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News Intel to fund silicon photonics centre

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 2 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    1+ for R&D. Now only if someone would dump a huge amount of money into energy generation!
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    And batteries. Someone please to god find a way to make my smartphone last longer than a day!
     
  4. TWeaK

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    Both of those technologies already have shed loads of money being poured into them. Some people say that battery technology makes 3 years' worth of advancements each year - though that doesn't mean it's cheap or viable for small devices yet. Even car batteries still have a way to go and I'll be laughing when people go to sell their Prius' only to find that they're pretty much worthless as they'll need replacement batteries which cost a couple grand.

    This is all really interesting with all of Intel's recent investment. Really making me consider whether I go work or if I should continue further study in the US.

    Also, I thought BAE pretty much just built ships for the armed forces, I didn't know they also manufactured components..
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    BAE are into alsorts, not just ships, but aircraft, avionics, missile guidance systems etc etc.
     
  6. Technobod

    Technobod Finally bought a desktop :D

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    Use it less ;)
     
  7. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    how energy efficient is this over conventional methods?
     
  9. Kaiwan

    Kaiwan Shinigami

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    I love new technologies. I hope this takes off and there are actual gains from it.
     
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