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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...