Harvard researchers devised a rubber computer which could lead to all sort of wacky soft robotics.
No more fans for us!
Be like us, but not us.
So it begins.
They’ll have to face boiling acids and extreme pressures.
Omelette du RAM.
Don’t need a calculator to know that’s a lot.
Data is a girl’s best friend.
Hordes of zombie gadgets had something to do with it.
Science is getting closer to a computer that mimics the human brain.
I didn’t know they could do that.
Portable data storage, such as USB drives, might not be quite as useful or sought after as they once were but they remain an undeniably handy method to carry your data around.
From its first try, a computer can now draw handwritten characters from an unfamiliar language just as well as humans can.
“Please enter a strong password”, is now an ubiquitous greeting whenever we try to register online. Security experts advise we use long passwords at least 12 characters in length, which should include numbers, symbols, capital letters, and lower-case letters. Most websites nowadays force you to enter a password under some or all of these conditions. Moreover, the password shouldn’t contain dictionary words and combinations of dictionary words. Common substitution like “h0use” instead of “house” are also not recommended – these naive attempts will fool no automated hacking algorithm. So, what we end up at the end is a very strong password, like the website kindly asked (or forced) us to do. At the same time, it’s damn difficult if not impossible to remember. People end up endlessly hitting “recover password” or, far worse, write down their passwords in email or other notes on their computer which can easily be recovered by any novice hacker.
In 1847, at the tender age of 27, Ada Lovelace became the world’s first programmer, more than a hundred years before the first computer was actually introduced.
Material scientists at Oxford University, collaborating with experts from Karlsruhe, Munster and Exeter, have developed the world’s first light-based memory banks that can store data permanently. The device is build from simple materials, in use in CDs and DVDs today, and promises to dramatically improve the speed of modern computing.
A breakthrough in optical communications has been reported by Stanford engineers who used a complex algorithm to design a prism-like device that splits light into different colours (frequencies) and at right angles. This is the absolute first step towards building a circuit, and ultimately a computer, that uses light instead of wires to relay signals. This way, much more compact and
In an inspiring breakthrough, Stanford researchers have created the first ever working computer made entirely out of carbon nanotubes. The technology is still very infant, as the computer operates on just one bit of information, and can only count to 32. Theoretically, however, it can be scaled up to perform billions of operations given enough memory. With more refining, computers such