Upgrading Your PC: Tips and Tricks for Improving Performance and Extending the Life of Your Computer. Personal computers have become an essential part of our daily lives, from work to entertainment, and everything in between. But as time goes on, the performance of your computer may start to decline, and you may start to wonder whether it’s time to … Read More
Computer hardware from the early days of room-sized mainframes to the pocket-size computers of today, the history of computer hardware has been marke by remarkable innovation and rapid evolution. This article takes a retrospective look at the key developments and advancements that have shaped the world of computing.
The Early Days: Mainframes and Minicomputers
In the 1950s and 60s, the … Read More
Placental malaria as a consequence of Plasmodium falciparum infections can lead to severe complications for both mother and child. Each year, placental malaria causes nearly 200,000 newborn deaths, mainly due to low birth weight, as well as 10,000 maternal deaths. Placental malaria results from parasite-infected red blood cells that get stuck within tree-like branch structures that make up the placenta.… Read More
Quantum computers and communication devices work by encoding information into individual or entangled photons, enabling data to be quantum securely transmitted and manipulated exponentially faster than is possible with conventional electronics. Now, quantum researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have demonstrated a method for encoding vastly more information into a single photon, opening the door to even faster and more … Read More
There has been a lot of buzz about quantum computers and for good reason. The futuristic computers are designed to mimic what happens in nature at microscopic scales, which means they have the power to better understand the quantum realm and speed up the discovery of new materials, including pharmaceuticals, environmentally friendly chemicals, and more. However, experts say viable quantum … Read More
From a box of Cracker Jack to The Da Vinci Code, everybody enjoys deciphering secret messages. But biomedical engineers at Duke University have taken the decoder ring to place it’s never been before — the patterns created by bacterial colonies.
Depending on the initial conditions used, such as nutrient levels and space constraints, bacteria tend to grow in specific ways.