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Research Gives New Permanence To Quantum Memory
Quantum computers are real, but thanks to the fragility of quantum information, they can’t yet do anything you couldn’t do faster on a normal computer. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Sydney and Dartmouth College have found ...    
Computer Science
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 20, 2013, 8:13am
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China's Supercomputer Regains No. 1 Ranking
New machine is part of continued push to lead the world into era of exascale computing
Computer Science
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013, 8:58am
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Gaming the System
Economists have long used game theory to make sense of the world. Now engineers and computer scientists are using it to rethink their work.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013, 7:59am
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The NSA Data: Where Does It Go?
Massive data centers can store the equivalent of 250 billion DVDs. What might that look like?
Computer Science
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 13, 2013, 10:56am
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Augmented reality brings dinosaurs and planets to life
A series of smartphone-compatible, augmented reality books brings the solar system to life or conjures up roaring dinosaurs on the table in front of you    
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013, 9:03am
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Laws of Physics Say Quantum Cryptography Is Unhackable. It’s Not
A technique called quantum cryptography can, in principle, allow you to encrypt a message in such a way that it would never be read by anyone whose eyes it isn’t for.
Computer Science
Source: Wired
Posted on: Friday, Jun 07, 2013, 8:43am
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Microsoft and IBM Researchers Develop a Lie Detector for the Cloud
A way to check whether calculations have been tampered with could make cloud computing more reliable, and boost privacy.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Monday, Jun 03, 2013, 9:16am
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Opening doors to foldable electronics with inkjet-printed graphene
Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Materials Science
Source: Northwestern University
Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:45am
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Computer scientists suggest new spin on origins of evolvability
Scientists have long observed that species seem to have become increasingly capable of evolving in response to changes in the environment. But computer science researchers now say that the popular explanation of competition to survive in nature may not actually be necessary for evolvability to increase.
Computer Science
Source: University of Central Florida
Posted on: Monday, Apr 29, 2013, 10:30am
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Battery and memory device in 1
Resistive memory cells (ReRAM) are regarded as a promising solution for future generations of computer memories. They will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of modern IT systems while significantly increasing their performance. Unlike the building blocks of conventional hard disk drives and memories, these novel memory cells are not purely passive components but must be regarded as tiny b
Materials Science
Source: Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 25, 2013, 11:45am
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Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atom
A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic improvements for data processing in ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future.
Computer Science
Source: University of New South Wales
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 18, 2013, 10:45am
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Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography
In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more efficient single-photon emitter that can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques.
Computer Science
Source: University of Michigan
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013, 2:15pm
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Microchip Adapts to Severe Damage
An integrated circuit that adjusts to damage shows a way to make ordinary chips more efficient and reliable. 
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Monday, Mar 25, 2013, 8:48am
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Creating indestructible self-healing circuits
Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a team of engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), for the first time ever, has developed ju
Technology
Source: California Institute of Technology
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013, 12:45pm
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Reading history through genetics
Computer scientists at Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science have published a study in the November 2012 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) that demonstrates a new approach used to analyze genetic data to learn more about the history of populations. The authors are the first to develop a method that can describe in deta
Genetics
Source: Columbia University
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 06, 2012, 10:30am
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Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's study, published in the journal Nature Materials, could enable new advances in cooling computer chips and lighting-emitting diode (LED) devices, collecting solar power, ha
Materials Science
Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012, 12:45pm
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Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits
New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer.
Materials Science
Source: University of Warwick
Posted on: Monday, Dec 03, 2012, 2:00pm
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Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?
A computer science study shows that when an orchestra's musicians closely follow the lead of the conductor, rather than one another, they produce better music.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012, 11:46am
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Same Crap, Different OS: Windows 8
The scourge of crapware refuses to die, even on Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system, Windows 8.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012, 11:46am
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Tablet Makers Pursue Public Schools
High schools, grammar schools, and kindergartens are a large and growing market for Apple’s iPad.Every fifth-grader at Barron Park Elementary School in Palo Alto has an iPad—and it’s not because their parents plunked down $499 apiece to buy them.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012, 10:36am
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Computer memory could increase fivefold from advances in self-assembling polymers
The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Materials Science
Source: University of Texas at Austin
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 15, 2012, 12:15pm
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Crypto keys can be stolen from neighbours in the cloud
Sharing a cloud server with others could put your secret keys at risk
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 08, 2012, 9:11am
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New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips
To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter.
Computer Science
Source: McGill University
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012, 11:15am
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ORNL debuts Titan supercomputer
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new era of scientific supercomputing today with Titan, a system capable of churning through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second—or 20 petaflops—by employing a family of processors called graphic processing units first created for computer gaming. Titan will be 10 times mo
Computer Science
Source: DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, 8:00am
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Quantum computing with recycled particles
A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring.
Computer Science
Source: University of Bristol
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012, 8:15am
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An Operating System for the Cyber War Era
Kaspersky thinks it can protect the control systems for power plants and other critical infrastructure.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012, 8:25am
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To Keep Passwords Safe from Hackers, Just Break Them into Bits
Millions of passwords have been stolen from companies such as LinkedIn and Yahoo—a new approach aims to prevent future heists.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012, 8:09am
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Visionary transparent memory a step closer to reality
Researchers at Rice University are designing transparent, two-terminal, three-dimensional computer memories on flexible sheets that show promise for electronics and sophisticated heads-up displays.
Materials Science
Source: Rice University
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012, 2:15pm
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Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence
AI is achievable, but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like people
Psychology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012, 8:03am
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Computers match humans in understanding art
Understanding and evaluating art has widely been considered as a task meant for humans, until now. Computer scientists Lior Shamir and Jane Tarakhovsky of Lawrence Technological University in Michigan tackled the question "can machines understand art?" The results were very surprising. In fact, an algorithm has been developed that demonstrates computers are able to "understand"
Computer Science
Source: Lawrence Technological University
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 27, 2012, 8:15am
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