Technology in Action
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 491 pages
For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office.
A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today's Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media.
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FIGURE 1.25 Researchers are experimenting with implantable chips such as this
one. Here, we see a nerve cell on a silicon chip. The cell was cultured on the chip
until it formed a network with nearby cells. The chip contains a transistor that ...
The number of transistors on a CPU chip helps determine how fast it can process
data. With the Intel Dual- Core Itanium chip, more than a billion transistors can be
fabricated into one chip. Source: Adapted from the Moore's Law animated ...
Heat isn't good for a computer system. However, computer chips, especially the
CPU, produce heat, and if your system unit sits on the floor collecting dust, or has
any vents blocked off, the temperature inside that case can climb very quickly.
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