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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences reports that the world's first experimental quantum communication satellite is running well and that the official experiments will start in November, when all the in-orbit tests have been completed. The news came on the heels of the 2016 Cambridge Wireless Technology & Engineering Conference .
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.
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
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
Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises some 30% of the human population at any one time, is now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee which reveals the secret war of Staphylococcus aureus on competitive bacteria.
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.
As Alien Vault holds its webcast on BFA’s (Brute Force Attacks) entitled "Keeping the Bots at Bay" with AlienVault USM, the UK company Context has strengthened its Cyber Advisory and Response teams. Time for all to check security strategies.
An economic, efficient, and environmentally-friendly technique for hydrogenation of graphene using visible light is developed by a team of researchers at Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Sweden. The findings are published in “Nature Communications”.
The Netherlands becomes the eleventh country to ratify the UPC (Unified Patent Court) Agreement of 29 Sep 2016 following France, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Sweden and Finland in implementing national legislation endorsing the UPC agreement. This needs to be officially ratified by at least 13 EU countries, including France, Germany and, as it stands, the UK, for the Agreement to take effect.
A team of researchers from Solar Energy Institute at UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) are developing a system that allows the storage of energy in molten silicon - the most abundant element in the Earth's crust. The system, which has been recently published in "Energy Journal" has patent pending status in the United States, and aims to develop a new generation of low cost solar thermal stations and becoming the innovative storage system for electricity and cogeneration for urban centres.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, US and Bernard L. Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines" as in a tiny lift, artificial muscles and miniscule motors.
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