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MRAM: This innovation allows for storage which can last for a minimum of 20 years

We will no longer need to wait for our computers or laptops to boot up Innovative Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory technology enables bigger and longer lasting memory in electronic systems A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a … Continue reading

Viewing Where the Internet Goes

  Will 2014 be the year that the Internet is reined in? When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documents from computers around the world, his actions — and their still-reverberating consequences — heightened international pressure to control the network that has increasingly become the … Continue reading

Open access 2013: A year of gaining momentum

Was this the year open access for science reached critical mass? One hypothesis suggests that a transformative group needs to reach one-third to be prominent and persisting. Rogers’ theory on the diffusion of innovations that will eventually reach saturation level says the first 2.5% are innovators. By the time you get to 16% the phase … Continue reading

Attacking Fungal Infection, One of the World’s Major Killers

Rutgers’ David Perlin says the public and physicians alike know far too little Ask someone what the term ‘fungus’ brings to mind, and chances are it will be an image of something that smells or looks disgusting. Ask David Perlin, executive director of the Public Health Research Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and … Continue reading

New York among six U.S. states awarded drone test centers

The U.S. approved drone test centers in six states, including New York, as the start of research efforts to eventually allow civilian unmanned aircraft widespread access to the nation’s airways. The Federal Aviation Administration, after sifting through 25 applicants, also approved bids from Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia, it said in an emailed … Continue reading

Huddersfield University nanotechnology research finds big problems at the smallest scale

Scientists behind technologies at the tiniest scale may have new problems according to ‘surprising’ findings by Huddersfield University researchers Nanotechnology – the manipulation of matter at a molecular or atomic scale – is used to make microchips denser and smaller. The science, which modifies the very structure of what everything in the universe is composed … Continue reading

Democracy pays

Majority wants both punishment for tax evaders and things to go fine for themselves In relatively large communities, individuals do not always obey the rules and often exploit the willingness of others to cooperate. Institutions such as the police are there to provide protection from misconduct such as tax fraud. But such institutions don’t just … Continue reading

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots

An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory of a pioneer in the design of intelligent humanoid machines. The early roboticist, Hirochika Inoue, began work in the field almost a half-century ago at the University … Continue reading

Early Detection of Blinding Eye Disease Could be as Easy as Scanning a Barcode

A new optical device puts the power to detect eye disease in the palm of a hand. The tool—about the size of a hand-held video camera—scans a patient’s entire retina in seconds and could aid primary care physicians in the early detection of a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. … Continue reading

There Is A Giant Wind Farm Hiding Inside This Supertall Skyscraper

The 99-story Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta plans to generate all its own energy from wind, solar, and geothermal energy. When Indonesian energy company Pertamina decided to build a new headquarters, it went big: Not only is the design 99 stories high, but it will be the first supertall tower in the world to generate … Continue reading