Computing

  • 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...

    Animals May 14, 2020
  • 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...

    Computing April 16, 2020
  • History

    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...

    Computing March 23, 2020
  • 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...

    Computing March 16, 2020
  • 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 ...

    Computing January 22, 2020
  • Conversation

    Apps to predict your life expectancy

    The question is whether you actually want to know.

    When will I die? This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of reli...

    Computing January 19, 2020
  • Want to beautify your street? Ask a computer

    AI approach could help planners give urban areas a facelift.

    British computer scientists have developed a system using artificial intelligence to show – with pictures – how to ma...

    Computing January 15, 2020
  • Internet juggernauts hard to handle

    The reality of regulating Facebook, Google, Amazon et al.

    Back in the 1990s – a lifetime ago in internet terms – the Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells published several book...

    Computing August 18, 2019
  • Algorithms making discoveries

    They could even help us cut through the paperwork.

    Are computers smart enough to make scientific discoveries?  Research by the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berke...

    Computing July 3, 2019
  • A game that really exercises the mind

    Researchers link three people on a brain-to-brain network.

    US computer engineers have reported creating a way for two people to help a third person solve a problem using only t...

    Computing July 2, 2019
  • A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip

    Scientists create a world first for light waves.

    Scientists have created a tiny tsunami of light that could be used on a silicon chip. But rather than the destruction...

    Computing July 2, 2019
  • History

    The start of modern computing

    The revolution kicked off in 1968, two decades before PCs.

    Apple Computers launched its Macintosh in January 1984. It was, the anonymous author of the History of Computers fan ...

    Computing June 23, 2019
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