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Quad core can actually use less power than dual core


By Jason Hiner
Since early 2011, NVIDIA has been on a tear in the mobile market, jumping ahead of Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual core processor was everywhere at CES 2011 in January, powering nearly all of the most highly-anticipated Android devices from the Motorola Xoom to the ASUS Eee Pad to [...]

More than £20M capital funding for STFC science announced by Chancellor

In today’s Budget statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced more than £20M capital funding for STFC science. This announcement follows a recent visit to the STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory by the Minister for Science, David Willetts MP. The money is expected to help research in areas such as the computing industry and climate change as well as future security scanners. 
Commenting on the announcement, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable MP said: ”This investment is a real boost to our world class research base and space industry, and demonstrates further the Government’s commitment to science following the Spending Review and the ring fencing of the science budget. It will create new businesses and improve existing ones, attract highly skilled scientists and technicians, and become a

AMD Fusion APUs Accelerate More Than 50 Software Apps


AMD today announced growing support from the PC software community with more than 50 mainstream applications currently accelerated by the new AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The groundbreaking AMD Fusion APUs, available in PCs since early this year, help remove hardware barriers to allow software developers to deliver the most immersive computing [...]

New lignin ‘lite’ switchgrass boosts biofuel yield by more than one-third


Bioethanol from new lines of native perennial prairie grass could become less costly because of plant engineering by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and fermentation research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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