Extracting useful scientific information from social media
In the second it takes to 'like' this article, 6,000 tweets, 5,000 profile updates, 4,000 photos and 500 blogs will have been posted on multiple social media platforms. As that second extends to a minute, ...
Protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum states
Quantum computers are largely theoretical devices that could perform some computations exponentially faster than conventional computers can. Crucial to most designs for quantum computers is quantum error ...
Quantum scientists break aluminium 'monopoly' (Update)
A Majorana fermion, or a Majorana particle, is a fermion that is its own antiparticle. Discovering the Majorana was the first step, but utilizing it as a quantum bit (qubit) still remains a major challenge. ...
Logjam isn't the only reason your computer might be more vulnerable to internet threats
There's a hole in the protection surrounding some of the internet's supposedly secure websites. A group of researchers has discovered that cyber criminals and other hackers can attack websites that use the " ...
Hyperconnectivity and the future of internet communication
"Hyperconnectivity and the Future of Internet Communication" (Lambert Academic Publishing, May 2015) is the title of a new book edited by City University London Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor ...
Mapping Singapore's urban heat island phenomenon
Researchers in Singapore are developing a microclimatic modelling tool to prevent further deterioration of the country's urban heat island phenomenon.
Toward noninvasive identification of objects' structural defects
Last summer, MIT researchers published a paper describing an algorithm that can recover intelligible speech from the analysis of the minute vibrations of objects in video captured through soundproof glass ...
Researchers explore mechanics of silk to design materials with high strength and low density
Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel.
Time to move beyond 'medieval' cyber security approach, expert says
The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Algorithm to distinguish reflections from photos taken through windows
It's hard to take a photo through a window without picking up reflections of the objects behind you. To solve that problem, professional photographers sometimes wrap their camera lenses in dark cloths affixed ...
Supercomputers a hidden power center of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less well known is that it's one of the nerve centers for building the world's fastest number-crunchers.
Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning
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Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency
Data centers—large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more—are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States.