Posts Tagged "Computer Science"

Investigating the Bystander Effect Using Virtual Reality

Investigating the Bystander Effect Using Virtual Reality

The bystander effect is well-known in behavioural psychology and suggests that the more people who witnessing a violent emergency the less likely it is that someone will intervene. It was first identified in the 1960s, but conducting research on the phenomenon has been difficult. Most experiments rely upon staging fake…

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New Design for Basic Component of Computer Chips: Researchers Demonstrate Record-Setting P-Type Transistor

New Design for Basic Component of Computer Chips: Researchers Demonstrate Record-Setting P-Type Transistor

Almost all computer chips use two types of transistors: one called p-type, for positive, and one called n-type, for negative. Improving the performance of the chip as a whole requires parallel improvements in both types. At the IEEE’s International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in December, researchers from MIT’s Microsystems Technology…

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