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Submission + - Intel and Micron announce "Breakthrough Memory Technology" (

jcr writes: In production now, sampling later this year: non-volatile, ten times the density of NAND flash, and up to 1000x the speed. From the press release:

"For decades, the industry has searched for ways to reduce the lag time between the processor and data to allow much faster analysis," said Rob Crooke, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. "This new class of non-volatile memory achieves this goal and brings game-changing performance to memory and storage solutions."

"One of the most significant hurdles in modern computing is the time it takes the processor to reach data on long-term storage," said Mark Adams, president of Micron. "This new class of non-volatile memory is a revolutionary technology that allows for quick access to enormous data sets and enables entirely new applications."

Submission + - Ed Roberts, Personal Computer Pioneer, 1941-2010 ( 2

jcr writes: "CNET and the Huffpo both report the death of Henry Edward Roberts, best known to all of us as the inventor of the Altair computer, at the age of 88 from pneumonia.

As it happens, I never got to use an Altair, but I did meet Ed once, back in the mid-1980s. Since that time, I've never referred to the Altair bus as the "S100" bus, since I agree with him that an inventor is entitled to name his invention.



Submission + - Non-toxic, paper batteries (

jcr writes: "Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a combination battery/capacitor by infusing carbon nanotubes and electrolytes into a paper substrate. The material can be folded, rolled up, or molded to any convenient shape with no effect on power capacity. Operating temperature range is -100 to 300 degrees Farenheit, which beats any other battery I've ever heard of."

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