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Parallel Course
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Parallel Course

In 1995, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about 100 megahertz. Seven years later, in 2002, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about three gigahertz...

Researcher Paves Alternate Path For Hard Drives
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Researcher Paves Alternate Path For Hard Drives

Carnegie Mellon University professor Jimmy Jian-Gang Zhu is developing a prototype hard disk technology based on his microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR)...

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Quantum Computers Could Tackle Enormous Linear Equations

Aram Harrow of the University of Bristol in England along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Avinatan Hassidim and Seth Lloyd believe that encoding...

Computers Have Speed Limit as ­nbreakable as Speed of Light, Say Physicists
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Computers Have Speed Limit as ­nbreakable as Speed of Light, Say Physicists

Boston University physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli have demonstrated that if processors continue to improve in accordance with Moore's Law, an unbreakable...

Exploring New Frontiers
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Exploring New Frontiers

The Expeditions in Computing program provides scientists with the funding to work on ambitious, often multidisciplinary research.

Deep Data Dives Discover Natural Laws
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Deep Data Dives Discover Natural Laws

Computer scientists have found a way to bootstrap science, using evolutionary computation to find fundamental meaning in massive amounts of raw data.

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New Software Could Smooth Supercomputing Speed Bumps

Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...

Quantum Computer Chips Now One Step Closer to Reality
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Quantum Computer Chips Now One Step Closer to Reality

Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered a way to make quantum devices using technology common to the chip-making industry today. This work might one...

'Light on a Wire' Promises Faster Computing, Communications
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'Light on a Wire' Promises Faster Computing, Communications

A team of European researchers has demonstrated some of the first commercially viable plasmonic devices, paving the way for a new era of high-speed communications...

Video Camera That Records at the Speed of Thought
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Video Camera That Records at the Speed of Thought

European researchers who created an ultra-fast, extremely high-resolution video camera chip have enabled dozens of medical applications, including one scenario...

Obama Awards National Science, Technology Medals
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Obama Awards National Science, Technology Medals

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama linked scientific discovery to helping the struggling economy Wednesday as he honored those who invented batteries for implanted...

Nobel Awarded For Advances in Harnessing Light
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Nobel Awarded For Advances in Harnessing Light

The mastery of light through technology was the theme of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honored breakthroughs in fiber...

Researchers Sharpen Photos By Capturing Multiple Low-Quality Images
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Researchers Sharpen Photos By Capturing Multiple Low-Quality Images

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers Sam Hasinoff, Fredo Durand, and William Freeman, along with University of Toronto researcher Kiriakos Kutulakos...

'time Telescope' Could Boost Web
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'time Telescope' Could Boost Web

Researchers led by Cornell University's Mark Foster report that they have developed a prototype device that could significantly boost the volume of information...

Researchers to Create Semantic Web Platforms For Massive Scientific Collaboration
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Researchers to Create Semantic Web Platforms For Massive Scientific Collaboration

Web scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will use the World Wide Web to compile and share scientific data on an unprecedented scale. Their goal is to...

Honda Research Hints at Nano Class of Electronics
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Honda Research Hints at Nano Class of Electronics

Microscopic carbon nanotubes may have the potential to transport electricity faster and over greater distances with minimal loss of energy, according to new research...

Researchers Break Vanish Security System
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Researchers Break Vanish Security System

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, Princeton and the University of Michigan claim to have broken the Vanish security system, a research prototype...

Pedestrian Crossings Could Be Monitored
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Pedestrian Crossings Could Be Monitored

A surveillance system for monitoring whether cars and pedestrians are acting normally at crosswalks has been developed by researchers at Spain's University of Castilla...

Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours
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Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed the first full-star simulation of the conditions inside a...

Physicists Move Fast 'excitonic' Computers Closer to Reality
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Physicists Move Fast 'excitonic' Computers Closer to Reality

Physicists at UC San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called "excitons" that operate at commercially cold temperatures,...
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