Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost
A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system, more accurately than ever before, has been developed by UCL (University College London) researchers.
Metaio announces AR processing unit for phones
AMD's Trinity is out to rattle Intel's Ivy Bridge
Cat brain: A step toward the electronic equivalent
A cat can recognize a face faster and more efficiently than a supercomputer. That's one reason a feline brain is the model for a biologically-inspired computer project involving the University of Michigan.
HP Labs find memristors can compute (w/ Video)
New software design technique allows programs to run faster
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate new security ...
Programming tools facilitate use of video game processors for defense needs
Video gaming computers and video game consoles available today typically contain a graphics processing unit (GPU), which is very efficient at manipulating and displaying computer graphics. However, the unit's ...
Fujitsu develops world's fastest processor
(AP) -- Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. said Wednesday that it has successfully developed the world's fastest supercomputer processing unit with more than twice the speed of the current leader.
Research shows that it may be time to let software, rather than hardware, manage high-speed on-chip memory banks
In today's computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as "caches," which store frequently used ...
Six months of computing time generates detailed portrait of cloth behavior
It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure. But after six months of computation, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University ...
Japanese association unveils tape-like environmental sensors
Detection of single photons via quantum entanglement
Almost 200 years ago, Bavarian physicist Joseph von Fraunhofer discovered dark lines in the sun's spectrum. It was later discovered that these spectral lines can be used to infer the chemical composition ...
Researchers capture wasted heat, use it to power devices
(Phys.org) —Imagine how much you could save on your electricity bill if you could use the excess heat your computer generates to actually power the machine. Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School ...
Cloud computing: For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent
For many companies, moving their web-application servers to the cloud is an attractive option, since cloud-computing services can offer economies of scale, extensive technical support and easy accommodation ...