Posts Tagged ‘computers’

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014

Introduction Technology news is full of incremental developments, but few of them are true milestones. Here we’re citing 10 that are. These advances from the past year all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come. -The Editors Article source: http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2014/

SpaceX Brings a Booster Safely Back to Earth

Blastoff: The Falcon 9 rocket rises from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, took a step toward making spaceflight less expensive by reusing its rocket boosters during a mission on Friday to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the mission, dubbed Commercial Resupply-3, or CRS-3, was [...]

How B. Jayant Baliga Transformed Power Semiconductors

Photo: D.L. Anderson Latest Medal Recipient: B. Jayant Baliga was awarded the 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor for his many contributions to the field of power semiconductors. It’s the late 1970s, the U.S. economy is reeling from years of sky-high oil prices, and President Jimmy Carter desperately wants to reverse the downward spiral in the [...]

A Better Breed of News App

The Boston News-Letter was a business built on curating the news. In 1704, John Campbell, Boston’s postmaster, turned his handwritten newsletter into a printed half-sheet, called it the Boston News-Letter, and founded the first continuously published newspaper in the Colonies. He soon found a circulation of around 250 eager subscribers. “Royal proclamations and international news [...]

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