Stories about computers
Programming the forces of evolution
Robots can utilise computational natural selection to boost experimental power and avoid hours of trial and error
Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the masses
European researchers are designing a computer using very large and non-volatile high-speed RAM (NVRAM). Such memory will be used first in data centers, but later should appear in phones and tablets
Research projects about computers
The Landauer project aims at developing innovative basic physical switches for digital devices. The switches should be capable of operating below the limit identified by the Landauer’s principle. This principle states that there are inferior limits to the energy consumption taking place during computations. Beating the limit may pave the way towards the development of computers with very low energy consumption.
FEMTOTERABYTE aims to develop a magnetic storage technology to make the hard-drives about 100 times smaller and 10 000 times faster than those we use today. For this it envisions an entirely new memory unit for the computer data storage. Such units would be just a few nanometers in size and will be operated with short pulses of visible light for writing and reading the information.