Multi-purpose photonic chip paves the way to programmable quantum processors
The fundamental resource that drives a quantum computer is entanglementthe connection between two distant particles which Einstein famously called 'spooky action at a distance'. The Bristol researchers ...
Exploring tessellations beyond Escher
Programmer creates lexicographic ordering code to play early Nintendo games
Coding boot camps promise to launch tech careers (Update)
Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science.
Faster searches key to a greener web
(PhysOrg.com) -- Faster internet search engine processors could be the key to reducing the environmental impact of the worldwide web, according to scientists at the University of Glasgow.
Artist tests superstition on the stock market with robot analyst
High-volume Bitcoin exchanges less likely to fail, but more likely breached, says study
Online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing—often taking their customers' money with them.
First the smart phone, now the smart home: Digital technology on verge of tending to household tasks
We have all heard of the smartphone and any day now, most of us will have one. Not far behind: the smart home.
Why many cells are better than one
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have quantified the number of possible decisions that an individual cell can make after receiving a cue from its environment, and surprisingly, it's only two.
Airline, travel site sue over 'hacked' airfares
United Airlines and online travel website Orbitz have filed suit against a young computer programmer who used a clever trick to get discounted airfares.
A king among Wikipedia editors
At 1:01 p.m. on March 13, 2008, David Thomsen gained either a passion or a problem. He isn't sure which. That day, Thomsen made a single Wikipedia edit on the page for the expression "Holy cow," then walked away from editing ...
Faster websites, more reliable data
Today, visiting almost any major website -- checking your Facebook news feed, looking for books on Amazon, bidding for merchandise on eBay -- involves querying a database. But the databases that these sites ...
Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects
Insects transmit many of the world's most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people.
Oracle says Java flaw will be fixed 'shortly'
Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.