Engineering 101

Security Hide and Seek

Picture multiple programs running on one computer. Since they share the same memory hardware – they are at risk for a “memory timing side-channel attack.” Delays are inherent when programs try to access a computer's memory because of shared…

This is Your Brain in Space

After long-duration spaceflight, structural connectivity changes happen in the brain. While reported by astronauts that spent long stints on the International Space Station (ISS), a study published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits analyzes…

Mini Transistors—Here We Come

Lund University researchers developed a simple, single hydrocarbon molecule with a logic gate function, paving the way for electric components such as transistors on a subatomic scale. With transistors, smaller means faster and better…

Math Neurons Exist in Our Brain

According to researchers at the Universities of Tübingen and Bonn, the brain has neurons that fire specifically during certain mathematical operations. Some neurons are active exclusively during addition and others during subtraction. The…