The Winklevoss twins have decided to end their legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over claims that the CEO/Founder of Facebook stole the idea of the social networking site from them.
It’s a bit of long story, this legal battle. It all started in 2003-04 when Mark Zuckerberg launched TheFacebook. The Winklevoss twins – Cameron and Tyler (Mark’s classmates at Harvard University) – claimed that Zuckerberg stole the idea of a on-campus-only social networking site from them. And so started a 7 year long legal battle which was the basis of the popular 2010 movie The Social Network.
We’ve seen plenty of breakthroughs involving nanowires over the years, but none of those have involved an actual programmable processor — until now, that is. That particular “world’s first” was just announced by a team of researchers from Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation this week, and it’s being described as nothing short of a “quantum jump forward in the complexity and function of circuits built from the bottom up.” As for the processor itself, it consists of an array of nearly 500 germanium nanowires that have been criss-crossed [...]