Memory closes in on single photons
(Phys.org) —In a world-first, an optical memory – a key component for quantum computers – has been created within a hollow-core optical fibre and shown to operate at the level of a single particle of ...
Future computers that are 'normally off': Spintronics-based technology may replace volatile memory
If a research team in Japan gets its wish, "normally off" computers may one day soon be replacing present computers in a move that would both eliminate volatile memory, which requires power to maintain stored ...
Can robots have social intelligence?
Visiting Eric Horvitz at Microsoft Research headquarters in Redmond, Wash., is a full-service experience.
BoJ chief doubts Bitcoin's future as a currency
The head of the Bank of Japan on Tuesday cast doubt on Bitcoin's future, saying the scandal-plagued digital unit "cannot be a currency" unless it proves its reliability.
Samsung's profit falls as smartphones get cheaper
Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter.
Microsoft brings world's fastest texting to Windows Phone 8.1
Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014. Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old from Lakeside High School in Seattle, found himself the owner of a Guinness ...
MtGox says co-operating with Tokyo police
Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox said Wednesday it has submitted "electronic records" and other documents to the Tokyo police after it collapsed in February admitting losing half a billion dollars' worth of the digital currency.
SDSC assists in whole-genome sequencing analysis under collaboration with Janssen
A recent whole-genome sequencing (WGS) analysis project supported by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego has demonstrated the effectiveness of innovative applications of "flash" ...