Sources: BBCNews , Dailytech
Astronomers have found an enormous void in space that measures nearly a billion light-years across.
It is empty of both normal matter – such as galaxies and stars – and the mysterious “dark matter” that cannot be seen directly with telescopes.
Scientists claim that a galactic void this large is far from a normal occurrence.
Princeton notes that the PTM-UBT3S is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X.
The tiny device will be available in Japan this September for 2,480 yen ($22 USD)
TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony has developed an environmentally-friendly prototype battery that runs on sugars and that can generate enough electricity to power a music player and a pair of speakers, the Japanese company said.
Interesting article from Kirainet
At the beginning of 2001 Suica IC card started to work in Japan, it is an e-money card based on IC technology exploited by JR (Japan Railways). At the beginning it was used only to pay train travles, but nowadays you can use it in many traditional shops, convenience stores and even vending machines.
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Toshiba just released a 16 GB SD card in Japan, and very soon a 32 GB model for 520 euro.
Scientists use pulses of light to dramatically accelerate quantum computers
Source: BBC News
Neutron star artwork, Image: Casey Reed/Penn State
Neutron stars form when massive stars exhaust their fuel
Astronomers have spotted a space oddity in Earth’s neighbourhood – a dead star with some unusual characteristics.
The TILE64 processor contains 64 full-featured, programmable cores and, according to Tilera, delivers 10 times the performance and 30 times the performance-per-watt of the Intel dual-core Xeon; and 40 times the performance of the leading Texas Instruments DSP. Initial target markets for the TILE64 processor include the embedded networking and digital multimedia markets.
The researchers were able to construct a method of turning body heat into electricity using the same principal as thermoelectric generators (TEG) made from semi-conductor elements. TEGs extract electricity from the temperature difference between a hot and cold environment.
Travelling faster than light also, in theory, turns back time. According to conventional physics, an astronaut moving beyond light speed would arrive at his destination before leaving.
But two German physicists claim to have forced light to overcome its own speed limit using the strange phenomenon of quantum tunnelling, in which particles summon up the energy to cross an apparently uncrossable barrier.
It’s pretty simple, when a plugged in device doesn’t need energy for over 3 minutes, then its power will be cut, as a result,the more things you plug in, the more energy you save and this is automatic, just plug your things in and let it roll!
A team of physicists has teleported data over a distance of 89 miles from the Canary Island of La Palma to the neighbouring island of Tenerife, which is 10 times further than the previous attempt at teleportation through free space.