Power/Performance Bits: Oct. 1

First Computer Based On Carbon Nanotubes Pointing toward a new generation of energy-efficient electronics, a team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes (CNT), a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips. People have been talking ... » read more

Boson Hunting

By Ed Sperling It’s not the “God particle” or anything even remotely connected to the formation of the universe. But in particle physics, the powerful forces that keep the tiny particles in an atom confined to a very small space are now coming into much better focus. [caption id="attachment_5772" align="alignnone" width="640"] Source: Cern.ch[/caption] The reason is a combination o... » read more

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