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6th October 2020

NVIDIA's GeForce 30 series – a major leap in graphical processing power

Chipmaker NVIDIA has launched a new family of graphics processing units (GPUs), which the company claims is the "greatest-ever generational leap" in graphics processing technology.

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31st August 2020

50-fold increase in transistor density is possible by 2030

Intel's Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, has presented a roadmap for increasing the number of transistors able to fit on a chip by a factor of 50.

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24th August 2020

New fastest Internet speed: 178 Tbps

Scientists have achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (tbps) – a speed at which you could download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.

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20th August 2020

IBM reveals next-generation processor

IBM has revealed its first commercialised 7nm processor: the IBM POWER10.

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14th August 2020

World's first mass-produced transparent TV

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has revealed a see-through OLED TV with transparent components, reminiscent of displays previously seen only in science fiction films.

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27th July 2020

700-petaflop AI supercomputer planned for 2021

As the world edges closer towards exascale computing, the University of Florida has announced a partnership with chipmaker NVIDIA that will create a 700-petaflop AI supercomputer next year.

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16th July 2020

New 8K video standard compresses data by 50%

The Versatile Video Coding standard (H.266) has been finalised by industry partners – designed to halve the bitrate of previous formats, and paving the way for on-demand 8K streaming services.

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13th July 2020

Internet balloons provide 4G coverage in Kenya

A fleet of balloons launched by Google's sister firm Loon will provide 4G access to remote areas of Kenya.

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22nd June 2020

Japanese supercomputer is world's fastest

Fugaku – jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, based on Arm technology – has taken first place on Top500, a ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers.

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13th June 2020

Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

In a major leap forward for computer chip technology, researchers have shown that carbon nanotube transistors can be made rapidly in commercial facilities, with the same equipment used to manufacture traditional silicon-based transistors.

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30th May 2020

New 5G switches bring better battery life, higher bandwidth and speeds

As 5G hits the market, new U.S. Army-funded research has developed a radio-frequency switch that is over 50 times more energy efficient than what is used today.

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24th May 2020

World's fastest Internet speed: 44.2 Tbps

Scientists have achieved a new world's fastest Internet speed using a single optical chip, at 44.2 terabits per second.

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21st April 2020

New camera captures 3D images with record speed and resolution

Researchers have developed the first megapixel photon-counting camera based on new-generation image sensor technology that uses single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs).

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21st March 2020

World's fastest supercomputer finds potential drug compounds for COVID-19

Researchers have used Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might warrant further study in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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14th March 2020

Biological and artificial neurons linked up over the web

A study has shown, for the first time, how three key emerging technologies can work together: brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), artificial neural networks and advanced memory technologies (also known as memristors).

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21st February 2020

New £1.2bn supercomputer will improve weather and climate models

A new supercomputer will shrink the resolution of weather maps from 10 sq. km down to a single square kilometre and provide an 18-fold boost in the UK's processing power for weather and climate models.

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20th January 2020

World's first truly smart contact lens will feature built-in display

Mojo Vision, a technology company founded in 2015 and based in Silicon Valley, has announced it is building the world's first truly "smart" contact lens, called the Mojo Lens.

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