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Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.

It is unlikely to become an immediate replacement for electricity because the crystals have to be cooled to below minus 272.15C — just above absolute zero — to be conducting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:25 PM | Tags (8) | discovery | electricity | magnetic | magnetricity | magnets | physics | science | timesonline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Seven mad-made substances that laugh in the face of psychics.Seven mad-made substances that laugh in the face of psychics.

Everything you ever wanted to know about substances you probably didn't know about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:59 AM | Tags (4) | cracked | substances | science | physics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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