Learning platform uses quiz concept
Can university students, schoolchildren and employees play their way to knowledge? Can computerised games help to reverse worrisome school drop-out rates? Yes, say the researchers behind the Norwegian-developed Kahoot! learning ...
Without adequate funding, deadly wheat disease could threaten global food supplies
Disease-resistant wheat developed over the past half century helped ensure steady world food supplies, but a global team led by researchers from the University of Minnesota warns in a new paper that without increased financial ...
Quantum dot commands light: A solid state ultrafast logic gate on a photon
(Phys.org) —If you could peek at the inner workings of a computer processor you would see billions of transistors switching back and forth between two states. In optical communications, information from ...
Cellular computers: 'Genetic circuit' biological transistor enables computing within living cells
When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century, he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information. ENIAC, the first modern computer developed in the 1940s, used vacuum ...
Researchers divide enzyme to conquer genetic puzzle
Rice University researchers have found a way to divide and modify enzymes to create what amounts to a genetic logic gate.
Taking transistors into a new dimension
A new breakthrough could push the limits of the miniaturization of electronic components further than previously thought possible. A team at the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS) ...
Tech sector rides on rich list
America's technology sector remained a driving force for the world's billionaires, led by Microsoft's Bill Gates and other familiar names, a Forbes survey showed Monday.
San Francisco's 'other' bridge prepares to shine
(AP)—After more than 75 years in the shadow of its glamorous cousin, San Francisco's "other" bridge is getting a chance to shine.
Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian airline to go with island
Tech billionaire Larry Ellison, who bought his own Hawaiian island last year, now has an airline to go with it.
Computer in Delhi slum wall leads to TED Prize
Sugata Mitra on Tuesday was awarded a million-dollar TED Prize to pursue the promise of building schools in the Internet cloud where young minds can learn unfettered by grown-ups.
Video: Gates, Zuckerberg urge kids to code (Update)
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter creator Jack Dorsey are among the tech luminaries appearing in a new video promoting the teaching and learning of computer coding in schools.
Researchers develop affordable and portable disease diagnostics for developing world
(Phys.org)—When viruses like HIV/AIDS strike in underdeveloped regions of the world, they often spiral out of control in part because there is no easy way to bring diagnostic equipment to remote areas so ...
India tech tycoon donates $2.3 bn to charity
Indian software tycoon Azim Premji said Saturday he has given $2.3 billion to an education charity that he controls, reportedly the biggest charitable donation in the country's recent history.