Metal Whiskers of Doom

Metal Whiskers of Doom

Cosmic rays are not the only hazards that constantly threaten integrated circuits and chips. There are weird effects of pure metals “growing” or “dying” straight out of an alchemist’s manual that are equally dangerous. And like the danger...
Data Dangers from Outer Space

Data Dangers from Outer Space

Cosmic rays – the very name sounds like a futuristic beam weapon from a new sci-fi movie. But cosmic rays are quite real: powerful atomic particles hurled at near the speed of light by titanic explosions across the depths of intergalactic space. A hail of them, blown...