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Engineering Memories

All day from Friday 26 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Join the team from Engineering Memories to discover the materials used in memory devices, how we create them, how we test them, and what we can do to make them better!

In the same way as your brain helps you remember your past, analyse the present and plan for the future, a computer uses tiny devices to store information and make logic operations. Everything in a computer takes the form of basic units called bits (or binary digits). Files and programs consist of millions of these bits. Each of those is stored in a memory cell and processed in a central processing unit.

Technological advances made since the first hard disk was developed in 1956 mean that more and more storage takes up less and less physical space and nowadays researchers are trying to design computers so that they can process and store information in a more “brain-like” approach to make them more efficient.

Book your space at this event here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/137598098617

This event is presented by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: 0
Event Capacity: 100
Theme: Society
Image copyright: Image courtesy of museum of Computer history in Cambridge

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