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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

New Approach to Computing Boosts Energy Efficiency

Aug. 26, 2016 — A research project has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has ... read more

More Efficient Way to Write Data Into Non-Volatile Memory Devices Improves Performance

July 27, 2016 — A scheme to write data into next generation memory chips has been developed. The proposal requires considerably fewer resources to write data safely into memory -- even during a system ... read more

No Need for Supercomputers

June 28, 2016 — A group of physicists in Russia has learned to use a personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mechanics, usually solved with help of supercomputers. This PC does the job ... read more

Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

June 23, 2016 — Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Researchers have just the thing for information overload: image-processing technology that sees all and remembers only what it should. RedEye could allow computers to continuously see what their ... read more

Method for Detecting Quantum Entanglement Refined

June 17, 2016 — In the future when quantum computers become available, this method can potentially serve as a tool in certifying whether the system has enough entanglement between the ... read more

June 6, 2016 — An innovative wearable technology for standing desks that creates a new way of interacting with your computer could reduce cyberslacking and increase healthy movement. Researchers are hoping to make ... read more

Fighting the Zika Virus With the Power of Supercomputing

May 19, 2016 — A new international project is aiming to identify potential drugs to fight the Zika virus, using the supercomputing power of IBM's World Community Grid to dramatically reduce the time it would ... read more

May 12, 2016 — If you're looking for a way to use a computer more efficiently, researchers may have a solution for you. Researchers have recently filed a patent that would allow computer users to trigger ... read more

New Design of Primitive Quantum Computer Finds Application

May 10, 2016 — Scientists and engineers have developed how to efficiently simulate a 'quantum walk' on a new design for a primitive quantum ... read more

Teaching Computers to Understand Human Languages

May 6, 2016 — A set of algorithms has been developed that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages. The algorithms will enable a computer to act in much the same way as a human would ... read more

Trust in the Cloud Could Be Pinned to Online Scoring System

Apr. 22, 2016 — An easy-to-use online tool to help build people's trust in the cloud has been developed by computer scientists. Cloud computing is widely recognized as a highly useful technology, with multiple ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations in a critical breakthrough for quantum ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Online computer games allow gamers to solve a class of problems in quantum physics that cannot be easily solved by algorithms alone. Citizen science games have already proved successful in advancing ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Physicists have combined light and sound to control electron states in an atom-like system, providing a new tool in efforts to move toward quantum-computing ... read more

Mar. 25, 2016 — Researchers have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum computing by simplifying a complex quantum logic operation. They demonstrated this by experimentally realizing a challenging circuit -- ... read more

New Vulnerability Discovered in Common Online Security

Mar. 2, 2016 — One of the world's most common security software packages – used as the basis of protection for many web browsers – has been found to be vulnerable to a specific form of attack, according to ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Engineers have discovered a new kind of 2-D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less ... read more

All Eyes on the Conductor

Feb. 13, 2016 — A ‘conductor’ that ensures simultaneous processing tasks keep time could dramatically increase the efficiency of ‘cloud’ simulations, report ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Scientists have made a breakthrough in physics. They succeeded in transporting heat maximally effectively 10,000 times further than ever before. The discovery may lead to a giant leap in the ... read more

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