Researchers study bamboo for engineered building material
Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical ...
Designing exascale computers
"Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery. Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient's arteries, showing how millions ...
MediaTek SoC to boost 64-bit Android devices
JIBO robot could become part of the family
Team at Raspberry Pi advance with Model B+
Controversial Alaska mine project wins one in Congress
Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate ...
Tech review: HP Hybrid Laptop does double duty
Are you ready for a touch-screen computer? I'm pretty sure we're all going to be using our fingers on the screen eventually.
Austrian computer visionary Zemanek dies aged 94
Austrian computing pioneer Heinz Zemanek, who designed Europe's first computer, has died in Vienna aged 94, his university said on Thursday.
Technology to reduce network switches in cluster supercomputers by 40 percent
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has developed a technology that reduces the number of network switches used in a cluster supercomputer system comprised of several thousand units by 40% while ...
Visa launches new service to pay online
(AP)—Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
Nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor
(Phys.org) —Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could ...
Austria's new green super computer
Several universities have come together to construct Austria's most powerful mainframe computer. Phase VSC-3 (Vienna Scientific Cluster 3) offers not only impressive computing power, but also serious energy ...
Particle, meet wave: Optical qubit technique squeezes photons to bridge discrete and continuous quantum regimes
Prehistoric 'bookkeeping' continued long after invention of writing
An archaeological dig in southeast Turkey has uncovered a large number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it had been believed.