A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Nano-engineered fracture-resistant cement could one day be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/fracture-resistant-cement-could-make-mile-high-skyscrapers-possible.html

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China seeks ultimate weapon of warfare

A research arm of the U.S. intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/30/china-seeks-ultimate-weapon-warfare.html

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Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line

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It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn’t hold out much hope that it’ll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward.

The post Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259127-move-graphene-ibm-expects-copper-interconnects-hold-cmos-line?source=Computing

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North Korea: Will mini nukes become an option for Trump?

In the Cold War era, the deterrence approach could be described as the bigger the nuclear bomb, the better. Are new mini nukes the right solution instead for today’s threat of a nuclear war?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/07/north-korea-will-mini-nukes-become-option-for-trump.html

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This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide.

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Organic Memristor Sets Records for Speed and Durability

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A new organic memristor design from an international team of scientists could finally make these components commercially viable.

The post Organic Memristor Sets Records for Speed and Durability appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/258134-organic-memristor-sets-records-speed-durability?source=Computing

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Taking the News Out of Facebook's News Feed Could Hurt Publishers


A new feature that Facebook recently has been testing in a handful of countries could hurt publishers everywhere if it should roll out globally. The feature removes users’ Liked pages from their main News Feed and aggregates them in a separate space called “Explore.” In the six countries where Facebook has been testing the idea, traffic to news outlets reportedly has dropped 60-80 percent. “Publishers should be terrified by this,” said John Carroll, a mass communications professor at Boston University.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84909.html?rss=1

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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.

The post 20TB Hard Drives Will be Made of Glass appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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.

The post Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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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