The Global IT Services company e-Zest has released its predictions for the upcoming technology year. According to e-Zest, they believe that this year will see an overall growth in IT spending, with the largest contributions from enterprise software and device sales. The study was conducted by e-Zest’s business research team. Continue reading
Metallic glass (amorphous metal) is a sturdy material that is finding its way into a number of applications, including nanomolds, as a biomaterial for setting broken bones, and for use in cell phones and other devices. Sometimes, however, the material can crack or break. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been studying this phenomena using computer simulations to determine how much energy is required to crack the material, and how susceptible it is to breakage.
I can’t tell you how many movies I’ve seen where some genius kid or eccentric tinkerer or intelligent alien assembles really cool technology using common household electronics. Remember E.T. building that interstellar communicator out of an umbrella and a record player? I even saw a movie once where a kid built a zombie-killing weapon out of a laser disc player. Continue reading