Forward-looking: Traditional solar power cells are based on a silicon semiconductor compound, which is known to have a theoretical maximum efficiency of 29 percent in converting sunlight into electric energy. However, by incorporating a second perovskite layer onto the base silicon layer, solar cells have the potential to surpass this efficiency threshold in the near future.
In brief: There is lots to see and do in Las Vegas, and in September this year, what could become the city's biggest attraction will open: the largest spherical building in the world, one packed with programmable exterior LEDs that can display incredible visuals. Inside, visitors will be able to watch music concerts, film events, and some sports while experiencing the 250-foot-high wrap-around interior screen.
Forward-looking: Spain will hold a vote on July 23, and Yolanda Díaz, the woman aspiring to become the country's first female prime minister, is prepared for a fight. Díaz has put forward an exceptionally progressive political agenda, which involves a contentious universal payment aimed at providing young people with the necessary funds for pursuing their education or starting a new business.
Three vendors. Three architectures. Three approaches to GPU design. Join us as we dive into their semiconductor hearts and see how Ada Lovelace, Arc Alchemist, and RDNA 3 contrast and compare.
The big picture: Not long ago, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were supposed to be the future of money and blockchain technology was poised to revolutionize everything. But now, nobody seems to remember the blockchain revolution anymore – a solution still in search of a problem – and Bitcoin remains a niche market for financial speculators.
Over the last 30 years, the PC has utterly transformed in appearance, capability, and usage. From the hulking beige boxes to an astonishing array of powerful, colorful, and astonishing computers.