Will combat vehicles use urine for fuel?

A team of Army researchers did not set out to prove that human pee could fuel U.S. military vehicles and bases in the future – but their unexpected urine discovery could transform how the armed forces get energy in the field.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/19/will-combat-vehicles-use-urine-for-fuel.html

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Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives

Spinning drives could continue to offer a better price per GB for another decade.

The post Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257352-western-digital-reveals-mamr-technology-allow-40tb-hard-drives?source=Computing

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What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/what-twitters-280-character-limit-could-mean-for-president-trump-and-us-politics.html

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20TB Hard Drives Will be Made of Glass

Hard drive capacities could grow to 20TB by 2020, though hitting these drive sizes will require a rethink of the platter technology used in today’s 3.5-inch drives.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255048-20tb-hard-drives-made-glass-substrates?source=Computing

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NAND Memory Caches Could Slash Data Center Power Consumption

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A new method for building database caches from NAND could offer equal or better performance as DRAM, with a fraction the cost, power consumption, and dissipated heat.

The post NAND Memory Caches Could Slash Data Center Power Consumption appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254898-nand-memory-caches-slash-data-center-power-consumption-improve-performance?source=Computing

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Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business

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A new offer from Bain Capital and Apple could snap up Toshiba’s NAND flash memory business — and the struggling company badly needs the uplift.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254829-bain-apple-swoop-last-minute-bid-toshibas-nand-flash-business?source=Computing

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Gene editing breakthrough could pave way for pig-to-human organ transplants

Scientists have harnessed gene-editing technology to eliminate viruses in pigs that could be harmful to people, potentially laying the foundations for pig-to-human organ transplants.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/gene-editing-breakthrough-could-pave-way-for-pig-to-human-organ-transplants.html

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MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portable

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Having a neural network locally on your mobile device could be hugely beneficial, and it may be possible thanks to research from a team at MIT.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/252689-mit-research-make-neural-networks-portable?source=Computing

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MIT Develops 3D Chip That Integrates CPU, Memory

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A new type of chip manufacturing could one day lead to designs that stack CPU and logic in the same 3D structure, drastically improving performance.

The post MIT Develops 3D Chip That Integrates CPU, Memory appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252007-mit-announces-breakthrough-3d-chips-integrate-memory-cpu?source=Computing

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Your drone may soon have to ID itself to officials while it's in the sky

The FAA is could implement a system that allows officials to ID a rogue drone from a distance, while it’s still in flight. The system would give offer more flexibility regarding what action to take, depending on the circumstances.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/03/your-drone-may-soon-have-to-id-itself-to-officials-while-its-in-sky.html

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Russia may launch the brightest 'star' in the sky

Russia is set to launch potentially the brightest artificial object in the night sky, which could outshine everything except for the Moon, starting next month.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/russia-may-launch-brightest-star-in-sky.html

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Nearly 25 Percent of Windows Users Will Switch to Mac Within 6 Months: Survey

A new survey is claiming that up to 25 percent of the PC market could switch to Apple within the next 6-24 months, but data from independent analysis firms doesn’t back up that conclusion.

The post Nearly 25 Percent of Windows Users Will Switch to Mac Within 6 Months: Survey appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251869-survey-claims-25-windows-users-will-switch-mac-within-six-months?source=Computing

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