A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
"It’s only got 178 transistors,
but it’s an important proof-of-concept that’s poised to keep Moore’s Law right on track. The breakthrough, in which a basic computer was powered by microscopic chains of carbon atoms, means we may have finally found a viable alternative to silicon chips."
The FEI winner
(Electron Microscopy) is 'Microcanyon - microcrack after bending test'. The other images
are just as amazing.
The re-invention of silk
"For a millennium, traders brought silk fabrics from the Far East along the Silk Road to Europe, where the beautiful yet tough material was fashioned into dazzling clothes. Today bioengineers (video interview)
are infusing the natural protein fibers spun by silkworms with enzymes and semiconductors. They are processing the modified strands under varying temperature, shear and acidic conditions to create novel materials
with remarkable properties."
(trained to kill cancer cells) [more inside]
is a designer, with some interesting "what if" technology ideas, including a nanotech computer interface
and an ultra-thin electronic picture frame
The Tata Nano (pic)
is a car that costs less new than the amount I've spent on gas during single car trips, recently announced to the auto market in India. The Chery QQ ^
, widely exported
, and recognized as the Hostage Taker's Vehicle of Choice
by China Car Times, is the runner-up for the world's cheapest car but is still approximately twice as expensive.
Yes indeed, the price of gas is not
going to come back down. So much for my coast-to-coast road trips. [more inside]
raises lowers the bar.
Apparently 1.5 nanometers
is all that is needed for a 0 or a 1. This advance
in data storage technology is a ways off from making an impact in chip construction, but allows for storage that is 1/8 the size of CMOS's wildest dreams. Neat. via ZDNet
As the Pentagon ousts plans to turn insects into cyber war machines
you'd be forgiven for asking the question: Where does the real digital end
and the faked life begin?
Are we simulating life synthetically
? or just speeding up
an entirely natural process
? Technologically engineered life is here to stay
. Its not far fetched to speculate
may become all there is.
Own an iPod/Nano? These uber-kool mittens rock!!!
Cozy and stylish! I want a pair... and I don't even own an iPod! heh! Comes with knitting instructions
How Much Abuse Can the new iPod Nano Take? Ars Technica
digs deep and finds out just how much abuse the Nano can take (Hint: alot
) before the music stops. And then performs an autopsy
Warning, do not click link if the abuse of electronic items makes you queasy or sad.
I want to be injected with respirocytes.
They're little mechanical devices that do the same job as your red blood cells, but they're 236 times more efficient.
This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time, and could certainly be very useful. Among the examples they give for people who could benefit are firefighters (too much smoke? just hold your breath!), deep sea divers (tune the respirocytes to remove N2, and no more long decompression times), and choking victims (this one should be obvious).