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Image 1 - A SHARP New Microscope For Next Generation Of Microchips
2011-11-01 04:00:03

Berkeley Lab scientists and colleagues will create an advanced extreme-ultraviolet microscope Moore´s Law, hardly a law but undeniably a persistent trend, says that every year and a half, the number of transistors that fit on a chip roughly doubles. It´s why electronics — from smart phones to flat screens, from MP4 players to movie cameras, from tablets to supercomputers — grow ever more varied, powerful, and compact, but also ever less expensive. Whether the trend...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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