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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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Nano-poplar: The Computer Memory Fabrication of the Future

Written on July 27, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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We will no longer need rare earth elements to make powerful computers in the future. We can use proteins from poplar trees to expand silicon chip's computer memory.

Poplar trees will be the next element in creating powerful computers in the future. Israeli Engineers have figured out a way to use protein molecules from poplars in improving computer memory. According to the researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, silica nanoparticles are combined with poplar proteins. This approach marks a new way in minimizing memory elements while increasing its capacity.

The technology involves a genetically engineered poplar proteins, hybridized with the silica nanoparticles. This nanoparticles is attached to the inner pore of the protein. Then, the poplar pores are arranged in array of molecular memory elements. Professor Danny Porath, the leader of the research team at the Institute of Chemistry at Hebrew University, found that the elements can carry stable computing activity. The research team hopes that this can be an alternative to the current computer memory fabrication.

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