CPNABEND (742114) writes "Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries. According to the researchers, this is not simply an evolutionary step in battery tech, “It’s a new enabling technology it breaks the normal paradigms of energy sources. It’s allowing us to do different, new things.”" Link to Original Source top
CPNABEND (742114) writes "Boffins in Taiwan and the University of California predict that nanoscale CMOS memory could soon be on its way after research showed nanodot memory operating 10 to 100 times faster than current RAM. The electro-optics researchers also emphasised that they had used materials that are compatible with mainstream integrated circuit technologies..." Link to Original Source top
CPNABEND (742114) writes "This is a very entertaining description of what really happened in the Iran Nuke facilities:
"In the 20th century, this would have been a job for James Bond.
The mission: Infiltrate the highly advanced, securely guarded enemy headquarters where scientists in the clutches of an evil master are secretly building a weapon that can destroy the world. Then render that weapon harmless and escape undetected.
But in the 21st century, Bond doesn't get the call. Instead, the job is handled by a suave and very sophisticated secret computer worm, a jumble of code called Stuxnet, which in the last year has not only crippled Iran's nuclear program but has caused a major rethinking of computer security around the globe."
CPNABEND (742114) writes "I am trying to fix the Wife's machine — And Ad-Aware has gone to some really stupid "Subscribe to our sponsor offer, and we will let you have it" model. Is there something as well or better?
I am used to SPYBOT, Ad-Aware, rinse and repeat strategy. I need another strategy, apparently." top
CPNABEND (742114) writes "Retired microbiologist Diana Westmoreland is no stranger to technology — except when it comes to computers.
"The programs are intimidating. The language that's used is a foreign one to me," said Westmoreland, who lives near Cardiff, Wales. "I'm the sort of person who, when something crashes, apologizes to the screen."
The problem, says consultant David Platt, lies not with the user but with the programmers, who just don't think like the people who use their products.
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