• Web & Social Media Archiving – PageFreezer Explainer Video
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    Web & Social Media Archiving – PageFreezer Explainer Video

    Your organization is a content machine. Web sites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram. You keep churning it out … New web pages, new posts, new videos, new infographics. More content, more channels, more, more, more. That’s great! Except for one thing. You have to keep track of it ALL. All of it is considered business communications and there are strict rules and laws on retaining a proper and defensible record of everything your organization publishes. You might be a Public company and need to comply with SEC regulations. Or, a financial firm who need to follow FINRA regulations. Or, a government agency that has open records requirements. Whether…

  • Map of Computer Science
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    Map of Computer Science

    We built computers to expand our brains. Originally scientists build computers to solve arithmetic, but they turned out to be incredibly useful for many other things as well: running the entire internet, lifelike graphics, artificial brains or simulating the Universe, but amazingly all of it boils down to just flipping zeros and ones. Computers have become smaller and more powerful at an incredible rate. There is more computing power in your cell phone then there was in the entire world in the mid 60s. And the entire Apollo moon landing could have been run on a couple of Nintendos. Computer science is the subject that studies what computers can do.…

  • The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level
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    The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level

    We’re suiting up to take you inside a clean room that’s building an engineering marvel that’ll push the entire electronics industry to the next frontier. They’re both amazing machines and scary machines. There’s an enormous amount of complexity with them. There’s an enormous number of things that can potentially go wrong. It’s something that you don’t necessarily sleep well at night, just having the machine on your floor. It’s about the size of a school bus, weighing over 180,000 kilograms, with over 100,000 parts, and 3,000 interlocking cables. Pop the hood and you’ll see lasers shooting tiny droplets of tin, generating plasma that’ll get collected and reflected by a series of mirrors,…

  • The Map of Physics
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    The Map of Physics

    So physics is a huge subject that covers many different topics going from galaxies in the depths of space right down to subatomic particles. And if you don’t already know physics its difficult sometimes to see how all these different subjects are related to each other. So this is my attempt to show that in a map, so this is the map of physics. I hope you enjoy it. Physics can be broadly broken down in to three main parts: Classical Physics, Quantum Physics, and Relativity. We’ll start with classical physics and a good person to start with is Issac Newton. His laws of motion describe how everything made of…

  • Quantum supremacy: A three minute guide
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    Quantum supremacy: A three minute guide

    Google claims it has reached a key milestone: using a quantum computer to complete a task that a classical computer couldn’t manage, achieving what they call ‘quantum supremacy’. This would be the first time that a quantum computer has definitively beaten the best conventional computer. But it’s something that physicists have been trying to do for years. Although not everyone is convinced that a normal computer would find this particular task impossible, it certainly seems like the quantum processor solves it faster. The task is a calculation that is not very useful. It was designed just to demonstrate quantum supremacy and was made to be especially difficult for normal computers…

  • Goodbye Silicon! Your Next Computer Chip Could Be Made of Gallium Oxide
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    Goodbye Silicon! Your Next Computer Chip Could Be Made of Gallium Oxide

    Sending astronauts to space used to take a computer the size of a washing machine. Now? That same computational might can be packed into something as small as an iPad! But as we aim for smaller devices, we’re hitting a threshold…our current materials and techniques may not allow us to continue to progress at this pace. Because of this we’re being pushed in new and exciting directions, like innovating the very stuff computers are made of: goodbye silicon, hello gallium oxide. Traditionally, computer chips have been made out of silicon–hence the name ‘silicon valley’. A computer chip transistor needs to be conductive, because it needs to be able to pass…

  • Did Google Just Achieve ‘Quantum Supremacy’?
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    Did Google Just Achieve ‘Quantum Supremacy’?

    Quantum computers are on the horizon, and they’ve been stuck there for quite some time. All the theoretical advantages they promise over classical computers, like speeding up drug development, helping to manufacture room temperature superconductors, and cracking encryption remain just that: theoretical. However, a leaked paper from Google claims that for the first time a quantum computer used its unique quantum properties to absolutely dominate a classical computer in a specific task, demonstrating what’s known as “quantum supremacy.” The paper was posted in September of 2019 on NASA’s website, since NASA and Google are collaborating on the project. Almost as suddenly as it appeared, it was taken down again. But…

  • Are Those Your Lips or Feet? How Your Brain Rewires Itself After Amputation
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    Are Those Your Lips or Feet? How Your Brain Rewires Itself After Amputation

    Even though it looks like a random, bumpy mess, your brain is incredibly organized. Your brain has its own version of google maps for navigating the world around it — but just how flexible are these maps to changes? Every sound you can hear or touch you can feel is because neurons in a specific part of your brain are firing. Our brains are organized “topographically”so that we can keep track of where things are happening, … that means we can tell the difference between a touch on the arm or a touch on the face. By observing people’s brains in different imaging machines, neuroscientists have largely mapped out touch,…

  • Lightwave valleytronics might be the key to quantum computing
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    Lightwave valleytronics might be the key to quantum computing

    A major challenge in quantum computing has been designing a system that can operate at room temperature. Lightwave valleytronics, which uses intense lightwaves and the momentum of electrons to process logic, could be a solution. It starts with a 2-dimensional semiconductor — a single-atom-thick material that has unique conduction properties. In this type of semiconducting material, the electrons happen to favor one of two specific momenta. These two preferred momenta are often referred to as valleys. And it takes a lot of energy to get the electrons out of one valley and into the next. To get the unexcited electrons into either valley, energy must be introduced with circularly polarized…

  • How Did Science Get Neanderthals So Wrong?
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    How Did Science Get Neanderthals So Wrong?

    Let’s be real, guys, Neanderthals get a bad rap. We think of them as primitive and less developed than us humans with our smooth brow bones and tall posture. But the field of hominid development has been telling us for some time now that this is probably pretty far from the truth. And new research tells us that Neanderthals could have been…just as sophisticated as humans! Why have we been wrong for so long? A lot of our prejudices about neanderthals come from our somewhat mistaken interpretation of the fossil record. When the first neanderthal skeleton was recorded by scientists in the mid 1800s, the conclusion they came to was…