Scientists Build First Properly 3D-Stacked Processor, Run It At 1.4GHz

Stacked-up chip technology isn't new, but scientists at the University of Rochester have built the first properly-3D chip recently. Unlike previous attempts, with layered standard 2D chip-circuitry on top of similar layers, the new chip actually has components built into a 3D-matrix, with interconnects between… » 9/16/08 7:10am 9/16/08 7:10am

Recording Compressed to 1,000 Times MP3 Rate Could Be the Future of Music Playback

The University of Rochester has just devised a way of reproducing music in a file that's compressed 1,000 times smaller than an MP3 file. The way they do it—physically modeling an instrument in a computer and then feeding it input variables (breath, tongue, fingers) in order to generate the output tone—seems super… » 4/03/08 3:20pm 4/03/08 3:20pm