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Plenty of tales have cropped up through the years focusing on the roots of Arduino -- a tiny circuit board that holds a special place in the heart of every modern-day DIYer -- but a recent expose from the folks at Ieee Spectrum has a behind-the-scenes look that'll impress even historians. Massimo...

October 28th 2011 at 12:27pm 0 Comments
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Quantum computing has a long way to go before becoming truly mainstream, but that certainly hasn't stopped us from indulging in dreams of a qubit-based existence. The latest bit of fantasy fodder comes from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where researchers have become the first to combi...

September 2nd 2011 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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'Tis the season for manufacturing deals? Sure seems it. Merely hours after Sony announced its intentions to buy back Cell chip fabrication facilities from Toshiba, it looks as if Tosh is about to enter into yet another agreement. In this case, it'll be outsourcing the unprofitable production of semi...

December 25th 2010 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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Researchers at the UCSF School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, led by Christopher A. Voigt have just published a paper which promises to get your circuits moving. The team has been working with E. coli bacteria to build logic gates like the ones found in computers directly int...

December 10th 2010 at 5:20am 0 Comments
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"For Those Who Can See" is an art project by Daniel Schulze. Using smoke machines, speakers, and a 7 by 7 grid of concrete slabs, the speakers are programmed to pulse at specific intervals, triggering the smoke when they do. The slabs of concrete have been drilled with holes, resulting in 'modern s...

June 10th 2010 at 12:42pm 0 Comments
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What do you get when you mash together an Arduino-based synth with a Stylophone-like keyboard? A month ago, even we wouldn't have known, but now that Handmade Music Austin has come and gone, we're happy to say that this beautiful concoction leads to the creation of a Nebulophone. Unfortunately, ther...

January 29th 2010 at 11:01am 0 Comments
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While it's pretty much a given that HDTVs are going to slim down from one CES / CEDIA to another, you probably wouldn't think that wiring schemes would be the catalyst for making it happen. NEC Electronics has just revealed a "next-generation connection technology for the circuitry in large LCDs" t...

October 30th 2008 at 9:41am 0 Comments