Earth Date - 2012.341

When one thinks of the future of music, one normally thinks of electronically-enhanced vocals or computer-driven but with the case of three sisters (and a guy. It is always important to include ALL band members. ^.^), HAIM (How does one pronounce that? Is it like the actor's last name [Corey Haim] or is it Hebrew?) has a sound reminiscent of the late 1980's to early 1990's and if the Beach Boys had penned a song for them. They are from California, so that would encouraged their use of an indie-pop feel. Born from a cover band 15 years ago, Este, Danielle, and Alana bring the veteran status (yes, they are veterans now) into the current music industry with a fresh sensibility. The link below leads to a video that has basketballs, motorcycles, and something about a parking lot. Their music is fun, fresh, and it is the future.

Future Music: "Don't Save Me"

When one thinks of the future of technology, one invariably comes back its past: the transistor. Transistors have been around for decades using silicon but when using the compound Indium-Gallium-Arsenide, researchers from Harvard and Purdue Universities now can increase their height that makes them look like a christmas tree at the nano-scale level. Using the III-V-type material (so called after the third and fifth rows of the periodic table), it is shaped in the vertical 3-D structure that can move electrons at a faster rate than normal silicon level and do it smaller; 14 nano-meter size compared to 22+ nano-meter sizes. This new approach to "stacked" transistors will allow scientists to use faster computing applications and possibly allow '4-D' transistors later. The ultra-thin wires in the transistors now will be able retain electrical charge since they "leak" charge with standard silicon. "It's a preview of things to come in the 
semiconductor industry," said Peide "Peter" Ye, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University.

Future Tech: 3-D Transistors

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