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Comment: Re:Neat and not vaporware at all. Explanation: (Score 1) 286

by elrond1999 (#39183439) Attached to: AMD's Piledriver To Hit 4GHz+ With Resonant Clock Mesh

You are missing one point of the clock mesh. The mesh is only the middle part of the clock tree. This part serves to spread the clock globally on a single metal mesh with zero skew. Then the lower part of the clock tree is built normally and can be gated. This means that you can certainly turn off the clock of quiescent sections of the chip. You will still have to oscillate the mesh, but the registers and detailed distribution can be turned off.

Also you can probably run this mesh off the resonant frequency, but at a power disadvantage. Or you could dynamically vary the L if that was possible.

Social Networks

The In-House Decency Patrol At Facebook 157

Posted by timothy
from the keeping-the-milquetoast-lukewarm dept.
theodp writes "How'd you like a job where you get fired if you DON'T view porn at work? Newsweek reports on Facebook's internal police force of 150 staffers who are charged with regulating users' decorum, hunting spammers and working with actual law-enforcement agencies to help solve crimes. Part hall monitors, part vice cops, the $50,000-a-year 'porn cops' also keep Facebook safe for corporate advertisers."
Enlightenment

+ - Scientists create anti-cancer egg

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celardore
celardore writes "A chickens egg that contains cancer fighting proteins has been produced in Scotland. While not themselves anti-carcinogenic, the proteins can be used to create drugs that have cancer fighting potential but it is still unknown whether the resulting drugs would work in practice.

This research was conducted by the Roslin Institute who were responsible for "Dolly the sheep", the world's first cloned mammal. Read the BBC article here."
Biotech

+ - A 2-nanometer-high Solomon's knot

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Roland Piquepaille
Roland Piquepaille writes "UCLA chemists have built a molecular Solomon's knot at the nanoscale. The Solomon's knot is composed of two rings that interlace each other four times, with alternating crossing points that go over, under, over and under as one traces around each of the rings. This nano-version is roughly 2 nanometers high by 1.2 nanometers wide. And what would it be useful for? The project's leader offers a refreshing answer: "There is often a connection between the beauty and elegance of a chemical structure and its potential usefulness, and this Solomon knot structure is quite beautiful and elegant." Good luck to her! Read more for additional details and a picture."
Robotics

+ - 3d printer to build houses

Submitted by gbjbaanb
gbjbaanb (229885) writes "Ok, its not quite like the 3d printer, even if it is inspired by it, but this is still cool: , from the Sunday Times, a robot is being developed to build houses.

The first prototype — a watertight shell of a two-storey house built in 24 hours without a single builder on site — will be erected in California before April. The robots are rigged to a metal frame, enabling them to shuttle in three dimensions and assemble the structure of the house layer by layer. The sole foreman on site operates a computer programmed with the designer's plans.

Inspired by the inkjet printer, the technology goes far beyond the techniques already used for prefabricated homes. "This will remove all the limitations of traditional building," said Hugh Whitehead of the architecture firm Foster & Partners, which designed the "Gherkin" skyscraper in London and is producing designs for the Loughborough team. "Anything you can dream you can build.""

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