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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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Moore's Law is the reason your iPhone is so thin and cheap

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's observation 50 years ago set the groundwork for self-driving cars on the road and computers in our pockets today.

By April 16, 2015

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Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015

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Appliance Science: The high-pressure physics of espresso coffee

What happens when engineers make coffee? Espresso. Appliance Science looks at the physics of this beloved (and reviled) coffee drink.

By April 6, 2015

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Appliance Science: The warm physics of sous vide cooking

A different approach to heat can make a big difference in the taste of food. Appliance Science looks at the warm (but not boiling) physics of sous vide cooking.

By March 24, 2015

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Laser cutter modded to destroy physical Space Invaders

The awesome zapping power of a laser cutter is harnessed to dispose of an invading space army in fiery style.

By March 23, 2015

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Appliance Science: The circulating physics of the convection oven

How can a fan make things cook quicker? It's all about the physics of circulating air. Appliance Science looks at how convection ovens work.

By March 18, 2015

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BlackBerry Leap ditches physical keyboard with 5-inch display

Unveiled at MWC 2015, the BlackBerry Leap runs the new 10.3.1 OS, and is equipped with a 5-inch HD display and 8-megapixel camera.

By March 3, 2015

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Tactus Phorm iPad case gives you a physical keyboard guide when you want it

If you have an iPad Mini and yearn for a physical keyboard, the Phorm case provides tactile button guides that appear and disappear when you need it.

By February 12, 2015

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Appliance Science: The well-done physics and chemistry of the toaster

The humble toaster is a combination of physics and chemistry that produces a tasty treat. Find out all about the science of toasters and toast in appliance science.

By February 2, 2015