Physicists predict behavior of rare materials at near-room temperature
(Phys.org) —New theoretical physics research reveals rare materials that possess both controllable magnetic and electric polarization properties at near-room temperatures.
SanDisk buys storage rival Fusion-io for $1.6 bn (Update)
US computer storage company SanDisk said Monday it was buying flash memory firm Fusion-io for $1.6 billion.
Shape-memory alloys for the building industry
When the frame of a pair of glasses is bent out of shape, it's not that easy to return it to its original form. If, however, your spectacles are made of a shape memory alloy then you don't have a problem. ...
Researchers create nanoscale structure for computer chips that could yield higher-performance memory
(Phys.org) —Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability.
Samsung introduces new branded SSD lineup for data centers
Samsung Electronics today introduced the Samsung 845DC EVO Solid State Drives (SSD), adding a new SSD line designed for use in data centers to its award-winning memory portfolio.
@millennials wary of @twitter, #MSU study finds
A new study indicates young adults have a healthy mistrust of the information they read on Twitter.
Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis
A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to ...
Toshiba, SanDisk to mass produce high-power '3D' memory
Japan's Toshiba is teaming up with US chip giant SanDisk to produce a "3D" memory chip they hope will allow users to save up to 50 hours of ultra-high definition video.
Transistors that wrap around tissues: New implanted devices may reshape medicine
(Phys.org) —Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, ...
Atomic mechanism for historic materials transformation
(Phys.org) —SLAC-led researchers have made the first direct measurements of a small and extremely rapid atomic rearrangement, associated with a class called martensitic transformations, that dramatically ...
Toshiba starts mass production of world's first 15nm NAND flash memories
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world's first 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production ...
SK Hynix posts Q1 surge in net profit
South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said Thursday its first-quarter net profit surged nearly 350 percent from the previous year on a spike in sales of PC memory chips.
Google online maps go back in time
Google on Wednesday added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings.
Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture
The computer is one of the most complex machines ever devised and most of us only ever interact with its simplest features. For each keystroke and web-click, thousands of instructions must be communicated ...