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Feature Article

Nanomagnets and the Limits of Low-Power Computing

This article in IEEE Spectrum addresses the fundamental low-power limit of switching a bit, featuring a recent experimental demonstration using 100-nm nanoscale magnets. The switching energy closely approaches the theoretical limit of kTln(2), which is orders of magnitude smaller than the switching energy in conventional transistors.

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The research article from the University of California at Berkeley is available here.

Technology Spotlight

Technology Spotlight

Ray Kurzweil on the Future of Intelligence

A conference on “The Future of Intelligence” was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in December 2015, sponsored by the Nobel Week Dialogue. The keynote speech was given by Ray Kurzweil, a renowned inventor and computer scientist who is now with Google. Kurzweil focuses on the power of exponential growth in information technology, even beyond Moore’s Law, in fundamentally changing human experience.

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Other videos from the conference are available here.