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Back to the black stuff?

Back to the black stuff?

"A vinyl recording is probably the closest you can get to hearing what the original artist intended us to hear" Since 2007 something has been stirring or rather revolving. Vinyl sales having been on the brink of extinction have been steadily climbing. The...

Obama’s supercomputer order gets a step closer

Obama’s supercomputer order gets a step closer

"A modern supercomputer’s electricity bill can easily top £60 million pounds" Back in July 2015, Obama put executive orders out for the USA to build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025, this order created the National Strategic Computing Initiative....

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  • New report offers blueprint for regulation of...
    on September, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    A new report outlines a model law for facial recognition technology to protect against harmful use of this technology, but also foster innovation for public benefit.

  • New research can help electric utilities account...
    on September, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Researchers have devised a method to determine the impact of climate change on the supply and variability of local renewable energy. An increase in unusual weather patterns related to climate change means the demand for power and the availability of solar, hydro and wind energy can all become more […]

  • Catalytic process with lignin could enable 100%...
    on September, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    An underutilized natural resource could be just what the airline industry needs to curb carbon emissions. Researchers report success in using lignin as a path toward a drop-in 100% sustainable aviation fuel. Lignin makes up the rigid parts of the cell walls of plants. Other parts of plants are used […]

  • Powerful Bragg reflector with ultrahigh...
    on September, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Researchers report the development of ultrahigh refractive index metamaterials which are integrated with a low refractive index polymer producing distributed Bragg reflector (DBR). The highest refractive index in the visible and near-infrared regions was reported. The new technology is applicable […]

  • Ending a 50-year mystery, scientists reveal how...
    on September, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Researchers used cryo-electron microscopy to reveal the structure of bacteria's 'propellers' in near atomic detail.

  • Casting shadows on solar cells connected in series
    on September, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Even small objects, such as dust and leaves, can block sunlight from reaching solar cells, and understanding how the loss of incoming radiation affects power output is essential for optimizing photovoltaic technology. Researchers explore how different shade conditions impact performance of single […]

Header Banner: Speed is the name of the game. The DarkDrug logo shows an Intel Xeon microchip die. Xeon is a brand of x86 microprocessors designed, manufactured, and marketed by Intel, targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system markets. It was introduced in June 1998. The advent ofoptical fibre cable has allowed the speed of data transmission to reach dizzy heights (shown in the DarkDrug logo). The field of applied science and engineering concerned with the design and application of optical fibers is known as fibre optics. The term was coined by Indian physicist Narinder Singh Kapany, who is widely acknowledged as the father of fibre optics.

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