New model, spanning 13 billion years of cosmic evolution, makes important advances
A massive computer simulation has produced a model of the universe's evolution with new accuracy in some important measures—and yielded a new prediction concerning the distribution of matter in the cosmos. ...
A lab in your pocket
When you get sick, your physician may take a sample of your blood, send it to the lab and wait for results. In the near future, however, doctors may be able to run those tests almost instantly on a piece ...
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.
The virtual keyboard may soon be a reality (w/ Video)
Today we are constantly online and integrated in a virtual existence. Wii and other game modules make it possible to engage the entire body when playing, and soon Google Glasses and similar products will ...
First-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore available for collaborative research
Catalyst, a first-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is available to industry collaborators to test big data technologies, architectures and applications.
IBM partners with universities on Watson projects
Watson is going to college. Students at seven of the country's top computer science universities will get a chance to try out IBM's famous cognitive computing system as part of new classes set for next fall.
Intel, PC makers broaden support for Chromebooks (Update)
Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.
New method simplifies studies of predator-prey interactions and other 'bistable' systems
A team of U.K. researchers has developed a way to dramatically reduce the complexity of modeling "bistable" systems which involve the interaction of two evolving species where one changes faster than the ...
IBM deepens move into computer defense
IBM on Monday moved deeper into defending business computers with a new service aimed at thwarting hackers before they do damage.
Computer system automatically solves word problems
Researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, working with colleagues at the University of Washington, have developed a new computer system that can automatically solve the ...
Global tablet sales freeze up, survey shows
The global market for tablet computers went into hibernation in early 2014, ending a long run of sizzling growth, a survey showed Thursday.
Tablet computers for global literacy
In two remote villages in rural Ethiopia, a team of literacy and technology experts from Tufts and MIT launched a grand experiment with a simple gesture: they dropped off a handful of tablet computers for ...
Army of digital "air traffic controllers" makes clouds more efficient, scalable
IBM inventors have developed a method for managing how resources are used and work is done within a cloud by distributing control throughout the interconnected systems, reducing bottlenecks and increasing efficiency.
Fujitsu swings back into the black
Japan's Fujitsu said Wednesday it swung back into the black, posting an annual net profit after aggressive cost-cutting and stronger demand at home for its computer offerings.