In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we take on systems on chips, body on chips, and much more! First up, we check out how Havard’s Wyss University is hoping to change the future of modern drug development and approval. We take a closer look at how this team has pieced together ten “Organ Chips” to create a fully functioning body-on-chip platform and how this new BoC system … Read More → "Systems and Bodies on Chip"
I’ve been thinking a lot about the impermanence of data recently. A lot of my own documents and images that used to travel through time with me in the physical realm* – photographs, letters, journals – seem to have become lost in the mists of the past (*as opposed to using my time machine, which is currently hors de combat — you simply cannot lay your hands on spare … Read More → "Worried About Your SSD Data? Virtium Has You Covered!"
“If you ever hear yourself saying, ‘I think I understand this,’ that means you don’t.” — Richard Feynman
Nothing about AI or machine learning is intuitive. Maybe that’s the point.
An example is the sudden rise in popularity of something called “bfloat16,” a new way of representing numbers that holds magical … Read More → "What Is bfloat16, Anyway?"
You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. – Alvin Toffler
What if we could use something that is universally hated to create something that most everyone loves? In this weeks podcast, we start things off with an investigation into how a group of researchers have created the first “ … Read More → "Small is Beautiful: Trends in Small Rugged Form Factors and Making Fossil Fuels into Diamonds"
“My Zen garden’s more serene than yours.” — Dan Piraro, “Bizarro”
The most powerful force in the computer world is inertia. We stick with the software, tools, operating systems, and hardware architectures that we know, and it takes enormous effort to dislodge us from those foundations. Newton’s Third Law states, “a computer ecosystem in motion will remain … Read More → "Ampere Altra Addresses ARM Aspirations"