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+ - First solid optical computing memory

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mateub writes "(your topic list looks 10 yrs out of date! feel free to create an "optical computing" topic and reassign it...) The Economist reports that Nicolas Gisin at the University of Geneva has managed to create a solid state device capable of holding photons without disrupting their quantum state. Sure, it only works at 3K, but it's an important step to making optical computing a reality."

+ - New Inkjet Technology 5 to 10 Times Faster

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sarahbau writes "Silverbrook's new Memjet technology can print 60 full-color pages per minute. Instead of having a print head that moves side to side like current inkjets, the print head spans the full width of the page, containing 70,400 nozzles in the A4 version. They also have a large format printer (51") that prints 6" to 1 foot per second. Products are expected to start shipping in late 2007."

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