The term “form factor” is used in the computer industry to describe the shape and size of computer components, like drives, motherboards and power supplies. Intel has unveiled its new “Ruler” SSD form factor as part of their Optane enterprise launch. Designed to revolutionize storage at the enterprise level, Intel’s “Ruler” SSD will be bound […]
With more than 60 years of tape innovation, IBM has a new world record after capturing 201 gigabytes per square inch of data on a sputtered magnetic tape prototype. According to the company’s most recent press release, this is more than 20 times the areal density currently used in commercial tape drives.
Called “DNA Fountain,” two researchers have discovered a way to store large files of data inside DNA nucleotides. According to a recent study published in the journal Science, Researchers Yaniv Elrich and Diana Zielinski were able to store “six files into 72,000 DNA strands, each 200 bases long.” That’s not all they stored. They also […]
Dubai is prepping to host the World Expo in 2020 – the first one to be held in the MENA & SA (Middle East and Northern Africa & South Asia) region. The United Arab Emeritus (UAE) selected the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” sub-themes being Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity. Staying true to its World […]
With the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicting 250 million climate refugees displaced due to rising water levels, architects and academics are racing to conceptualize sustainable water dwellings. Whether it’s Vincent Callebaut’s Lilypad Ecopolis or Seasteading Institute’s new “Floating City,” eco-friendly aqua domiciles seem to be at the forefront of innovation.
It’s time we stop slaughtering livestock for the sake of satisfying our world’s obsession with hamburgers. Considering the advances in 21st-century agricultural technology, factory farming is an outdated practice and considered by most – a downright cruel method of producing meat. Not only is livestock farming detrimental to our environment but it’s also a breeding […]
Fresh off their Lexus Design Award, Skipping Rocks Lab – a seaweed-tech start-up – is ready to take its edible water bottle to the consumer marketplace. With a mission to find a waste-free alternative to plastic bottles and cups, London-based Skipping Rocks created Ooho! – a clear, edible membrane that you can pop into your […]
Designed as a long-term solution for future climate refugees, Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is putting together a floating Ecopolis prototype called LILYPAD. According to the GIEC (Intergovernmental Group in the Evolution of the Climate), the ocean level should rise from 8 to 35 inches (20 to 90 cm) during the 21st century. A temperature rise […]