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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Systems for handling massive digital datasets could make impossibly complex problems solvable, new research ... read more

Quantum Computing Is Coming -- Are You Prepared for It?

Jan. 20, 2016 — Quantum computing will change lives, society and the economy and a working system is expected to be developed by 2020, according to a leading figure in the world of quantum ... read more

GIMPS Project Discovers Largest Known Prime Number

Jan. 20, 2016 — The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has discovered the new largest known prime number, having 22,338,618 digits, on a university computer volunteered by Curtis Cooper for the project. ... read more

Bismuth-Based Nanoribbons Show 'Topological' Transport, Potential for New Technologies

Jan. 19, 2016 — Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a step toward harnessing the ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A synthesizable graphics processor unit (GPU) architectural model has been developed for general-purpose and graphics-specific workloads. This marks the first time a team has taken an open-source GPU ... read more

New Methods for More Energy-Efficient Internet Services

Jan. 19, 2016 — Billions of people use the internet, which requires huge data centres and results in an enormous energy consumption. Researchers have now developed techniques and algorithms to manage and schedule ... read more

First All-Antiferromagnetic Memory Device Could Get Digital Data Storage in a Spin

Jan. 14, 2016 — If you haven't already heard of antiferromagnetic spintronics it won't be long before you do. This relatively unused class of magnetic materials could be about to transform our digital ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed a piece of software that makes it very easy to create 3-D models of entire buildings. Running on a new type of tablet computer, the program generates 3-D maps in ... read more

New Tech to Help Companies Detect, Respond to Cloud Computing Performance Bugs

Jan. 11, 2016 — A computer science researcher has launched a company that uses new tech to to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Making use of nanotechnology, scientists in Finland have succeeded in constructing an autonomous Maxwell's demon that makes it possible to analyze the microscopic changes in ... read more

New Technology to Provide Insights Into the Health of Students

Jan. 6, 2016 — Researchers used the centrality of cellphones in college students’ lives to delve deep into students’ usage habits and how their social networks affect their everyday lives. Next, the researchers ... read more

Swedish Researchers Reveal Security Hole

Dec. 18, 2015 — Quantum cryptography is considered a fully secure encryption method, but researchers have discovered that this is not always the case. They found that energy-time entanglement -- the method that ... read more

Encryption Technologies for the Era of Quantum Computers: Effective Protection for Microdevices

Dec. 18, 2015 — Engineers have developed encryption technologies for practical applications to protect microdevices from hacker attacks conducted by quantum computers. The team is currently working towards ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Physical attacks on devices connected to the Internet can be detected by analysing WiFi signals, computer scientists have ... read more

Oceanographers Use Super-Computers to Help Farmers in Bangladesh

Dec. 17, 2015 — A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER. This ... read more

Team Demonstrates 'Hybrid' Logic Gate as Work Towards Quantum Computer Continues

Dec. 16, 2015 — Quantum logic gates between different isotopic species are possible, can be driven by a relatively simple laser system, and can work with precision beyond the so-called 'fault-tolerant ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — The first large-scale empirical analysis of online news-seeking behavior, has found that people who seek out news and information from social media are at higher risk of becoming trapped in a ... read more

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