Chief scientist talks about AI, machine learning
A special Cosmos Briefing panel including Dr Cathy Foley tackles some of the big future-science i...
During a visit to Adelaide last week, chief scientist of Australia Dr Cathy Foley very kindly agreed to join a taped ...
Cosmos Briefing: Supercomputing and Big Data
Unravelling the analysis machines we turn to for answers.
Join our Cosmos Briefing Supercomputing & Big Data, Thursday 15 April. Think of a computing process underpinned by...
How digital currencies work, and why we should care.
Fuelled by a boom, Bitcoin “mining” is thought to be producing enough CO2 to rival the city of London, and consuming ...
Bitcoin boom has huge carbon footprint
Researcher finds that Bitcoin mining alone may rival the carbon footprint of all global data cent...
Cryptocurrencies have surged in popularity and dominated news headlines in the first quarter of 2021, with Bitcoin – ...
Newton in the pilot’s seat
How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.
It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...
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...