Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end ...
Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don't
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than ...
Sustained quantum information processing demonstrated
Raising prospects for building a practical quantum computer, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated sustained, reliable information processing operations on electrically ...
Rosetta commissioning in final stages
All of Rosetta's 11 science instruments and the lander Philae have now been successfully switched on! But the data are still being analysed to confirm the mission's readiness for science operations, so the ...
Swarm heads for new heights
(Phys.org) —Some tricky manoeuvres are now under way to steer ESA's trio of Swarm satellites into their respective orbits so that they can start delivering the best-ever survey of our magnetic field.
Curiosity's electrical issue resolved
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Final curtain for Europe's deep-space telescope
The deep-space telescope Herschel took its final bow on Monday, climaxing a successful four-year mission to observe the birth of stars and galaxies, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
It's often said that we live in an age of increased specialization: physicians who treat just one ailment, scholars who study just one period, network administrators who know just one operating system.
Curiosity team switches back to Earth time
(Phys.org)—After three months working on "Mars time," the team operating NASA Mars rover Curiosity has switched to more regular hours, as planned.
Venus transit movie created from 5000 images, 6 hours of observation
(Phys.org)—New movies of the transit of Venus on 6 June 2012, viewed from two different locations on Earth, clearly show the parallax effects that have made Venus transits so important historically. The ...
New estimate of living biomass: One third less life on planet Earth
Estimates of the total mass of all life on Earth should be reduced by about one third, based on the results of a study by a team of scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography ...
Population displacement during disasters predicted using mobile data
(Phys.org) -- Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns. This information can be used to ...
System improves automated monitoring of security cameras
Police and security teams guarding airports, docks and border crossings from terrorist attack or illegal entry need to know immediately when someone enters a prohibited area, and who they are. A network of ...
Unraveling the Matrix
A new way of analyzing grids of numbers known as matrices could improve signal-processing applications and data-compression schemes.