Archive: 12/09/2012

Learning from sand castles to build future chips

In the United States, data centers already consume two percent of the electricity available with consumption doubling every five years. In theory, at this rate, a supercomputer in the year 2050 will require the entire production ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Semiconductors
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Much more to happy retirement than money

(Phys.org)—One of the most common questions people ask when planning for their retirement is how much money they will need, but a more pertinent question is to consider how they want to live, says UNSW  psychologist and ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Astronauts going underground

ESA's CAVES training programme began its second phase last Friday as six astronauts ventured into the Sardinian caves in Italy that are their home this week. CAVES mimics elements of spaceflight to prepare astronauts and ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Last look at weather satellite

(Phys.org)—As preparations for the launch of Europe's latest weather satellite continue on track, the team in Kazakhstan has said farewell to MetOp-B as it was sealed in the Soyuz rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 16:28 ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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