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Smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips could be made using molybdenite. In an article appearing online January 30 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, EPFL's Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) publishes a study showing that this material has distinct advantages over traditional silicon or graphene for use in electronics applications.
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Another advantage of molybdenite is that it can be used to make transistors that consume 100,000 times less energy in standby state than traditional silicon transistors.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0130194145.htm

100,000x less energy that's insane.
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That's awesome. Looking forward to that
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My smart phone is drooling, and so are those new dual core phones. Now the question is when.
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meanwhile my droid 2 that i got a day ago runs out of battery faster than a speeding bullet
    
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Remember that the 100,000x more energy efficiency is from STANDBY states not active. So lots of energy savings during idle? Still awesome, and there's gotta be some % saved in active states.
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0130194145.htm

100,000x less energy that's insane.
if im static charged even a littttle... does that mean that I will kill the trans if I touch mobo.
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Remember that the 100,000x more energy efficiency is from STANDBY states not active. So lots of energy savings during idle? Still awesome, and there's gotta be some % saved in active states.
Realize though that doesn't mean everything is idles. Transistors are constantly flipping on and off, so that energy savings affects half of the states which can add up considerably. (Think 1's and 0's and you're saving energy for the 0's)
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Remember that the 100,000x more energy efficiency is from STANDBY states not active. So lots of energy savings during idle? Still awesome, and there's gotta be some % saved in active states.
Standby is bascially 95% of phone usage. my iphone 4 dies in 12 hours, even without my using it, just on standby
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Standby is bascially 95% of phone usage. my iphone 4 dies in 12 hours, even without my using it, just on standby
Uhhh... that's a problem. That phone has some of the best battery life available.
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Realize though that doesn't mean everything is idles. Transistors are constantly flipping on and off, so that energy savings affects half of the states which can add up considerably. (Think 1's and 0's and you're saving energy for the 0's)
Yeah, definitely. Can't wait for some implementation see what the real-world effects would be. Nanotech sure is amazing stuff, science ftw
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