A circuit board from the Saturn V rocket, reverse-engineered and explained
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A circuit board from the Saturn V rocket, reverse-engineered and explained

Ken Shirriff writes on his blog: In the Apollo Moon missions, the Saturn V rocket was guided by an advanced onboard computer system built by IBM. This system was built from hybrid modules, similar to integrated circuits but containing individual components. I reverse-engineered a...

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Google Bristlecone, The Race To Quantum Supremacy
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Google Bristlecone, The Race To Quantum Supremacy

On Monday, March 05, 2018, research scientists from the Google Quantum Al lab whose goal is to build a quantum computer that can be used to solve real-world problems, presented their latest quantum processor called Bristlecone at the annual American Physical Society meeting in Los...

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IBM just unveiled the ‘world’s smallest computer’
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IBM just unveiled the ‘world’s smallest computer’

by Paul Miller @ theverge.com The computer is 1mm x 1mm, smaller than a grain of fancy salt, and apparently costs less than ten cents to manufacture. To be clear, the picture above is a set of 64 motherboards, each of which hold two of this tiny computer. IBM claims the computer has...

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ICECool – An Intra-Chip Cooling System That Is More Efficient
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ICECool – An Intra-Chip Cooling System That Is More Efficient

In the Moore’s Law race to keep improving computer performance, the IT industry has turned upward, stacking chips like nano-sized 3D skyscrapers. But those stacks have their limits, due to overheating. Researchers from IBM have solved this problem by developing an intra-chip...

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A 5nm GAAFET Chip By IBM, Samsung & GlobalFoundries
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A 5nm GAAFET Chip By IBM, Samsung & GlobalFoundries

In less than two years since making a 7nm test node chip with 20 billion transistors, scientists have paved the way for 30 billion switches on a fingernail-sized chip. IBM with its Research Alliance partners, GlobalFoundries and Samsung, have unveiled their industry-first process that...

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