Tianhe-2 supercomputer at 31 petaflops is title contender
'People power' could be key to cutting workplace energy costs
(Phys.org) —maginative new ways of empowering factory employees to cut energy use have been devised and successfully trialled by a consortium of UK universities and businesses.
Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music ...
Spintronics approach enables new quantum technologies
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers including members of the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering highlight the power of emerging quantum technologies in two recent papers published ...
Interactive public displays not being used to full potential, says research
Interactive public information displays and wallflowers have something in common, according to University of Sydney information technologies researchers: they simply sit around hoping someone will notice ...
Robots could lend a helping hand
With a rapidly ageing population, the number of people with dementia and other age-related disabilities is expected to soar by 2050.
Startup glasses overlay Internet on real world
While Google prepares to release eyewear that provides a window to the Web, a startup on the edge of its campus is readying glasses that overlay the Internet on the world in 3D.
New technique may open up an era of atomic-scale semiconductor devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. ...
Patented system better secures digitally stored data
(Phys.org) —Arizona State University computer scientist Gail-Joon Ahn has been granted a U.S. patent for a novel identity management system that helps protect personal identity information stored on digital devices.
Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook
Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online ...
Photonic quantum computers: A brighter future than ever
(Phys.org) —Harnessing the unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic speed-up in information processing as compared to the fastest classical machines. Scientists from the Group of Philip ...
An expedition into the programmable city
Software, in its various manifestations, is now essential to the functioning of cities. A new EU-funded project is preparing to undertake a sustained programme of research on how software makes a difference ...
Research shows students perform well regardless of reading print or digital books
(Phys.org) —Research by an Indiana State University doctoral student found that students did equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one.
Analysis: Intel not expected to stray far from current path with new CEO
Despite being battered by the slumping personal computer market, Intel signaled its commitment to its current course with the selection Thursday of chief operating officer Brian Krzanich as CEO and software head Renee James as ...