Minter92 writes "It seems that one of the key features of the kindle fire, the cloud accelerated browsing, actually slows down the browser speed.
"The only problem is that, over two weeks after the Fire first shipped, our tests show that the Silk browser is a lot faster with its acceleration feature disabled. What’s going on?"" Link to Original Source top
Minter92 writes "The National Science Board has approved a resolution authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the acquisition and deployment of the world's most powerful "leadership-class" supercomputer. The NSB has recommended that NSF select the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NCSA, in collaboration with IBM and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation, to design, deploy, and operate this petascale system. A final decision will be announced in late summer or early fall." Link to Original Source top
Minter92 writes "Researches are working on a process that involves making nanometer level cuts in the surface of silicon to store data. These cuts result in the altering of the atomic bonds of the silicon molecules. Through the manipulation of these bond changes it will be possible to store "information at a factor a million times denser than the storage capacity of a conventional CD-ROM." Though this technology is a ways off for practical use it holds a lot of promise. Read the fuller explanation."