Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors
(Phys.org) —Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer ...
Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer
A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan.
Proposed modular quantum computer architecture offers scalability to large numbers of qubits
How do you build a universal quantum computer? Turns out, this question was addressed by theoretical physicists about 15 years ago. The answer was laid out in a research paper and has become known as the ...
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...
Quantum researchers close in on dream vacancy
(Phys.org) —Defects in microscopic diamonds caused by the presence of silicon could provide researchers with a potent basis for developing new technologies, including nanoscale sensing devices.
Quantum computers could crack existing codes but create others much harder to break
The massive release of the US National Security Agency (NSA)'s classified documents by Edward Snowden continues to raise questions about security. ...
System that automatically fills the gaps in programmers' code improved
Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been working on a programming language called Sketch, ...
What makes flying snakes such gifted gliders?
Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature's solutions to operating in the air. Flying snakes are particularly intriguing ...
Android tops as tablets go mainstream
Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.
Researchers develop cluster management tool that triples server efficiency
(Phys.org) —We hear a lot about the future of computing in the cloud, but not much about the efficiency of the data centers that make the cloud possible. In those facilities, clusters of server computers ...
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced 150,000 attacks per second: report
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced massive hacker offensives last month, coming under some 150,000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure, a report said Sunday.
Microsoft hoping users will get friends, family to leave Windows XP
Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, but there are still many users whose computers run the outdated software. That's why the company has asked tech-savvy users to encourage their friends to upgrade their ...
Using crowdsourcing to solve complex problems
If two minds are better than one, what could thousands of minds accomplish? The possibilities are endless—if researchers can learn to effectively harness and utilize all that knowledge.
Using computers to speed up drug discovery
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology researcher uses a computational approach in identifying proteins that will interact with potential drugs to speed up the process of drug discovery.