Optical random access memory: Parts of images can be selectively retrieved from an atomic gas
(Phys.org) —The sequence of images that constitute Hollywood movies can be stored handily on solid-state media such as magnetic tape or compact diskettes. At the Joint Quantum Institute images can be stored ...
New microscope measures nanomagnet property vital to 'spintronics' (w/ video)
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new microscope able to view and measure an important but elusive property of the nanoscale magnets used in an advanced, experimental form ...
Researchers find way to boost WiFi performance 400-700 percent
As many WiFi users know, WiFi performance is often poor in areas where there are a lot of users, such as airports or coffee shops. But researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new software program, ...
'Memristors' based on transparent electronics offer technology of the future
(Phys.org)—The transparent electronics that were pioneered at Oregon State University may find one of their newest applications as a next-generation replacement for some uses of non-volatile flash memory, a multi-billion ...
Innovation promises to cut massive power use at big data companies in a flash
Big data needs big power. The server farms that undergird the Internet run on a vast tide of electricity. Even companies that have invested in upgrades to minimize their eco-footprint use tremendous amounts: ...
New 'FeTRAM' is promising computer memory technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing a new type of computer memory that could be faster than the existing commercial memory and use far less power than flash memory devices.
OrbiTouch keyboard: Removing the barriers of autism
Autism can build a wall of poor communication between those struggling with the condition and their families. While a personal computer can help bridge the divide, the distraction and complexity of a keyboard ...
Future computers that are 'normally off': Spintronics-based technology may replace volatile memory
If a research team in Japan gets its wish, "normally off" computers may one day soon be replacing present computers in a move that would both eliminate volatile memory, which requires power to maintain stored ...
Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say
Amid much speculation on the future of the "smartwatch," the consensus is growing: the time is right.
US Patent Office denies 'iPad Mini' trademark
The US Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for a trademark to safeguard its widely popular iPad mini tablet, saying the case to own the phrase was too weak.
Engineers develop new magnetoelectric computer memory
(Phys.org)—By using electric voltage instead of a flowing electric current, researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made major improvements to an ultra-fast, high-capacity class ...
Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day (Update)
Americans clicked away on their computers and smartphones for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history.
British firm develops 'cheapest wireless tablet'
A British technology company claims to have developed the world's least expensive computer tablet for wireless Internet access.
Physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture
A new paradigm in quantum information processing has been demonstrated by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. Their results are published in this week's issue of Science Express online.