Computer model predicts how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

Metallic glasses are an exciting research target, but the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these materials release when they fracture is slowing down development of metallic glass-based products. Recently, researchers developed a way of simulating to the atomic level how metallic glasses behave as they fracture. This modeling technique could improve computer-aided materials design and help researchers determine the properties of metallic glasses.
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Google Chrome's new protection against Meltdown and Spectre bugs will slow your computer down

  1. Google Chrome’s new protection against Meltdown and Spectre bugs will slow your computer down  Mashable
  2. Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason  Tech Times
  3. Google’s Spectre Fix Increases Chrome RAM Usage by 10 Percent  ExtremeTech
  4. Google Online Security Blog: Mitigating Spectre with Site Isolation in Chrome  Google Security Blog
  5. Google flips switch on Chrome’s newest defensive technology  Computerworld
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Heat-conducting crystals could help computer chips keep their cool

As consumers demand smaller, faster and more powerful electronic devices that draw more current and generate more heat, the issue of heat management is reaching a bottleneck. Researchers have created a potential solution — boron arsenide crystals with high thermal conductivity, which might be used in future electronics to help keep devices from overheating.
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Microsoft reportedly wants to launch a Surface computer that fits in your pocket, but that sounds like a bad idea

  1. Microsoft reportedly wants to launch a Surface computer that fits in your pocket, but that sounds like a bad idea  CNBC
  2. When is Microsoft announcing Surface Andromeda? #AskDanWindows 50  Windows Central
  3. Microsoft leak hints that a rumored dual-screen Surface is pocket-sized  Mashable
  4. Microsoft details secret ‘pocketable’ Surface device in leaked email  The Verge
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How to text from your computer with Android Messages

  1. How to text from your computer with Android Messages  The Verge
  2. Google’s new Podcasts app offers the bare-minimum Android listening experience  PCWorld
  3. Google launches a Web client for Android’s SMS app  Ars Technica
  4. Five new features to try in Messages – Google Blog  Google Blog
  5. Google’s New Podcast App Could Turbocharge the Industry  WIRED
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Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens

  1. Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens  Politico
  2. Eric Greitens used Trump’s playbook to try to beat scandal. It didn’t work.  Washington Post
  3. Felony charge dropped against outgoing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens  CNN
  4. Messenger: Greitens goes out the way he came in, haunted by the specter of dark money  STLtoday.com
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Computer redesigns enzyme

Biotechnologists used a computational method to redesign aspartase and convert it to a catalyst for asymmetric hydroamination reactions. Their colleagues in China scaled up the production of this enzyme and managed to produce kilograms of very pure building blocks for pharmaceuticals and other bioactive compounds.
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