Helping keep computer chips cool
Integrated system proves effective and power-efficient.
When it comes to computer chips, smaller is better. Manufacturers are continually trying to shrink their size and pac...
Can entanglement make communication safer?
Researchers improve quantum networks without nodes.
Scientists say they are a step closer to developing a secure internet after unveiling a prototype of what they believ...
Natural radiation can mess with qubits
Study reveals new hurdle for practical quantum computing.
Natural radiation can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits and thus potentially the operation of qua...
Margaret Hamilton helped land the Eagle
She won many accolades, but wasn’t in the movies.
When doing an internet search on the pioneering software engineer Margaret Hamilton, we must add a description such a...
Birdwatching is better with AI and CNN
Researchers find a new way to pick one from the other.
We may have to add advanced birdwatching to the list of things computers can do that we can’t. Researchers say the...
Clock synchronisation at serious speed
New technique may enable all-optical networks.
British engineers say they have developed a technique that synchronises the clocks of computers in under a billionth ...
William Shockley gets lost in Silicon Valley
He knew how to make, but not how to manage.
Silicon Valley is synonymous with technology. Over the past 50 years, an area of northern California once known for o...
Mosquitoes are really on the radar
New approach may help curb malaria.
The quest to curb the spread of malaria rightly knows no bounds, and now we’re even turning to radar technology – wit...
The potential of ‘hot qubits’
Addressing a constraint to quantum computing.
Can we create warmer, cheaper and more robust quantum computing just using conventional silicon chip foundries? Ye...
Moore’s law is turning 55
Intel boss a driving force behind silicon chip technology.
It doesn’t require a background in computer science, or even a strong interest in technology, to have at least a pass...
Wine counterfeiters beware
Blockchain solution promises cure for $70 billion hangover.
Global wine counterfeiting has become a massive headache that is leaving wine producers and their multi-national supp...
New camera has more than just speed
It can capture transparent objects and even shockwaves.
Lihong Wang is not one to rest on his laurels. Barely a year after developing the world's fastest camera (capable of ...