Physicists first to create new molecule with record-setting dipole moment
A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited type of atom known ...
Computer sharing of personality in sight: inventor
The world has only touched the surface of technological progress and computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, a prominent inventor says.
Physically dynamic surfaces may herald another tablet revolution
Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to direct manipulation with our fingers. The iPad wasn't ...
Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution
Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra 5.5 ...
Using gameplay to challenge our understanding of sustainable fishing
A new and innovative computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game has been used as an interactive stakeholder communication ...
Quantum teleportation on a chip
The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities ...
The hazards of presumptive computing
Have you ever texted somebody saying how "ducking annoyed" you are at something? Or asked Siri on your iPhone to call your wife, but somehow managed to be connected to your mother-in-law?
Calculations reveal how mixtures of different elements can control the thermal properties of nanowires
A mathematical model of heat flow through miniature wires could help develop thermoelectric devices that efficiently convert heat—even their own waste heat—into electricity.
Study on MOOCs provides new insights on evolving educational practice
Today, a joint MIT and Harvard University research team published one of the largest investigations of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to date. Building on these researchers' prior work—a January 2014 ...
Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more
Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora ...
Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus
Google and Taiwan's Asus are launching a "computer on a stick" which can plug into a display to turn it into a PC.
Researchers suggest adding uncertainty to catastrophe models may help predictability
Google unveils unified email for Android users
Google said Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program.
Researchers develop molecular backbone of super-slim, bendable digital displays
From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens, electronic displays are everywhere. As the demand for instant, constant communication grows, so too does the urgency for more ...