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Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers can demonstrate that on some standard computer-vision tasks, short programs -- less than 50 lines long -- written in a probabilistic programming language are competitive with conventional ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Physicists have narrowed the theoretical limits for where the 'speed limit' lies for quantum computers. The findings, which offer a better description of how quickly information can travel ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Scientists have encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing the construction of affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer to ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Temperature is a statistical concept. Very small systems, consisting of a small number of particles, are not usually described statistically. Scientists have now measured how quantum systems reach a ... read more

Social Consequences of Digital Inequality

Apr. 9, 2015 — Digital inequalities, defined broadly in terms of people’s internet usage, skills and self-perceptions, should be considered as important as the ‘traditional axes of inequality’ with which we ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Light has been slowed down by coupling atoms to glass fibers. This technology is an important prerequisite for a future worldwide quantum ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — In the wake of the revelations that intelligence agencies have been engaged in mass surveillance activities, both industry and society at large are looking for practicable encryption solutions that ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Scientists are using single-walled carbon nanotube composites (SWCNTs) as a material in "unconventional" computing. By studying the mechanical and electrical properties of the materials, ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — A team researchers used a promising new material to build more functional memristors, bringing us closer to brain-like computing. Both academic and industrial laboratories are working to develop ... read more

Physicists Create New Molecule With Record-Setting Dipole Moment

Apr. 3, 2015 — A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited type of atom known ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — An experiment has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these discontented quantum materials. The ... read more

HIV Spreads Like Internet Malware and Should Be Treated Earlier

Apr. 2, 2015 — A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. HIV specialists and network security ... read more

Computer Model Predicts How Our Livers Will Store Fat

Apr. 1, 2015 — As part of an effort to understand how an experimental drug for atherosclerosis causes the build-up of fat in the liver, scientists have developed a computer model that can predict how the rate at ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists. These ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — To find a standard 3-D neuron reconstruction algorithm, BigNeuron will sponsor a series of international hackathons and workshops where contending algorithms will be ported onto a common software ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Computer scientists have developed a new system that automatically compares students' solutions to programming assignments, lumping together those that use the same ... read more

Secure Payment on Internet?

Mar. 30, 2015 — Now that it has become a common feature on the news to hear about cyber-attacks on an international scale, cybersecurity is seen as a first priority by Internet users. There can be no doubt that the ... read more

Next Important Step Toward Quantum Computer

Mar. 30, 2015 — Physicists have succeeded in linking two completely different quantum systems to one another. In doing so, they have taken an important step forward on the way to a quantum ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using supercomputers to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature ... read more

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