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Techmology and Scientism / Bell Labs has done it again.
« on: April 15, 2008, 06:34:58 am »
"IBM has announced a next-generation nonvolatile memory as “racetrack”, where Big Blue expects it to replace flash memory in the near future and eventually hard disk drives, although I must say that flash memory is also currently in the race to usurp hard disk drives with not much success since both platforms have their own camps of supporters which results in a happy co-existence. The main technology used in “racetrack” is spintronics - where the storage of bits generated by the magnetic spin of electrons rather than their charge was recently demonstrated by IBM. Storage and retrieval of information is achieved by “massless motion”.

According to Parkin IBM, “We have now demonstrated a current-controlled, domain-wall, shift register which is the fundamental, underlying technology for racetrack memory. We use current pulses to move a series of domain walls along a nanowire, which is not possible to do with magnetic fields.” IBM’s main aim is to use the similar square micron that currently houses a single SRAM memory bit, or 10 flash bits, and drill down into the third dimension to store spin-polarized bits on a sunken racetrack-shaped magnetic nanowire. A silicon area of just 1 micron wide and 10 microns high is able to store up to 10 bits compared to one, doing away with flash memory. In the near future, IBM hopes to develop this even further to achieve storage of 100 bits in the same area, making it dense enough to replace hard disk drives.

IBM has also estimated that an iPod running on racetrack memory could potentially hold up to 100 times more information, and it also holds the advantage where components cannot wear out unlike solid state devices which makes it all the more compelling. 1.6TB of media on an iPod in the future? I’ll take one, thank you very much."

Techmology and Scientism / Programmable Matter
« on: April 07, 2008, 07:36:02 am »

I'm reading the book right now.  Shit's hard to follow.

Techmology and Scientism / Interesting or Amusing Technology blogs
« on: March 02, 2008, 12:44:40 am »
It's the biggest science news blog I know of.
More of the like, except focuses on tech and less on science.
This is actually more science fiction, but they occaisionally post the more wild reality based stuff too.
Gadgets and geek stuff with vulgar humor thrown into the bargain.
Pretty standard fare, good quality gadget news.

I could go on, why not post your own? :)

Discordian Recipes / unusual ways to do pasta?
« on: February 13, 2008, 05:50:46 pm »
The other night I made a pasta with all the ingredients prepared separately and mixed at the end, which was interesting.  Also, pan-fried eggplant is pretty good.


Techmology and Scientism / Attn: Nigel
« on: February 12, 2008, 06:39:49 am »

I think technology will pick up where the surrealists could not follow in their main goal.  Technology will transform the mind and all that resembles it.  It's already done so when compared with how we used to live. 

Technology seems to dictate a huge amount of our culture and lifestyle.  More than I thought when I had this forum in mind.  Name one activity or aspect of life that is not altered or caused by modern technology.

And of course I mean YOUR life, not S'wada in Djambouti.

Techmology and Scientism / Attn Faust Re: Airship
« on: February 09, 2008, 07:30:07 pm »
Thanks for telling me about this!
Which I would choose over an airplane every single time, given the choice. 
There was another interesting related link involving alternate destinations in tourism.  All this stuff totally fits into social change.

Techmology and Scientism / The Tech Forum
« on: February 07, 2008, 11:25:19 pm »
So here it all is.  It doesn't seem like a lot of people want to post here yet, so tell me what you think and suggest to make it interesting.  I don't want this forum if nobody's interested, so air your opinions


Techmology and Scientism / Gadget pranks!
« on: February 07, 2008, 10:23:51 am »

Techmology and Scientism / Fun with intradermal drug delivery materials
« on: February 07, 2008, 10:10:17 am »

It's a substance that you can mix other stuff with it, to cause contact ingestion.

Probably have all kinds of fun with it, with the right imagination.

Techmology and Scientism / Tesla Engine Builders Society
« on: February 07, 2008, 08:47:11 am »
I know I go on about Tesla a lot these days, but these guys are assuredly legit, as my mother was a member for a while.

Techmology and Scientism / Scientific Supplier
« on: February 07, 2008, 08:27:28 am »

Their page on magnets makes my nipples hard.  :evil:

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