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 ...
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 ...
Review: Padfone X combines tablet, smartphone
Most of my friends who own iPads also own iPhones. Apple bet that users would find enough differences between those devices that consumers would want both - and Apple was right.
Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: a miner takeover
The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it.
Wireless camera network offers new possibilities for security systems
(Phys.org) —Advances in computer technology are opening up new possibilities for surveillance cameras and environmental video monitoring systems. Kevin Abas, a graduate student in computer engineering at ...
Engineers use supercomputer to create beautiful video
A group of computing and software students have created some stunning videos using one of the most powerful computers in the world.
Searching for aliens in the cloud
As a species, human beings are obsessed with the idea that there may be aliens out there, somewhere beyond our planet.
Faster computation of electromagnetic interference on an electronic circuit board
As electronic components on electronic circuit boards continue to shrink, problems of electromagnetic compatibility are arising. Such problems include unwanted 'noise' effects due to electromagnetic interference ...
Student devises novel way to detect hackers
Patricia Moat gets a thrill from protecting people. As a youngster, she trained in martial arts. Later, she ran into burning buildings as a volunteer firefighter. Now she's finding new ways to protect American computer networks.
So supercomputers are mega-powerful, but what can they actually do?
A new supercomputer, called ARCHER, has recently been launched. ARCHER is a Cray XC30, funded by EPSRC and NERC. It is more than three times more powerful than its predecessor, HECToR, and is hosted by the University of Edi ...
Two arrested, bitcoins seized in German fraud probe
German police say they have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than 700,000 euros ($950,000) in an investigation of computer fraud.
Creating accountable anonymity online
The World Wide Web is, in many ways, still the Wild West. Though a large portion of internet traffic is monitored and traceable, systems like the Tor Project allow users to post and share anything anonymously. Anonymous systems ...
Looking for tomorrow's power source? Go fly a (underwater) kite
As the world looks for new ways to wean itself from fossil fuels, a new answer may be emerging: underwater kites.
'X-shape' not true picture of chromosome structure, new imaging technique reveals
A new method for visualising chromosomes is painting a truer picture of their shape, which is rarely like the X-shaped blob of DNA most of us are familiar with.