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This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next

Electronics keep getting smaller, and it’s all thanks to electric switches called transistors. When these little fellas replaced vacuum tubes, computers went from the size of entire rooms to merely the corner of a room. In the 60-odd years since, transistors have kept shrinking, scaling down and powering up our …

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Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology

Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology For most of our history, human technology consisted of our brains, fire, and sharp sticks. While fire and sharp sticks became power plants and nuclear weapons, the biggest upgrade has happened to our brains. Since the 1960’s, the power of our brain …

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How Is Your Phone Changing You?

Of the 7 billion people on Earth, roughly 6 billion own a cellphone, which is pretty shocking, given that only billion have access to a working toilet. So how are these popular gadgets changing your body and brain? If you’re looking down at your phone right now, your spine angle …

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