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Quantum computing machine under scrutiny
A new and innovative computing machine is currently attracting a great deal of attention in specialist circles. A team under the leadership of Matthias Troyer, a professor at ETH Zurich, has now confirmed ...
Scientist proves Braess paradox 'disappears' under high traffic demands
Fujitsu Supercomputer Achieves World Record in Computational Quantum Chemistry
Fujitsu and Chuo University of Japan today announced that a team of researchers employed the T2K Open Supercomputer - which was delivered by Fujitsu to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and ...
Superstition proved to improve performance
Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Computational Problems
Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped in solar cell
(Phys.org)—The sun's energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today's single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive—10 times pricier than coal, according to some ...
Lasers are making solar cells competitive
At "Laser 2009" in Munich, Germany, June 15 to 18, Fraunhofer researchers will be demonstrating how laser technology can contribute to optimizing the manufacturing costs and efficiency of solar cells.
Fake online reviews get reality check
Fake online products reviews have been around for years, fueled by unscrupulous marketers seeking to boost sales.
The reason we lose at games
If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are si ...
Power and the illusion of control: Why some make the impossible possible and others fall short
Power holders often seem misguided in their actions. Leaders and commanders of warring nations regularly underestimate the costs in time, money, and human lives required for bringing home a victory. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies ...
Researchers make Sudoku puzzles less puzzling
For anyone who has ever struggled while attempting to solve a Sudoku puzzle, University of Notre Dame researcher Zoltan Toroczkai and Notre Dame postdoctoral researcher Maria Ercsey-Ravaz are riding to the ...