December 12, 2013

Making things faster

Advent Computing: Making things faster

Back to something a bit more practical. When you’re working with a computer, it’s pretty common to want it to go faster. It’s pretty rare that going to fast is a problem. So how can you make your computer go faster? How can computer manufacturers...

Advent Chemistry: Piping hot

I’ve mentioned concepts like making things hot before, but I haven’t gone into detail about how. The rather charming image of a chemist in a dark laboratory, tending to a bunsen flame, while the varnish on the wooden bench gleams in the light, and green...