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Scientists master super-fast Graphene microchips

Scientists from the University of California Riverside have found a way to create super-fast transistors out of graphene. They’ve had to completely re-examine how chips are put together to develop the technology, which uses an unusual phenomenon to raise or lower the voltage passing through the chip instead of simply switching on or off like a traditional transistor. The result is technology 50 times faster than the best chips available today.

How Predictable Are You?

A simple experiment by Richard Wiseman. Play through his maze and he’ll predict which tile you’ll end up on. Wiseman is a psychologist, but the secret also lies with good ol’ math.

Tropic of Cancer

This intriguing monument can be found in Taiwan between the cities of Hualian and Taitong. Split into two sides, it straddles a special circle of latitude on planet Earth, near 23.5 degrees north, known as the Tropic of Cancer. Points along the Tropic of Cancer are the northernmost locations where the Sun can pass directly overhead, an event that occurs once a year during the northern hemisphere’ssummer solstice.