A new class of materials could realize quantum computers
Oct 21, 2016
Scientists at EPFL and PSI have discovered a new class of materials that can prove ideal for the implementation of spintronics.
Researchers create a new type of computer that can solve problems that are a challenge for traditional computers
Oct 20, 2016
The processing power of standard computers is likely to reach its maximum in the next 10 to 25 years. Even at this maximum power, traditional computers won't be able to handle a particular class of problem that involves combining ...
Prey-foraging: The collective search or lone-wolf approach?
Oct 20, 2016
Wolves in Canada, lions in the Serengeti or fishermen in the Southern Ocean, either hunt alone keeping the spoils to themselves or in packs sharing the bounty with others. Deciding whether to tell fellow predators about some ...
System predicts how tall structures respond to vibrations, may help monitor stress over time
Oct 19, 2016
When a truck rumbles by a building, vibrations can travel up to the structure's roof and down again, generating transient tremors through the intervening floors and beams.
New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality
Oct 18, 2016
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant ...
Repurposed sensor enables smartwatch to detect finger taps and other bio-acoustic signals
Oct 17, 2016
A smartwatch is capable of detecting and distinguishing a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers, and all that's required is a software upgrade that repurposes the device's existing accelerometer, ...
Wearable robots usher in next generation of mobility therapies
Oct 17, 2016
Wearable robots that can anticipate and react to users' movement in real time could dramatically improve mobility assistance and rehabilitation tools.
Amazon and VMware form alliance in the cloud
Oct 14, 2016
Cloud computing rivals VMware and Amazon Web Services have announced an alliance that will let them play off each other's strengths.
HP Inc. will cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over next 3 years
Oct 13, 2016
HP Inc. says it will cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years as it faces continued challenges in the markets for personal computers and printers.
Experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter
Oct 12, 2016
Researchers at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and ...