Author Archives: William Butler

About William Butler

I worked as a hydrogeologist for most of my life before retiring to spend more time with my wife and two daughters. Today I have numerous hobbies that keep me active, one of which is writing for this publication. I have extensive knowledge in chemistry and geology and wrote many papers during my working life. 9 E. Flax Drive Benoit, MS 38725 [email protected] 601-691-5032

The world’s most powerful supercomputer is tested to see if it can process data from future radio telescopes

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Researchers at the International Radio Astronomy Research Center (ICRAR), Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States, and Shanghai Observatory in China are testing the world’s most powerful supercomputer that processes 400 gigabytes of data. For comparison, the amount of data that this computer can process per second is equivalent to the amount of 1600 hours of standard definition video… Read more »

Scientists process brain signals to reconstruct human-visible computer images

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A new system that analyzes the brain waves and reads the mind was announced in a new study, and now it appears in bioRxiv (an open access preprint repository for the biological sciences). According to the author, “observation of different categories of visual stimuli causes a clear brain condition that can be deciphered by non-invasive electroencephalography”. This means that even… Read more »

Non-ignitable lithium-ion battery developed by researchers

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“Non-burning” lithium-ion batteries were developed by a group of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Applied Physics (APL). According to the press release, it is a water-based lithium battery that is designed to continue to operate in extreme conditions, such as underwater or after an impact or cut. Lithium-ion batteries are always susceptible to sudden fires and events that… Read more »