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All day from Thursday 31 March until Sunday 10 April

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Discover the materials used in memory devices 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.

Join the team from Engineering Memories for an afternoon of activities 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!

Presented by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and available from

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Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: Available on Demand
Theme: Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Full access

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