Sergio Alejandro González

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Rick Dickinson, designer of Sinclair home computers, dies

The designer of the Sinclair Spectrum home computer, Rick Dickinson, has died of cancer in the US.<p>Dickinson joined Sinclair Research, a British consumer electronics company founded by the inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, in 1979 after graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic’s industrial design …

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Physicists Are Freaking Out About Gravitational Waves and You Should Too

After five months of keeping their stupendous discovery under wraps, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) are …

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

Solar Energy Pops Up in Unexpected Places

Golf courses, landfills, and parka pockets become unlikely power sources with the advent of smarter solar.<p>Breathtaking desert expanses of panels and mirrors mark solar energy's growth, but renewables' next wave won't be confined to dusty no-man's-land. As researchers find new ways to make solar …

Google's staring down the barrel of a Russian antitrust probe

It's only been two days since Russian search giant Yandex accused Google of anticompetitive mobile shenanigans, and the country's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has already leapt into action. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported earlier today that Russia's antitrust body is kicking off a probe …

Towards more efficient solar cells

A layer of silicon nanocrystals and erbium ions may help solar cells to extract more energy from the ultraviolet (UV, high-energy) part of the solar …

New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing

Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming …

Is funding the most serious threat facing science today?

In every profession, good management practices and appropriate administration are essential for success, and science is no exception. However, as I sat and puzzled over how I would write a “progress report” for a project that had not yet begun, it occurred to me that things are spiraling out of …