Study shows chewing gum helps you focus on tasks requiring continuous monitoring.
Everything in your computer is more or less 2D. You've got graphics cards, processors, and memory that are all effectively silicon pancakes. IBM thinks that's all just a big waste of a dimension, and they're working commercial deployment of a decidedly three-dimensional Hybrid Memory Cube.
Remember the last time you walked into a room and forgot what you were there for? Absurd lack of parallelism aside, it's something we all experience, and apparently it isn't just some random occurrence. A team of researchers in the state of Indiana say there's a bona fide, scientific reason for it.
Before you go out and buy a fancy and expensive new computer with an SSD and a bunch of DRAM inside it, take a minute and listen to HP explain how they're going to have a new technology competing against flash memory in a year and a half, and they're planning on rendering DRAM and SRAM obsolete by 2015.
It's only been in the last few years that things like mental pictures and memories as signals in our brain have become accessible, measurable, and even recordable. An article in Nature this week reveals how memories are actually quantized into little sub-second chunks, and the researchers did it by 'teleporting' rats.
So, you think spending all day on the Internet hasn't changed the way your brain works? Think again! A new study has shown that using the Internet affects how we remember things.
You know what's wrong with computer memory these days? If you said, "it's not enough like Jell-O," then you seriously need to get your priorities straight. But so do some researchers from NCSU, who have gone and developed "a memory device with the physical properties of Jell-O."
The age of flash memory might be nearing a close even before those sexy SSDs really hit the mainstream market, as IBM has just announced that they've figured out a way to make phase-change memory a commercial reality within five years. What's in it for you? Well, how does accessing your data about a hundred times faster sound?
This petri dish contains an artificial brain consisting of about 60 rat neurons. It's not much, but that doesn't stop the brain from having about 12 seconds worth of working memory, which is probably just long enough for it to start wondering what the heck it's doing in a petri dish anyway.
By converting some of the wires inside memory chips into carbon nanotubes, researchers say that they could boost the battery life of cell phones and laptops and other mobile electronics by a factor of 100.