Items tagged with New Mexico

A new American city is set to take form in the New Mexico desert, and at first glance, nothing really seems to be amiss. Tentatively called CITE, the city measures roughly 15 square miles in size and could support a population of around 35,000. Littered throughout the city will be single-family homes, multi-story office buildings in an office district, agricultural land, residential streets and even a highway along its outskirts. However, no one will live in this city — it is simply being used a test bed for future technology innovations that run the gamut from autonomous vehicle testing to home automation to alternative energy sources to alternative methods for constructing disaster-resistant... Read more...
It appears that one man’s trash is, indeed, another man’s treasure as bids for old, dirty, and crumpled up Atari 2600 games on Ebay have exceeded $500. Thousands of Atari games were buried in Alamogordo, New Mexico and, after being buried for 30 years, were dug up and are now being sold on Ebay that includes copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Defender, Asteroids, and other classic games. The games are being sold through the Tularosa Basin Historical society on Ebay. Right now, only 100 cartridges are being auctioned off on Ebay to get a sense of how much they’ll go for with plans to sell around 700 to 800 more. Games such as Asteroids, Missile Command, Warlords, and Star... Read more...
Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site Fab 11X Retooled to Become Intel's Fourth Factory for Next Generation, 45 Nanometer Technology RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's next generation 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company's fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second half of next year. Marking one of the biggest advancements in fundamental transistor design in 40 years, Intel's 45nm high-k and metal gate process consists... Read more...