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Three Technologies That Have Transformed Human Efficiency

June 14, 2019

Technology features in most people’s daily lives – in fact, it’s hard to imagine a world without it.…
Why are there little bumps on F and J keys in the keyboard?

April 22, 2018

Look at your computer keyboard. You can notice that most buttons have the same generic shape. In fact,…
New ways of representing information could transform digital technology

June 5, 2017

Unique geometries for electron magnetic moments may overcome fundamental limits of computer memory and logic Many people who…
Ultrashort light pulses for fast ‘lightwave’ computers

March 15, 2017

Extremely short, configurable “femtosecond” pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that…
New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

March 2, 2017

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the…
Vortex laser offers hope for Moore’s Law

July 30, 2016

Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. Described in a…
RedEye could let your phone see 24-7

June 21, 2016

Rice University researchers have just the thing for the age of information overload: an app that sees all…
Tiny programmable computer

June 1, 2016

The BBC partnered with companies like ARM, Samsung, and Microsoft to develop the a pocket-sized codable tiny computer that called…
Are humans the new supercomputer?

April 18, 2016

The saying of philosopher René Descartes of what makes humans unique is beginning to sound hollow. ‘I think…
Hardware and software debugging tools created for intermittently powered energy-­harvesting devices

April 7, 2016

Researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a system for finding computer bugs in…
Intel’s high-performance mini PC

March 21, 2016

Intel makes some great mini PCs. If you really want to go small, need more power, there’s the NUC. Intel’s…
CeBIT 2016: Medical monitor with eyes and ears

February 1, 2016

Everything had just been quiet in the control room of the intensive care unit. Suddenly, though, there is…
A new quantum approach to big data

January 25, 2016

From gene mapping to space exploration, humanity continues to generate ever-larger sets of data — far more information…
Will computers ever truly understand what we’re saying?

January 12, 2016

From Apple’s Siri to Honda’s robot Asimo, machines seem to be getting better and better at communicating with…
Dancing with Computers

November 27, 2015

Go into any public space and look at the people around you. Odds are, some if not most…
Chemical microdroplet computers are easier to teach than to design

October 23, 2015

Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw in cooperation with…
LLNL joins Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to promote industry adoption of supercomputing

September 17, 2015

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (link is external) (RPI) will combine decades of…
iCAIR Helping Create Smarter, Faster, Stronger Internet

September 10, 2015

Nearing 50, the Internet is a technological artifact. Its best years may be ahead of it, though, thanks…
Small tilt in magnets makes them viable memory chips

August 4, 2015

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for…
Lenovo‘s USB Stick-Sized PC to Hit the Shelves in July

June 25, 2015

This Monday, June 22, 2015, Lenovo had announced it’s entering the mini-PC market with its Ideacentre Stick 300…
Computing at the speed of light

May 19, 2015

University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile…
A Linux mini PC

December 3, 2014

CompuLab announces the smallest desktop computer – the Utilite2. It comes in at 30% smaller than the previous model. It’s…
Rare material key to computer advances

June 20, 2014

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington have answered fundamental questions about a rare class of materials that could…
Scientists provide new and universal definition for computing

May 8, 2014

While reading the writings of one of the pioneers in the field of computer science, Alan Turing, one…
Computer users circumvent password security with workarounds, according to study

April 22, 2014

When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according…
Screenagers face troubling addictions from an early age

April 17, 2014

Early exposure can lead to addiction. Brit., CC BY-NC-ND In 1997, Douglas Rushkoff boldly predicted the emergence a new caste…
Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers

April 7, 2014

In an optical diode, the light input in one direction is transmitted while the light input in the…
Online science expedition brings deep sea vents to the computer screen

January 2, 2014

Researchers will use the remotely operated vehicle Jason to study microbes living on and below the seafloor during the latest…
Hacking fears outweigh privacy concerns, US survey finds

December 20, 2013

In this file photo, a student from an engineering school is pictured during a ‘hacking challenge’ in Meudon,…
Gift Guide: Plenty of laptops, even on budgets

December 3, 2013

In this , Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, the HP Chromebook 11 is displayed at a Google…
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