May 17, 2:09 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Avaneesh Pandey @avaneeshp88 04/25/17 AT 4:49 AM The universe we live in and everything in it burst into existence roughly 13.8 billion years ago. In its infancy, the cosmos was filled with a dense primordial “soup” of quark-gluon plasma, which, as the name suggests, is a mixture of quarks — the fundamental particles that make up protons and neutrons — and gluons — the force carriers that bind quarks together.While scientists have been successful in recreating this exotic soup during high-energy collisions between heavy ions of gold and lead — carried out in particle accelerators like the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — we still do not have a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of this ephemeral plasma state.Read: Simulation Sheds Light On … [Read more...] about CERN Update: Possible Quark-Gluon Plasma Signature Observed In Proton-Proton Collisions
Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and leads AstroTours around the world. Your body is made of cells. Zoom into those cells, and you'll find a bunch of molecules, which are composed of atoms. Focus on the nuclei of those atoms, and you'll see the protons and neutrons. Crack one of those open, and out pop the quarks, the teensy-tiny fundamental bits that combine in interesting ways to form the heavier, and more familiar, particles that make up our everyday experience. When you encounter a solid object, most of its solidity is due to the electrostatic repulsion between the atoms. If you push on a rock, the atoms resist any further compression, and you can't push any harder — up to a point. If you push really, really hard, you can force the nuclei together and fuse new elements, but that's another article. [Weird World of Quantum Physics May Govern … [Read more...] about Are Quark Stars Possible?
Motorola has had a long partnership with Verizon, which has produced a number of memorable devices under the DROID branding. A new device has appeared, which looks to be a new Motorola DROID under the codename Quark. Word has it that this device will be named the DROID Turbo when it is released, and it will be one of three new DROID devices coming to Verizon.The benchmarks for the device label it as model "XT1254 (quark_verizon)", and it appears to be real because there was a Motorola filing with that same model number that passed through the Bluetooth SIG one week ago. We can't be as sure that the benchmark results are accurately relaying the specs of the device, though. If these are the real specs, this will be a top-of-the-line device with a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.65GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front camera. The one tricky part of the spec sheet given is the display of the device, which is listed as a 1440 x 2560 resolution with an … [Read more...] about Motorola Quark is the top-of-the-line DROID Turbo for Verizon
posted on 27 Oct 2016, 12:21 3 1. trojan_horse (banned) (Posts: 5868; Member since: 06 May 2016) Wow, Chainfire goes at it, again. posted on 27 Oct 2016, 12:29 16 2. Lauticol (Posts: 386; Member since: 25 Jun 2011) You could explain what DM-verity is. Not everyone here knows it. Very bad article posted on 27 Oct 2016, 12:37 7 3. cdm283813 (Posts: 424; Member since: 10 Jan 2015) My thoughts exactly! Tell people what the benefits are in the article instead of making me do a Google search. I'm lazy! posted on 27 Oct 2016, 12:39 0 4. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 467; Member since: 03 Nov 2011) I was thinking the same thing... posted on 27 Oct 2016, 12:49 2 5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4594; Member since: 07 Mar 2012) "The purpose of dm-verity is to implement a device mapper target capable of validating the data blocks contained in a filesystem against a list of cryptographic hash values. If the hash for a specific block does not come out as expected, the module … [Read more...] about Comments for : Chainfire has officially rooted the Google Pixel, but there’s an important quark to be aware of
Intel fell behind in the mobile race which has been dominated by ARM processors so far, but the company has slowly been pushing its way back in. The company definitely doesn't want the same thing to happen with the upcoming wave of wearable devices; so, today the company unveiled its new line of "Quark" processors, which it plans to be in smartwatches and other wearables. The Quark processors are going to be incredibly small, and power efficient. According to Intel, they will be one-fifth the size of the smallest Atom processor, and it will use one-tenth of the power. Intel CEO Brian Kraznich said of the applications for the new chip: Intel will have samples of the new chip design ready for the fourth quarter this year, but we shouldn't expect to see Quark in wide use until next year. The first run of the chips will likely find their way into "embedded" technologies, also referred to as "the Internet of things" (a term which recently made it into the dictionary .) … [Read more...] about Intel announces “Quark” processors to power wearable devices