Category: CoolTech

Linking Fire, Other Building Systems

Today, many manufacturers have developed fire alarm system integration methods with building automation systems that enable seamless communication among all building systems. These interfaces can use industry-standard building automation networking protocols that allow status sharing between systems. These capabilities as well as fire alarm system advancements enable smoke control, smoke exhaust, post-fire smoke exhaust systems, and automated fire compartmentalization to be controlled by one centralized system.

via New Fire Alarm Systems 

Squeezing transistors really hard generates energy savings

The use of piezoelectric material means that the transistors are only put under pressure when this is necessary. This can generate considerable savings in terms of energy consumption.

via Squeezing transistors really hard generates energy savings.

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Creation of entanglement simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole

Just when we thought we understood gravity…

Now an MIT physicist has found that, looked at through the lens of string theory, the creation of two entangled quarks—the building blocks of matter—simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole connecting the pair.

The theoretical results bolster the relatively new and exciting idea that the laws of gravity holding together the universe may not be fundamental, but arise from something else: quantum entanglement.

via Creation of entanglement simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole.