31st August 2020
50-fold increase in transistor density is possible by 2030
Intel's Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, has presented a roadmap for increasing the number of transistors able to fit on a chip by a factor of 50.
26th August 2020
Progress towards a cure for herpes
In a new study by U.S. researchers, gene editing produced a 92% decrease in oral herpes – enough to keep the infection from coming back.
25th August 2020
Africa has eradicated wild poliovirus
Africa has today been declared free of wild polio, the second human virus to be eradicated from the continent since smallpox 40 years ago.
24th August 2020
New fastest Internet speed: 178 Tbps
Scientists have achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (tbps) – a speed at which you could download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.
20th August 2020
IBM reveals next-generation processor
IBM has revealed its first commercialised 7nm processor: the IBM POWER10.
17th August 2020
Greenland ice sheet melting has passed point of no return
Based on 40 years of satellite data, scientists at Ohio State University conclude that melting of the Greenland ice sheet has now passed the point of no return – locking in several metres of global sea level rise.
15th August 2020
Quantum coherence breakthrough: 10,000 times longer
Universal coherence protection has been achieved in a solid-state spin qubit – a modification allowing quantum systems to stay operational ("coherent") for 10,000 times longer than before.
14th August 2020
World's first mass-produced transparent TV
Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has revealed a see-through OLED TV with transparent components, reminiscent of displays previously seen only in science fiction films.
11th August 2020
Ceres confirmed to be water-rich world
The dwarf planet Ceres is confirmed to be a water-rich body, containing a deep reservoir of brine – based on analysis of gravity data and other measurements from the Dawn mission.
6th August 2020
Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 aircraft design
Aerospace company Virgin Galactic has announced a first stage design scope for the build of a new aircraft capable of reaching speeds of Mach 3 (3,700 km/h, or 2,300 mph).
5th August 2020
Vertical farming of wheat: up to 600 times greater yield
A new study finds that wheat grown using a 10-layer indoor vertical farm could have a yield between 220 and 600 times greater than current farming methods.
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