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Apple’s New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past five years, Apple has built its own CPU cores and marched to the beat of its own unique drum. Unlike the various Android vendors, including Samsung and Qualcomm, Apple has eschewed higher core counts in favor of better single-threaded performance. While companies like Qualcomm went wide, with features like big.Little and up to eight CPU cores, Apple has stuck to a high-performance dual-core architecture. That trend holds true with the A11 Bionic. ...

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What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

At Apple’s unveil event for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 this week, the company announced the A11 Bionic, an SoC with a six-core CPU, Apple’s first custom GPU, and what the company is calling a Neural Engine. Apple isn’t really talking much about the hardware, beyond saying this: The new A11 Bionic neural engine is a dual-core design and performs up to 600 billion operations per second for real-time processing. A11 Bionic neural engine is designed for specific machine learning algorithms and enables Face ID, Animoji and other features. ...

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Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen

Lamborghini’s expertise in carbon fiber may be just what the doctor ordered. The automaker known for go-fast cars will partner with Houston Methodist Research Institute to create live-better humans. They’ll collaborate on the development of carbon fiber composites that could be used for medical purposes. According to Automobili Lamborghini, the project focuses on “a biocompatibility study of composite materials to be used mainly in prosthetic implants, but also in subcutaneous [under the skin] devices. The aim is to identify new materials that are lighter, better tolerated by the human body, ...

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Scientists create touch-sensitive bionic finger

Share This article Dennis Aabo Sørensen can feel the difference between a rough and smooth surface, which is impressive when you consider he lost his hand. Advances in prosthetics give hope to amputees around the world that they can continue living normal lives after losing a limb. Even the intricacies of the hand are being worked out with advanced robotics. However, the ability to manipulate objects is only part of the equation. Most prosthetic hands can’t offer any semblance of the sense of touch the patient has lost, but a project at ...

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The bionic pancreas: harbinger of a new era in organ replacement?

Share This article If you haven’t heard of the bionic pancreas, it’s likely you soon will. With diabetes on the rise and the demand for insulin therapies becoming a real pain point for the medical establishment, the need for innovative solutions has spiked. Back in April, we reported on the Do-It-Yourself Pancreas system, a closed-loop artificial pancreas scavenged from a Medtronic pump, Dexcom CGM, a Raspberry Pi, and CareLink USB. Now a fully bionic pancreas similar in design to the Do-It-Yourself model is being developed by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital ...

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From biological to bionic: Implanting electronic circuits in roses

Share This article Who would have thought that your living-room ficus might someday be part of the Internet of Things? A team of researchers led by Professor Magnus Berggren at Linköping University in Sweden have found a method of convincing cut roses to tolerate having a conductive-but-hydrated polymer related to polystyrene, called PEDOT, present in their stems. (Rumor has it wine and a nice dinner were part of the requirements.) Since the polymer is compatible with dissolution in water, the rose drew the polymer into its stem along with the ...

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