Improving flash memory: New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap
(Phys.org) —New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature today.
Scholar traces cultural history of obsession with youth
How old are you? There's the biological answer, of course, but a cultural perspective gives us another way to respond. If we believe Robert Harrison, a professor of Italian literature at Stanford, people ...
New materials for more powerful solar cells
Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells—as recently demonstrated by Professor Federico Rosei and his team at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research ...
Samsung wobbles but stays its ground
Buffeted by sliding profits and emboldened competitors, mighty Samsung Electronics is looking unusually vulnerable these days, but analysts say its financial muscle and product diversity make "crisis" talk ...
There and back again: Extending optical storage lifetime by retrieving photon echoes from semiconductor spin excitations
Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges
Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.
Kickstarter suspends privacy router campaign
Samsung starts mass production of industry's first 3-bit 3D V-NAND flash memory
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry's first 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory, for use in solid state drives (SSDs).
Sk Hynix logs all-time high Q3 earnings
SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, reported Thursday a record high quarterly net profit for the three months to September on strong sales and currency earnings.
Memory reformat planned for Opportunity Mars rover
(Phys.org) —An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory.
Freescale introduces world's smallest integrated tire pressure monitoring system
Freescale Semiconductor today introduced the FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family, which is the smallest integrated package TPMS solution available at an extremely light weight of 0.3 grams. ...
Rock-dwelling microbes remove methane from deep sea
Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new ...
App to remotely wipe phones leaves police in tech arms race with thieves
Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side ...
iWorm hack shows Macs are vulnerable too
The computer operating systems and applications we use today have often evolved over many years, decades even, and contain tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code. Flaws in that code – and there will ...