The big data storage question
Is there an answer that ticks all the boxes?
Data is being created at a breakneck speed, and researchers have their hands full trying to figure out what to do wit...
Microscopy gets boost from z-splitter prism
Researchers unveil a new and versatile technique.
US researchers say they have developed a simple way to capture high-quality 3D images of live cells and organisms wit...
Barbara Liskov gets with the program
From chess endgames to the top award in computing.
If you’re sitting in front of an internet-connected computer reading this, using an operating system and application ...
The science behind our sense of touch
There are some surprising similarities with earthquakes.
European researchers have developed a new universal scaling law for the sense of touch, and it’s paving the way for a...
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...
World internet speed record shattered
And from a single optical chip.
More so now than ever before, we're relying on the internet to keep us working, studying and entertained from the saf...