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Sub-kBT micro-electromechanical irreversible logic gate

London, 28th June 2016 Published today on Nature Communications the results of an experiment at NiPS Lab, in Perugia, Italy. They show that irreversible logic gates can be operated below the Landauer’s limit. A quote often attributed to Einstein reads: Everyone knows that something is impossible to achieve until you get a naive she does not know and invents. In 1961 Ralph Landauer at IBM, published a work where for the first time “information”, usually considered a purely mathematical quantity, assumed a role in physics (IBM JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, VOL. 5, NO. 3, 1961)...

Quantum Theseus beats the Minotaur faster

Imagine you are lost in a labyrinth looking for the exit. Or that you are the ancient Greek hero Theseus searching for the Minotaur. Is using a quantum computer, which can explore all paths in parallel thanks to the quantum superposition principle, the fastest way to find the solution? The answer was known to be yes, but only for a handful of labyrinth structures, having a lot of regularity and symmetry (such as the one in Fig. 1a). In their work published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted as an editors' suggestion, Shantanav Chakraborty, Leonardo Novo and Yasser Omar from the...

Luca Gammaitoni meets with Gouhei Tanaka at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo

Tokyo, February 26th, 2016 Luca Gammaitoni meets with Gouhei Tanaka at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo for discussing the research on bio inspired computation. Prof. Tanaka is conducting research in collaboration with IBM Japan to explore energy efficiency in bio inspired computation: a novel computing paradigm that exploits neural networks in order to apply biological principles. On March 2nd they organize the 2nd Workshop on Bio-inspired Energy-Efficient Information Systems . This is organized in the framework of the Next Generation Nano-Micro Devices and Systems...

L. Gammaitoni at Radio 24

Professor Gammaitoni presented at the program "Smart City" (broadcasted on the italian Radio 24) the recent results obtained within the Landauer project. For the streaming of the interview, visit: http://www.radio24.ilsole24ore.com/programma/smart-city/trasmissione-set...

NiPS Laboratory is organizing a networking session at ICT2015, in Lisbon

NiPS Laboratory is organizing a networking session at ICT2015, in Lisbon, on Oct. 22, 2015. The title of the session is "Decreasing energy consumption toward zero-power devices". The objective of this session is twofold: 1) to bring together people from the world of research with people form the world of industry, interested in lowering energy consumption in ICT devices. They often speak two different languages and have different perspectives. In this session we will hear from both community in short, focused communications. 2) to raise awareness in the ICT people (at large) in the importance...

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