Tag Archives: computers

Ending Moore’s Law and Beginning Quantum Computing

Though most people are familiar with Murphy’s Law – whatever can go wrong, will go wrong – a lot of folks are probably much less familiar with Moore’s Law. That one states that the number of transistors that can be … Continue reading

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Self-Rewiring Computers: The Next Big Thing?

The progress computers have made in the past five decades is astounding. From giant, room-sized calculators that have less computational power than today’s graphing calculators used by high schoolers everywhere to today’s nano-scaled, silicon-based super processors, the field has come … Continue reading

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Fast Frirday Four (September 23)

A New Reason for Childhood Obesity A new study reported by the University of Illinois identifies another reason for childhood obesity – one that I had never really thought of before. Crime. The researchers asked children from two middle schools … Continue reading

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Electronic Hospital Tats > Prison Tats

In the not-too-distant-future, there’s a very good chance you’ll be leaving with a tattoo. No, hospitals aren’t going to resort to tattoo artistry in order to raise funds to pay for the climbing cost of healthcare. The tattoos will be … Continue reading

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Fast Friday Four (July 22)

Sleep Not an All-or-Nothing Event Finally, a good use for epilepsy patients! In order to monitor the sources of seizures of 13 patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, doctors implanted 129 electrodes into 8 to 12 regions of … Continue reading

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Fast Friday Four (July 9)

Vortex Nanodomains and Such In typical computer memory, information is stored digitally in the binary language of ones and zeroes. The question of how to store a one or a zero, however, can be varied. Again, traditionally this is done … Continue reading

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Fast Friday Four (July 1)

A Bugged Antenna Antennas are tricky things to build. Due to some complex laws of physics, they typically have to be roughly about the same size as the wavelength of the signal it’s trying to pick up. Otherwise, the antenna … Continue reading

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Spin It; Spin It Good

There are plenty of things in this world that I just can’t wrap my brain around no matter how much I read about the subject. It just baffles me. Quantum mechanics is one of those things. Take, for example, the electron. … Continue reading

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