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Kevin Schofield – Tour of Microsoft Research (Social Software, Hardware) July 8, 2006

Posted by Jim in Gadgets, Science, Technology.
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Kevin Schofield – Tour of Microsoft Research (Social Software, Hardware)

This is a great tour of MS research, particularly the work they are doing on large displays using MEMS.

“Mike Sinclair shows us MEMS (Microelectronical Mechanical Systems — Micromotors). Watch Mike as he explains how he puts up to 10,000 micro machines on one silicon chip the size of your fingernail.

Remember physics class? We love how Mike explains the equation: F=Ma “what happens when you make ‘m’ really small? You can do amazing things if you make ‘m’ really small.” Small indeed. He built a stepper motor that spins a piece of silicon at steps of 1/25 billionths of a meter.

What are they doing research on micromachines for? To build new kinds of monitors that could potentially cover your walls.”

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1. Krymaiustai - April 30, 2011

Goo page, keep it up.., Thanks


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