HP CEO and CTO talk about memristors, HP CTO confident of 100 Terabyte memristor drives by 2018

HP’s Discover event in Barcelona this week has focused heavily on its “new style of IT” mantra, which focuses on cloud computing, integrated data center offerings, and commercial PCs that try to bring the cool factor. But HP CEO Meg Whitman’s keynote Tuesday at the event offered a brief preview of where HP’s next “new …

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NASA may use Spacex and other commercial partners to fly astronauts to and from the Space Station within 4 years

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade. SpaceX is one of NASA’s commercial partners working to develop a new generation of U.S. spacecraft and …

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Call of Duty Ghosts sells over $1 billion on its first day

Call of Duty Ghosts has sold over $1 billion on its opening day. In September, 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 had a opening day of $800 million in worldwide video game sales. The record in 2012 was $500 million Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and beaten in a single day the $500m in …

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Stable three-dimensional metallic carbon with interlocking hexagons

Carbon is an amazing material: it not only forms the chemical basis for all known life but also, because of its rich physics and chemistry, displays an array of structures: from the age-old graphite and diamond to more recent C60 fullerene, 1D nanotube, and 2D graphene. One of the unsolved issues in carbon science has …

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Hotter Temperature seems to correlate with more violence

Interpersonal and intergroup violence rates vs. local temperature (H/T Chris Phoenix) If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. …

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Large supercomputers to speed up: 100 PFLOPs in 2014, 1 Exaflop by 2017?

VR-zone – The most recent expectations from last year’s supercomputing events, of 100 petaflops in 2015 and 1 exaflop in 2018, seems to be too pessimistic, after all. What’s enabling the sudden push? Improvements in processors from Intel, AMD and Nvidia indicate that a 1U or blade HPC server will have 7 TeraFLOPs of peak …

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