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2013-05-15 23:22:45

Breakthrough in digital circuit design promises extended battery life in electronic devices by dramatically reducing power consumption. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 NanoWatt Design, Inc. has been awarded a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support the demonstration of Sleep Convention Logic (SCL), a new asynchronous circuit architecture, applied to an advanced multi-core microprocessor. SCL has the...


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2010-11-19 17:38:17

A transistor, made of a solid piece of semiconductor material, is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals. It has at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. The transistor amplifies the signal since the controlled power can be much more than the controlling power. The transistor is a fundamental building block of...

2010-09-09 17:44:12

Computer hardware describes the physical components that make up a personal computer. Operating systems and many software applications can be installed on hardware in order to perform the operator's desired functions. Most personal computers consist of a chassis in a tower shape, a desktop, all of which contain hardware components. The main component inside the case of the computer is the motherboard. It is a large rectangular board with incorporated circuits that connect things to the...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'