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IBM: What Makes This Tiny Chip a Breakthrough

IBM showed off a prototype chip today that is being hailed as a technological breakthrough for the tiny transistors — electrical switches that help power a computer — that have been made so thin they’re 1/10,000th the width of a human hair.

The breakthrough — the result of research at IBM and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute in Albany — could allow as many as 20 billion transistors to be placed on a chip the size of a fingernail and is half the size of the current 14 nanometer standard, company officials said. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.

While the technology is a prototype chip, it could have a tremendous impact “on the anticipated demands of future cloud computing and Big Data systems, cognitive computing, mobile products and other emerging technologies,” according to the company.

Moore’s Law: What’s in Store For the Next 50 Years of Computing Power

The breakthrough chip is the result of a $3 billion investment IBM made last year in partnership with the state of New York, Samsung and other technology suppliers for the purpose of chip research and design, officials said.

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Laser Fusion’s Brightest Hope

When the world’s most powerful laser zaps a target, it’s eerily silent. If you’re close enough to know the exact moment the system fires, chances are you’re standing in a darkened control room, watching a silent countdown. The only hint that something has occurred is a timer that hits zero and immediately starts counting up again. But hidden from view is an experiment of staggering proportions and precision: 192 laser beams streaming through halls that span the length of football fields, steadily gaining in strength before they finally converge within millimeters of one another, triggering the implosion of a peppercorn-size capsule…

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YaFarm Technologies Announces World Class Lab in ISCI Stem Cell Center

YaFarm Technologies, Inc. announced today that the Integrative Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), a premier provider of point-of-care, stem cell- based therapies, is initiating design and development of a new, world-class cell processing and culture laboratory in Cancun, Mexico.  The Institute has begun construction of a class 10,000, ISO 7 clean room for the processing of autologous, mesenchymal cells for point-of-care therapies. “This lab is critical for the Institute,” says Juan Castillo-Plaza, MD, founder of the ISCI. “As part of our commitment to patient safety, and our on-going clinical studies and research, we will be able to draw, process and then inject the patient’s cells within the same facility.”

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Meningitis Outbreak: Possible New Drug Rules Discussed

Tennessee pharmacists would be willing to pay higher licensing fees so that the state pharmacy board could hire more qualified inspectors to inspect drug stores across the state, an industry representative told a state Senate panel today.

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No Regrets

At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the sport of canoe racing was added to the list of international competitions. The favorite team in the four-man canoe race was the United States team. One member of that team was a young man by the name of Bill Havens.

As the time for the Olympics neared, it became clear that Bill’s wife would give birth to their first child about the time that the U.S. team would be competing in the Paris games. In 1924 there were no jet airliners from Paris to the United States, only slow ocean going ships. And so Bill found himself in a dilemma. Should he go to Paris and risk not being at his wife’s side when their baby was born? Or should he withdraw from the team and remain with his family?

Bill’s wife insisted that he go to Paris. After all, competing in the Olympics was the culmination of a life long dream. But Bill felt conflicted and, after much soul searching, decided to withdraw from the competition and remain home, where he could support his wife when the child arrived. He considered being at her side his highest priority, even higher than going to Paris to fulfill his dream.

As it turned out, the United States four-man canoe team won the gold medal in Paris. And Bill’s wife was late in giving birth to their child. She was so late, in fact, that Bill could have competed in the event and returned home in time to be with her when she gave birth.

People said, “What a shame.” But Bill said he had no regrets. For the rest of his life, he believed he had made the better decision.

Bill Havens knew what was most important to him. Not everybody figures that out. And he acted on what he believed was best. Not everybody has the strength of character to say no to something he or she truly wants in order to say yes to something that truly matters. But for Bill, it was the only way to peace; the only way to no regrets.

There is an interesting sequel to the story of Bill Havens…

The child eventually born to Bill and his wife was a boy, whom they named Frank. Twenty-eight years later, in 1952, Bill received a cablegram from Frank. It was sent from Helsinki, Finland, where the 1952 Olympics were being held. The cablegram read: “Dad, I won. I’m bringing home the gold medal you lost while waiting for me to be born.”

Frank Havens had just won the gold medal for the United States in the canoe-racing event, a medal his father had dreamed of winning but never did. Like I said, no regrets.

Thomas Kinkade eloquently said, “When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve Goodier is an author and speaker. You can visit his website by going to: http://www.lifesupportsystem.com/

What is the important decision that you have to make today, next week, or in the near future?  “Not everybody has the strength of character to say no to something he or she truly wants in order to say yes to something that truly matters.”

Warehouse Hours Change for Maximum Customer Satisfaction

To boost shipping rates and maximize customer satisfaction, Valutek has extended the warehouse hours to receive orders at 7:00am MST and will provide same day shipping on standard orders processed by 5:00pm MST.  Thanks to our devoted warehouse team for all the work they put out for customers.

The Valutek Dream Team

Item fulfillment is the key to customer satisfaction, and at Valutek that is our number one goal!

Long Cuff Nitrile 4G Series Now Available

The long cuff(12″) Nitrile 4G series glove has arrived!

The Nitrile 4G Series brings a better fit and a better feel, all at a better price than other nitrile gloves.  These ultra-thin gloves are powder-free, natural white nitrile gloves with no color additives that cause contaminants. It is an extremely thin glove that is made with less nitrile, which means it is a lower cost than other nitrile gloves. They are ambidextrous shape with a beaded cuff for easy donning and provide great comfort for the operator. The gloves surface is smooth to reduce particle count and features textured finger tips to ensure positive grip.

Nitrile 4G series features the standard cuff measuring 9.5” length, and the long cuff measuring 12” in length.  The long cuff is now in stock and rated Microtek (ISO 5-6/Class 100-1,000).

Order at www.valutek.com or call to check promotional offers at 1.800.763.1250.

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