Exponentials never last forever. Sooner or later, silicon transistors are going to stop getting smaller, if only because it's tough to make one with less than an atom of silicon in it. The reality is that conventional silicon transistors will stop shrinking sometime before that happens. But how much sooner?
Lithium still rules in battery design but nano and biotechnologies could massively improve on what we have. E&T examines.
Here's a fun and original board game that IT security professionals can play to hone their strategy skills during those rare periods of assured uptime. Loosely based on family favourite snakes-and-ladders, players encounter the thrills and spills of keeping enterprise systems running - and corporate data safe. E&T explains the rules.
Does 'groupthink' cause management disasters, or are other factors at play?
Synthetic biologists believe it's possible to design organisms out of kits of parts, but evolution has a few nasty surprises for them, E&T reveals.
"Africa is abundant with engineering opportunity. We look at some of the projects and the problems."
- Greenpeace frowns at Centrica's getting a shale-gas venture stake
- HMS Queen Elizabeth nears completion
- Chinese space capsule reaches its ‘Heavenly Palace’
- Scientist to benefit from exascale supercomputer deal
- Dinosaurs’ app uses augmented reality
- Apple might launch cheaper iPhone with a bigger screen
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- DECC-EDF makes yet another attempt to fund 3rd Generation Nuclear at any cost [05:02 pm 15/06/13]
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