Scientists at the Canadian Light Source are on the forefront of battery technology using cheaper materials with higher energy and better recharging rates that make them ideal for electric vehicles (...
"The power efficiency of computing has improved by a factor of a billion from the ENIAC computer of the 1950s to today’s handheld devices. Fundamental physics indicates that it should be possible to compute even another billion times more efficiently. That would put the power of all of today’s present computers in the palm of your hand. That says to me that the age of computing really hasn’t even begun yet." ~ R. STANLEY WILLIAMS
Fact of the day
In 2007, the National Academy of Sciences issued a “weird life” report cautioning NASA not to be so focused on water. It told the space agency that “as the search for life in the solar system expands, it is important to know what exactly to search for.