Stanford engineers find work around for barriers to carbon nanotube computers

Stanford engineers find work around for barriers to carbon nanotube computers

We've been waiting, rather patiently we might add, for carbon nanotubes to really start making a difference in our computing lives. That day has yet to pass, but researchers at Stanford are making good progress. Breakthroughs have been coming at a steady pace over the last several years, but there are still major obstacles. For one, aligning tubes end to end has proven practically impossible, and metallic carbon nanotubes (as opposed to semi conducting ones) wreak all sorts of havoc with circuits. (That wouldn't be an issue if there was a reliable way to produce only the semiconducting variety.) Rather than charge headlong into those challenges though, the Stanford team has figured out a way around modern limitations, without sacrificing much of the energy efficiency that makes carbon nanotubes so attractive. The team has found an "imperfection-immune" way of designing nanotube circuits that removes metallic contaminants and is unaffected by misaligned tubes. For more info, check out the PR after the break.

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PSA: Civilization V Steam Workshop functionality now live

Steam Workshop functionality has been turned on in Civilization V. Whether you're pumped for the upcoming Gods & Kings expansion pack, or you merely want more modability out of your vanilla Civilization V experience, you can opt in to the expanded social features enabled by Steam Workshop functionality for free right now.

... Well, not now now. You have to open up Steam and do it in there. Go ahead - go do it. This is the end of the post anyway. Nothing more to see here.

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US discloses list of shocking claims against Secret Service – Marietta Daily Journal


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Payday: The Heist – No Mercy sets the scene for Left 4 Dead

Payday The Heist  No Mercy sets the scene for Left 4 Dead
A trailer posted by Overkill Software (since pulled) revealed the collaboration between Overkill and Valve as Payday: The Heist - No Mercy, a Payday game (either a new standalone release or a DLC expansion, it's unclear which) that crosses Overkill's heist series with Left 4 Dead.

The trailer reveals that the episode will act as a prequel for Valve's zombie shooting series, with a heist in Left 4 Dead's Mercy Hospital. "Have you ever wondered how the Left 4 Dead series began?" the YouTube description asks. "It started with a heist!" So by playing this, you'll very likely trigger the zombie pandemic in those two games. Real nice, butterfingers.

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Nokia hints at June 18th news, may be PureView related instead of Microsoft (Update)

Nokia hints at June 18th news, may be PureView related instead of Microsoft

Amidst the upheaval in Espoo Nokia continues to push forward, and tonight its Facebook page has already posted a couple of teaser images, including the one seen above, suggesting there's big news due on June 18th. Astute observers will note that's also the day its good buddy Microsoft has already planned its own high profile and highly secretive event, although you may not want to connect the two just yet. One of the images is a map of Hawaii, which AllThingsD notes is home to area code 808, a possible reference to Nokia's PureView 808 41MP cameraphone technology, which was followed up by the above image, with tempo cranked all the way up (ready to to go boom...like an 808?). Draw your own conclusions -- of course we'll be hanging around Monday to see what happens.

Update: If the Roland TR-808 image wasn't explicit enough, Nokia US has dropped another hint on its Facebook page, featuring what appears to be artwork cropped from the 808 State album ex:el.

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Poll: Rep. Lisa Brown’s ‘Vagina’ Remark Goes Viral; Was It Too Graphic? – Patch.com


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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz isn’t as dangerous looking as it sounds


As we all know, when you add a "z" in the place of an "s" to any word, that word becomes extreme. Such is the case with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz, though the latest trailer paints the game as anything but extreme. And that's good, because we were getting pretty worried about buying safety gear.

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Amanita plants a Botanicula demo on its website

You can try a browser-based demo of Amanita Design's beautiful environmental adventure game Botanicula now! Then you can feel bad that you missed out on the chance to get the game in a Humble Bundle. Then you can find out it only costs $10 from the website anyway.

These are all new experiences you can have, just by clicking this link.

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Las Vegas nightclub latest stop for Stanley Cup, Kings – USA TODAY


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