Posts Tagged Under: silicon

New Type of Solar Panel Promises ROI in Just 2 Months

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Global energy demands are expected to soar by 2050, making it imperative that we tap newer, more efficient power sources as the planet’s fossil fuel reserves continue to run dry. The Sun is our #1 source of renewable, clean energy and researchers at Northwestern University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new way of harvesting it.

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Quantum Computing Makes A Leap Forward As Moore’s Law Approaches Expiration Date

On April 19th, 1965, Gordon Moore wrote a technical paper that predicted the increase of computing power. He initially observed that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since ICs had been invented, and he later perfected the law doubling time to two years.

This month, Moore’s Law turned 50. To this day his prediction holds true, but it might not reflect reality in a few years from now. The reason? Our need for ever-smarter computers requires that we rethink the way we build them, and perhaps even the way we operate them.

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