Half-a-loaf method can improve magnetic memories
Chinese scientists have shown that magnetic memory, logic and sensor cells can be made faster and more energy efficient by using an electric, not magnetic, field to flip the magnetization of the sensing layer only about halfway, ...
Computer chip that computes probabilities and not logic
Ask Not for Whom the Bridge Tolls
(PhysOrg.com) -- Louise Nelson Dyble was a small-town girl from the mountains of northeastern Washington state when she first saw the San Francisco Bay Area bridges. They blew her away.
New method to make gallium arsenide solar cells
Vaccine body supports WHO action on pneumonia
(AP) -- A global vaccine group says the World Health Organization will pass an important resolution later this week to step up efforts against pneumonia.
DNA could be backbone of next generation logic chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world's entire output of silicon chips in a month.
New evidence for quantum Darwinism found in quantum dots
New 'green' technologies make die castings stronger
Conventional die castings can be made stronger using new, more environmentally friendly technologies developed by CSIRO.
PC maker, inspiration for Microsoft dies in Ga. (Update)
(AP) -- Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, a developer of an early personal computer that inspired Bill Gates to found Microsoft, died Thursday in Georgia. He was 68.
Basic quantum computing circuit built
(PhysOrg.com) -- Exerting delicate control over a pair of atoms within a mere seven-millionths-of-a-second window of opportunity, physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison created an atomic circuit that may help quantum ...
TED takes on 'What the world needs now'
Let the mind-bending begin! A TED conference that attracts brilliant minds and challenges them to solve humanity's ills got underway Tuesday in the southern California city of Long Beach.
Record performance of dual-gate organic TFT-based RFID circuit
At today's International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), Holst Centre, Imec and TNO present a dual-gate-based organic RFID chip with record data rate and lowest reported operating voltage. For the ...
Gates makes $10 billion vaccines pledge
(AP) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines and bring them to the world's poorest countries, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said ...
Bill Gates says innovation can leverage change
(AP) -- The needs of the poor are greater than the money available to help them, but that's not enough to discourage Bill Gates in his work as co-chair of the world's largest charitable foundation.