Optical circuit enables new approach to quantum technologies
Professor Jeremy O'Brien, Director of the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics, and his Japanese colleagues have demonstrated a quantum logic gate acting on four particles of light -- photons. The researchers ...
All-optical quantum computation, step 1: A controlled-NOT photonic gate
Elpida uses high-K metal gate technology to develop 2-gigabit DDR2 mobile RAM
Elpida Memory, Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), today announced the DRAM industry's first-ever use of high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology to develop a 2-gigabit DDR2 Mobile RAM (LPDDR2) ...
Bill Gates in China push against secondhand smoke
(AP) -- Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates was in China on Saturday to raise awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke in the country with the world's largest smoking population.
Largest biochemical circuit built out of small synthetic DNA molecules
In many ways, life is like a computer. An organism's genome is the software that tells the cellular and molecular machinerythe hardwarewhat to do. But instead of electronic circuitry, life relies ...
Farmer networks hold key to agricultural innovation in developing countries, study finds
New technologies can improve agricultural sustainability in developing countries, but only with the engagement of local farmers and the social and economic networks they depend on, say Stanford University ...
Softbank reports robust earnings on smartphones
(AP) -- Softbank Corp., the only Japanese mobile carrier offering the hit iPhone, said annual profit nearly doubled despite suffering damage from the March 11 quake and tsunami that battered northeastern ...
Vets oppose bill that raises health care fees
(AP) -- Health care fees for working-age military retirees would increase slightly under a defense bill unveiled Monday that drew fierce opposition from the 2.1 million-strong Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Tabula garners $108 million in support of its virtual 3-D reprogrammable chips
Paul Allen says book not revenge against Gates
(AP) -- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen defends his new book in an upcoming episode of "60 Minutes." He says it was meant as an important slice of technology history and not as revenge against Bill Gates.
Microsoft co-founder slams Bill Gates in new book
Bill Gates plotted to grab Microsoft shares from his cancer-stricken business partner Paul Allen, the software firm's co-founder has claimed in a new memoir.
US state budgets pitting young against old: Bill Gates
Microsoft's billionaire co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday warned that US state politicians are pitting young against old in their heated budget battles.
Gates: Spending cuts don't have to harm learning
(AP) -- Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Monday that schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching ...
Computer pioneer Ken Olsen dies at age 84
(AP) -- Kenneth Olsen, a computer industry pioneer and co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp., has died. He was 84.