Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories
The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven ...
A hard drive from space: Hidden magnetic messages uncovered
The dying moments of an asteroid's magnetic field have been successfully captured by researchers, in a study that offers a tantalising glimpse of what may happen to the Earth's magnetic core billions of years ...
Dutch hi-tech group ASML profits leap 18 percent
Dutch company ASML, which makes computer chip-making systems and is seen as a global hi-tech bellwether, on Wednesday announced a 2014 profit leap of 18 percent to 1.2 billion euros, driven by sales in the memory sector.
Mars rover Opportunity climbs to high point on rim
After completing two drives this week, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has paused to photograph the panoramic vista from the highest point the rover has reached during its 40 months of exploring ...
Opportunity rover takes in view from top of Martian hill
NASA's Opportunity rover is soaking in the view from its perch atop a Martian hill as engineers continue to fix a problem with its computer memory.
Thermal memory thrives at extremely high temperatures
NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars Rover's amnesia
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years - after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran ...
Facebook 'year in review' feature painful for some
Facebook wanted to delight its users by compiling each member's "year in review"—but inadvertently revived painful memories for some who suffered tragic events in 2014.
Opportunity rover struggles with flash memory problems
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, also known as "Oppy", is continuing its traverse southward on the western rim of Endeavour Crater despite computer resets and "amnesia" that have occurred after reformatting ...
Samsung starts mass production of industry's first 8 gigabit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM
Samsung Electronics announced today that it has started mass producing the industry's first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company's leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. ...
Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.
Explainer: What is 4-D printing?
Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is 30 years old this year. Today, it's found not just in industry but in households, as the price of 3D printers has fallen below US$1,000. Knowing you can p ...
Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options
What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.
Brain structures devoted to learning, memory highly conserved in animal kingdom, suggesting common evolutionary origin
Whether you're cramming for an exam or just trying to remember where you put your car keys, learning and memory are critical functions that we constantly employ in daily life.