Yes, memory accuracy and strength can be manipulated during sleep

The sense of smell might seem intuitive, almost something you take for granted. But researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that memory of specific odors depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effectively during slow-wave sleep — a deep sleep characterized by slow brain waves.

Using holograms to improve electronic devices

A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science have demonstrated a new type of holographic memory device that could provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic devices.

Report: Younger people have “high definition” memories

It’s not that younger people are able to remember more than older people. Their memories seem better because they are able to retrieve them in higher definition.

Memory 'more consistent with age'

Forgetting things seems to be a part of getting older which everyone accepts. But could the confidence of the young be covering up their own memory slips? Older people were more consistent in memory tests, research from Germany shows - although younger people did achieve overall higher test ...

DRAM shortage pushes prices up

The DRAM supply shortage isn’t getting better and memory maker Inotera now believes it will drag on until the end of the year. Strong demand for smartphones and tablets is to blame, and prices are going up as well.

The battery-memory device mashup

Resistive memory cells (ReRAM) are regarded as a potential, yet promising platform for future generations of computer memories.

Hynix and Samsung make unholy alliance

It looks like Hynix will recover from Apple's falling iPhone sales by selling its DRAM to Cupertino's arch enemy, Samsung.

NAND stalls while DRAM surges

Industry analysts believe the memory sector will continue to do relatively well despite a decline in NAND demand. Although NAND might not be a very hot commodity, DRAM sales are expected to surge, reports The China Post.

Towards terahertz-speed hard drives and RAM

An international team of researchers has found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1,000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies.

Bosch moves big time into MEMS business

Before long now, it will become the norm to have detailed, indoor, 3D maps - accessible on your smartphone.

The memory specs of Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next)

Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next) console is slated to make its long-awaited debut at E3 2013 in Los Angeles this June.

Curiosity rover suffers major malfunction

The Curiosity ground team has been forced to switch the Mars rover to a redundant onboard computer, thanks to a memory problem.

Facebook posts are more memorable than faces

Facebook posts are easier to remember than books or even faces - so much so that the difference in memory between posts and printed words is as big as the difference between normal people and amnesiacs.

Team develops new energy-efficient memory

By using electric voltage instead of electric current, UCLA researchers say they've made major improvements to the ultra-fast, high-capacity magnetoresistive random access memory, or MRAM.

Computer memory set for five-fold boost

Hard drive capacity could increase by five times, thanks to a new process currently being tested by supplier HGST.

$3,500 OS X ModBook Pro gets revamped

The $3,500 OS X ModBook has been revamped with increased SSD capacity and RAM, along with the doubling of pen pressure sensitivity levels.  

Slime molds have memory - without a brain

University of Sydney researchers have shown that brainless slime molds can remember where they've been and navigate a maze using excreted chemicals as a memory system.

New materials could boost computer memory

Scientists have discovered a new class of materials that could lead to improvements in computer memory.

Computing using water droplets

Forget optical computing or quantum computing: researchers at Aalto University have successfully used water droplets as bits of digital information.

New memristor offers super-fast memory

A new type of super-fast memory is on the cards, thanks to the creation of the first purely silicon oxide-based Resistive RAM memory chip that can operate in ambient conditions.