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Ultra-thin wires for quantum computing

Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, gently torture it over an unflickering flame until it just about reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle ...

Jun 17, 2014 5 / 5 (8) 2

When does a physical system compute?

Can physical systems from bacteria to black holes act as a computer? A University of York computer scientist and colleagues from the universities of Oxford and Leeds address this question in newly published research which ...

Jul 11, 2014 4.3 / 5 (9) 7

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 ...

May 01, 2014 4.3 / 5 (7) 1