Summit supercomputer nears completion, will be fastest in the world

China currently leads the world in supercomputing, housing both the world's fastest and second fastest machines according to TOP500 rankings. Not wanting to be outdone, the US has been constructing what it believes will be the world's fastest supercomputer upon completion. Summit, as it will be named, is scheduled to have between 150 and 300 petaflops... Continue Reading →

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Scientists make major breakthrough in molecular data storage

Researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered that storing data using a class of molecules known as single-molecule magnets is more feasible than initially thought. As Science Daily highlights, research led by Dr. David Mills and Dr. Nicholas Chilton from the university’s school of chemistry reveals that a memory effect called magnetic hysteresis is possible in individual... Continue Reading →

Nanodiamonds may soon make Exploding batteries a thing of the past

Researchers at Drexel University have discovered a way to make lithium-ion batteries safer using nanodiamonds. They have found that mixing nanodiamonds (above image) with the electrolyte solution prevents dendrites from forming, which is the primary cause for overheating and exploding batteries. Dr. Yury Gogotsi and his team recently published a paper in the journal Nature Communications. In it,... Continue Reading →

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