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Data economy in the smart city landscape – X

I’d like to close this long rambling on data economy in the smart city landscape by calling for providing visibility to citizens on the city life in an understandable way.  We have data on a variety of city life aspect, its population distribution, the availability of resources, the use being made …

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That’s something I need right now!

In Trento it is 38° (100.4F) and it is getting unbearable. No wonder that this news caught my eyes. Researchers at San Diego University of California are creating a fabric that can adapt its heat conductivity in such a way to keep the skin temperature at 93°F. This might still seem on the …

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D-Wave broke the 1,000 qBit barrier

D-Wave is for some the very first commercial quantum computer, for others it is just an imitation of the real thing supporting only a subset of the characteristics of a quantum computer. It is produced by D-Wave Systems, in California, and it is being used by universities and by companies. …

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Will the next LED be made from nanowires?

At the beginning of this century, around 2002, researchers came up with a new display technology, NED – Nano Emissive Display, based on carbon nano tubes. Motorola actually demonstrated a display a few inches wide made of these nano tubes and Sony expressed the interest of using this technology forecasting its …

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First 7nm chip …

On July 9th IBM has announced the production of the first 7nm chip. This is the result of a 3B$ initiative, the Chip Grand Challenge, launched last year. There have been plenty of "news" over the web outlining and commenting this result but the one I liked most was on ExtremeTech. 7 nm is …

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