truly data-driven and will assist the team in seeking innovative ways to pursue the significant opportunities of the data-driven world.
Manufacturing in Livingstone, the California HQ optical components manufacturer Kaiam Corporation, which developed the LightScale1 platform, multiple channels of 10Gbps or greater integrated into a single package, providing a lower-cost solution for Data Center and Datacoms with best-in-class performance, has launched LightScale2
The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and made by engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd, has been installed on moorings at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney as part of site commissioning and testing. The 2MW SR2000 floating turbine was towed to site by Green Marine’s vessel the Green Isle. Leaving Kirkwall at 9am on 12th October it connected to its moorings on the Fall of Warness by 3pm. Adhering to engineering a low cost, low risk approach to their turbine solution: Scotrenewables completed construction and installation on site for the 2MW unit, including installation of the 500 tonne turbine itself, using locally available workboat vessels.
As Upsala University discovers graphene can be hydrogenated with light, China’s Tsinghua and Donghua Universities discover that feeding silkworms a diet of single walled carbon nanotubes and graphene produces silk derived from the silkworms and are a viable component to build into a new wave of wearable devices or tactical clothing. Time to farm spiders perhaps?
Given that the Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy stressed the importance of developing local cyber security talent, multinational business facilitator Naseba hosted a fun and engaging youth empowerment program named CyQ during the 2nd day of the 9th Cyber Defence Summit that concluded yesterday in Doha.
University of Huddersfield Institute of Railway Research (IRR) experts are working with engineering giant Siemens to develop an inexpensive and easily-fitted sensor that could turn virtually every rail vehicle into a track monitor, detecting and transmitting vital information about the condition of rails and rail bed throughout the network. Result would not only be improvements in safety and reliability, but also provide major efficiency gains and cost savings for network operators, plus improved ride quality for passengers.
Powerbox Sweden, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies has four decades of optimising power use for demanding applications. It now introduces two new board mounted DC/DC converters to power industrial and railway applications; the extra wide input, ultra high power density
Cambridge Wireless is to have a final pitch event for its Discovering Start-Ups 2016 competition, on Wednesday 19 October sponsored and hosted by Deloitte UK at 2 New Street Square, London. Ten finalists will pitch their disruptive technologies and business plans to a panel of 27 expert judges, that include leading tech-business executives and investors as ARM, Barclays, BT, Deloitte, Google, Oxford Capital, Samsung and UK Business Angels.
Drones can be used to locate earthquake victims, fight fires, save lives, go fishing, assess the extent of agricultural damage and take forest inventories. Almost every day new applications arise for them. But it is not just a matter of drones: In the future, unmanned systems will be changing the nature of transport on land and sea and CeBIT 2017 (20–24 March, Mon.–Fri.) will expand the drones showcase
A new service which harnesses the power of social media to provide journalists, financiers, sports fans and straight news junkies with an invaluable ‘glimpse into the future’ is officially being unveiled today.
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