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Core Skill: <b>Programming</b><p>If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The …

Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers

The present size and speed limitations of computer processors and memory could be overcome by replacing silicon with 'phase-change materials' (PCMs), …

Physicists Are Making Solid Light

A team of researchers from Princeton University has started doing some very strange things with light. Instead of letting it zip by at incredibly …

Meet Germanene, Graphene's Newest 2-D Competitor

It's a single-atom-thick array of germanium atoms that could make for super fast transistors.<p>Guy Le Lay says he's working his way down the periodic table. In 2012, he was the senior scientist on a research team that was the first to prove it had created silicene, a one-atom-thick array of silicon …

Physicists build first 500 GHz photon switch

In their research, the engineers in the Photonic Systems Laboratory of UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute demonstrated that fast control becomes …

SanDisk's Mind-boggling New 512GB SD Card, Aimed at Video Pros, Costs $800

SanDisk announced at the IBC 2014 convention in Amsterdam that it is launching a new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, which it touts as the world’s highest capacity SD card.<p>It’s targeted to video pros shooting 4K Ultra High Definition (3840 x 2160p) video and Full HD video (1920 x …

LG says white OLED puts it a decade ahead of competitors

LG's investment in white OLED might be ready to pay off as the company achieves high production quantities for its 4K OLED TVs while competitors using RGB OLED still struggle to achieve viable yield levels to go mainstream with the screen technology.<p>Speaking with Ken Hong, LG's Global …

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New species of electrons can lead to better computing

Electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field could be the key to delivering next generation, low-energy …

'Last Supper' Papyrus May Be One of Oldest Christian Charms

A 1,500-year-old fragment of Greek papyrus with writing that refers to the biblical Last Supper and "manna from heaven" may be one of the oldest Christian amulets, say researchers. The fragment was likely folded up and worn inside a locket or pendant as a sort of protective charm, according to …

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In Hawaii, emergency declared as lava approaches subdivisions

Hawaiian officials called a state of emergency Thursday for portions of the Big Island after advancing lava from the Kilauea volcano came within a mile of a subdivision and threatened to cut off the major road serving the area.<p>“We are taking this step to ensure our residents have time to prepare …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …

Iceland Volcano Eruption: So Far, So Good

With fire fountains shooting into the sky, and languid slow-pouring lava, Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano is a made-for-TV eruption (click the link to watch a live stream).<p>For a country with countless stunning geological features, volcanoes like Bárðarbunga can be a boon for tourism. ”Usually …