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
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.
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.
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.
Artist tests superstition on the stock market with robot analyst
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.
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 ...
Microsoft's cloud computing system is growing up
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. leads its industry in part because a vast army of outside computer programmers design software that only runs on its Windows operating system. Now, the company is fighting to keep those programmers ...
Researchers Bring Avatars and People Together for Virtual Meetings in Physical Spaces (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- While you can't yet teleport or clone yourself to be in two places nearly at once, computer scientists are working on what might be the next best thing.
Can networked human computation solve computer language comprehension?
Researchers at the University of Essex hope to answer this question by getting more volunteers to take part in their online game, Phrase Detectives.
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.