The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level

We’re suiting up to take you inside a clean room that’s building an engineering marvel that’ll push the entire electronics industry to the next frontier. They’re both amazing machines and scary machines. There’s an enormous amount of complexity with them. There’s an enormous number of things that can potentially go wrong. It’s something that you don’t […]

Electricity and Magnetism -Magnetism

When an electric current flows through a coil of wire, a magnetic field is produced. This relationship between electricity and magnetism is called electromagnetism. The magnetism of an electromagnet can be controlled by switching the electric current on or off. Electromagnets are used in many devices including computers, doorbells, and cranes that pick up heavy […]

Map of Computer Science

We built computers to expand our brains. Originally scientists build computers to solve arithmetic, but they turned out to be incredibly useful for many other things as well: running the entire internet, lifelike graphics, artificial brains or simulating the Universe, but amazingly all of it boils down to just flipping zeros and ones. Computers have […]

The Virus That Saved The World From Nuclear Iran? STUXNET

This episode is brought to you by Dashlane; never forget another password and keep all your credentials secure by signing up for a free account today! One day early in 2007, an Iranian nuclear engineer plugged his laptop into a secure computer network at the infamous Natanz Enrichment Complex. Weeks later, and without a single […]

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe (VERSION ONE)

We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, Lurking within dense star clusters, Or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, Where they prey on stars, Or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of these black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe […]

Solar Tsunami

The SOHO spacecraft has recorded the effect of all this rising energy. Its ultraviolet sensors show a wavy pattern of gas on the sun’s surface, along with the super-hot halo of gas called the corona. The white regions are places where the rising gas suddenly escapes. Immense loops of ionized gas, ten times the diameter […]

The Future of Solar Energy is TINY Technology!

The future is huge for tiny technology. Miniaturization is, perhaps ironically, a huge deal. I mean, without it we wouldn’t have had the personal computer revolution and we wouldn’t have this world we live in now, where we have smartphones and tablets and other devices just as powerful as a computer, that can fit in […]