Laser Pulses Could Speed Up Computing

Researchers say they have proof-of-concept of an approach that could dramatically speed up computer processing. As seems to be the case with 90 percent of technological advances these days, it involves graphene. The University of Rochester researchers were trying to find a faster way to use logic gates, the physical component in a processor that […]

The Most Horrible Parasite: The Dreadful Naegleria Fowleri Brain Eating Amoeba

A war has been going on for billions of years that breeds well armed monsters who struggle with other monsters for survival. Having no particular interest in us, most of them are relatively harmless, as our immune systems deal with their weapons handily. But there are exceptions. Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that not only […]

Why Science is NOT ‘Just a Theory’ [Video]

Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the fanciful theories of an imaginative raconteur, and this quirk of semantics can lead to an […]

Locked-In Man ‘Speaks’ Through Brain Activity

A man in a completely “locked in” state has successfully communicated with his carers and family through brain signals alone. The technology worked without requiring even the eye movements of similar systems for people with near-complete paralysis. The German man has a variant of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has gradually damaged his motor neurons […]

Waste Nerd Answers Garbage Questions From Twitter

From Wired: Everyone’s favorite garbage nerd, Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, is here to answer the internet’s burning (well, maybe we’ll ease up on the burning) questions about waste. Why don’t we just throw all our garbage into a volcano? What does zero waste actually mean? Does recycling actually do anything? Meredith answers all these questions and much, […]