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Tag Archives: computers
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
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
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
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
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
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