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100 TB in your pocket

Just a month ago I was marvelling at the huge 30TB SSD (Solid State Drive) announced by Samsung as the largest SSD ever manufactured. Well, that was a long time ago! Now Nimbus has announced a 100TB SSD storage with a capacity of 100TB in a forma factor that fits …

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Physiome on a chip

I guess you have run into some “ome” words, surely genome, possibly “metabolome” and “proteome”. Each one describes a living being, be it a snail or a Homo Sapiens, in terms of some set of information (the genome is describing the living being in terms of its DNA, gene, code). …

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Disruptive Technologies available today for Extreme Automation

Automation has becoming more and more sophisticated, it basically started with the Industrial Revolution with tools carrying out part of the workers activities, and it really boomed with computers. Now it is progressing even faster under three main enabling (broad) technology areas: sensors, actuators and artificial intelligence. The disruptive technologies …

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Disruptive Technologies available today for the Smart Planet

Let’s keep exploring technologies available today that are likely to disrupt the market, as presented in the Imperial College foresight study’s table of technology disruptions. In the cluster of Smart Planet the researchers have considered the Deep ocean wind farms, Vertical Agriculture, Wireless energy transfer, Concentrated solar power, Micro-scale ambient …

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Smart Clean Cities

There are several ways of keeping our cities clean and they involve technology in different degrees. The point I am making with this post is that the problem, most of the time, is not about the existence of a (technological) solution, rather it is about choosing the solution that is …

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Seeing what you are looking at

The research carried out at the University of Toronto Scarborough seems to come from a science fiction book. The researchers wanted to look inside a “brain” to see what the brain was seeing, i.e. the image the eyes of that person were transmitting to the brain. The results have been …

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