mercredi 30 janvier 2013

Re: FINAL NOTICE!!!

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samedi 26 janvier 2013

MIT Scientists Achieve Molecular Data Storage Breakthrough

From ACM TechNews:
MIT Scientists Achieve Molecular Data Storage Breakthrough
TPM Idea Lab
(01/23/13) Carl Franzen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a method for storing data on individual molecules at room temperature, which could lead to a 1,000-fold improvement in storage density. The method was demonstrated on a type of "supramolecule," which was created by binding graphene molecules to zinc atoms. "Each molecule is around one nanometer in dimension and hence this will let us achieve storage as high as 1,000 terabytes per square inch," says MIT's Jagadeesh Moodera. The researchers were able to get the molecules to store binary data by placing them between two electrodes, which were used to change the conductivity of the molecules between two states, representing the 1 and 0 of binary code. “The idea here is to be able to have more and more information available in your portable pocket device,” says MIT's Karthik Raman. “Hence if such a work can make it to technology, with the existing size of our portable device we can store 1,000 times more information in the form of documents or music or high quality video files.” The researchers believe their work could eventually lead to quantum computing and quantum bit memory.

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http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/mit-scientists-achieve-molecular-data-storage-near-room-temperature.php

lundi 21 janvier 2013

Facebook Shatters the Computer Server Into Tiny Pieces

Wired News (01/16/13) Cade Metz

Facebook hardware guru Frank Frankovsky is developing a blueprint for a new type of computer server that enables the user to add or remove the processor.  "By modularizing the design, you can rip and place the bits that need to be upgraded, but you can leave the stuff that's still good," Frankovsky says.  The server design is part of the Open Compute Project, which aims to significantly reduce the cost and the hassle of maintaining and upgrading computer servers.  "[The Open Compute Project] is about empowering the user to take control of infrastructure design," Frankovsky says.  The modular processor specification is an extension of earlier hardware design open sourced by Facebook.  The common slot used by Intel and AMD processor sockets is based on the PCIe connector used in existing servers.  "We want to better match how the software is going to exercise the hardware," Frankovsky says.  Facebook also has open sourced two other server designs.  One is the latest version of the Facebook Web server, and the other is the company's first custom-built database server.  Both systems are designed to reduce costs by stripping the hardware to the bare essentials, not using a hard drive, and running entirely on flash memory.
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/01/facebook-server-pieces/

lundi 14 janvier 2013

Why Do Entrepreneurs Innovate Better Than Managers?

Posted by samzenpus on Sunday January 13, @12:01PM  from the coffee-is-for-innovators! dept.

"New research from MIT suggests that entrepreneurs innovate better than managers not because they try more often but rather because when they do try they apply more of their available brainpower to the task. 'We found, somewhat surprisingly, that managers and entrepreneurs did not differ in the probability with which they would undertake explorative (potentially innovative) courses of action. But when entrepreneurs did select explorative tasks, they used both the left and right sides of the frontal cortex of their brain whereas managers only used their left parts of the frontal cortex,' says the lead researcher, MIT Sloan School of Management Visiting Prof. Maurizio Zollo. This is an important difference, he notes, 'because the right side of the frontal cortex is associated with creative thinking, involving to a larger extent emotional processes, whereas the left side is associated with rational decision-making and logic.'"

samedi 12 janvier 2013

Smartphones Make Identifying Endangered Animals Easy

New Scientist (01/10/13) Hal Hodson 

Harvard University researcher Walter Scheirer has developed a smartphone-based machine-vision system that automatically recognizes and counts specific animals. Scheirer says the system could help biologists make quicker, more accurate judgments about the health of fragile ecosystems. Although automated camera traps are already in use, they are not selective enough. "Right now, we have to manually go through every photo to identify species and separate photos of interest from false photos," says Princeton researcher Siva Sundaresan. The system starts by scanning the environment for objects that could be the animals it is looking for. It looks for pixel clumps that are new to the scene, then studies them to determine whether they represent any of the animals it has been trained to recognize. The algorithms analyze the content of each frame and look for patterns of pixels that identify the animal. Testing has shown the system can distinguish between three different species of ground squirrel 78 percent of the time. Scheirer says the goal is to develop an inexpensive, easy-to-use system that can automatically detect animals in any environment.