A quantum particle can search for an item in an unsorted "database" by jumping from one item to another in superposition, and it does so faster than a classical computer ever could.
Anticipating the advent of the quantum computer, related mathematical methods already provide insight into conventional computer science.
Convergent research – which crosses disciplinary boundaries, integrating tools and knowledge from the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and other fields—could spur innovation and help tackle societal challenges, ...
Standing on the red, impact-scarred surface of Mars was the childhood dream of many grown-up scientists, but few have experienced a space adventure quite like Ross Lockwood.
A new generation supercomputer, capable of more than one million billion calculations a second, is to be inaugurated at an event at the National Museum of Scotland today (Tuesday 25th March 2014).
Russian mathematician Yakov Sinai won the prestigious Abel mathematics prize for his work in dynamical systems and mathematical physics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said Wednesday.
(Phys.org) —Einstein's scepticism about quantum mechanics may lead to an ultra-secure internet, suggests a new paper by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and Peking University.
When it comes to romantic relationships, attributes such as health, kindness, and social status have been shown to be important qualities in choosing a partner. It may be surprising to learn, however, that certain personal ...
Fred Kavli, who launched a foundation to support science research and award prizes of $1 million to scientists, has died in California. He was 86.