Day: August 10, 2010
Plastic Computer Memory Device That Utilizes Electron Spin to Read and Write Data
Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first plastic computer memory device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data. An alternative to traditional microelectronics, so-called “spintronics” could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power. In the August 2010 issue of the journal Nature Materials, … Read more
The Best Oligarchy Money can Buy
The symbiotic connection between government and business is reaching alarming levels in light of recent evidence, indicating that government officials and business executives are increasingly one and the same. Consider the evidence that’s recently come to light. A recent study by the Washington Post finds that “three of every four gas and oil lobbyists [have] … Read more
Are Astronomers’ Pictures Of The Galaxy Too Much Like Art?
An urban legend has developed over the years that the colors in modern astronomical photos are made up in a paint-by-numbers game by publicity-hungry astronomers. Link