News tagged with computational capacity

New book on physical computation

If you're reading this, chances are you're doing so on a smartphone or a computer. Experts would call the manipulation of electricity that brings us web pages, email and digital photographs "physical computation."

dateAug 18, 2015 in Other
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Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost

Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips

Graphene—which consists of atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms arranged hexagonally—is the new wonder material: Flexible, lightweight and incredibly conductive electrically, it's also the strongest material known to man.

dateSep 16, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Amazon shifted strategy in pursuit of CIA contract

It was a contract that Amazon.com's business-technology group wasn't supposed to get. The CIA, an organization whose data is among the most protected in the world, asked for bids last year on a contract to provide the agency ...

dateAug 27, 2013 in Business
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