Meet Rutgers' RADICAL supercomputing guru
Sep 22, 2016
Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man.
Acoustic resonator device paves the way for better communication
Sep 21, 2016
Yale researchers have developed a high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing.
Sierra update arrives on Macs: Four things to look for
Sep 20, 2016
The latest software update for Mac computers, MacOS Sierra, brings iPhone services to Apple laptops and desktops and further breaks down walls between devices. It also borrows an iPad feature for watching video while you ...
Nano-scale Canadian flag sets world record in lead-up to nation's 150th birthday
Sep 19, 2016
The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo set a world record for creating a Canadian flag measuring about one one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
Researchers eye gaming as tool for boosting computer science skills, diversity in middle schools
Sep 16, 2016
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school ...
A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in 'one-dimensional' wires
Sep 15, 2016
Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid in the development of quantum technologies, ...
Explained: why a reboot is the go-to computer fix
Sep 14, 2016
It's the most common answer to our computing woes: when your PC or mobile is playing up, try turning it off and on again. Or, alternatively, rebooting.
Engineers teach machines to recognize tree species
Sep 14, 2016
Engineers from Caltech have developed a method that uses data from satellite and street-level images, such as the ones that you can see in Google maps, to create automatically an inventory of street trees that cities may ...
New programming language delivers fourfold speedups on problems common in the age of big data
Sep 13, 2016
In today's computer chips, memory management is based on what computer scientists call the principle of locality: If a program needs a chunk of data stored at some memory location, it probably needs the neighboring chunks ...
Datacenter-on-chip: Researchers target a new paradigm for big data computing
Sep 12, 2016
Diana Marculescu and Radu Marculescu have been awarded an NSF grant to develop a new paradigm for Big Data computing. Specifically, this project focuses on a new Datacenter-on-a-Chip (DoC) design consisting of thousands of ...