A computer the size of a salt grain.

IBM Invents A Computer The Size Of A Salt Grain

IBM has invented a computer as small as a grain of salt, which will cost less than $0.10 to manufacture. It is equipped with hundreds of thousands of transistors, and has processing power equivalent to that of the 1990 x86 processor. This almost-microscopic computer is intended for embedded systems in advanced supply chain management applications,…

Discarded Batteries Could Light Developing Regions

IBM researchers in India discovered that 70% of discarded laptop batteries have enough capacity to power an LED light bulb for 4 hours per day for a year. This is due to the fact that laptops lose their portability long before their batteries are completely dead (their battery life becomes unacceptably short), so they are…