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New memory circuit's roots owe debt to Aristotle

What is man? What is a resistor? In a rare example of metaphysics helping physics, the idea of the memristor was born.

By May 1, 2008


Would Aristotle appreciate microSD cards?

I'm trying damn hard not to lose sight of the fact that something the size of a human tooth can store every article in Wikipedia's English-language encyclopedia

By December 6, 2007


Google Doodle sings praises for opera star Maria Callas

The late opera icon who died at the age of 53 would have been 90 years old on December 2.

By December 2, 2013


Science says perfect french fries lie beyond Mars

Food researchers have pinned down the ideal gravitational conditions for frying "potato sticks," and they're not found on this side of the asteroid belt.

By January 6, 2014


Medieval bishop's theory resembles modern concept of multiple universes

A 13th-century bishop's theory about the formation of the universe has intriguing parallels with the theory of multiple universes.

April 27, 2014


Is Budweiser the next YouTube?

By January 22, 2007


Report: Yahoo CTO's duties may expand

CEO Carol Bartz is preparing a wide-ranging management shake-up that will shift duties around, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By February 23, 2009


Goodbye, cruel Google--an ex-employee's lament

As James Whittaker pines for a passing golden age, we offer a few reasons why he ought to smell the coffee.

By March 13, 2012


Your brain on the internet

Is the internet really destroying our brains? Neuro-ethicist Neil Levy doesn't believe so.

By August 7, 2012