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Nov 14, 2018

Has a Piece of the World’s Oldest Computer Been Found?

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A lost piece of the world’s oldest analog computer (the Antikythera mechanism an ancient Greek device designed to calculate astronomical position) may have been discovered.

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Nov 12, 2018

UK companies microchip employees, sparking fears from unions

Posted by in categories: business, computing

Microchips could be implanted into employees of UK firms to track worker efficiencies.

Business.

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Nov 10, 2018

Scientists to create ‘truly unhackable’ network based on quantum physics

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, quantum physics, security

Scientists are planning to create a network in the Chicago area tapping the principles of quantum physics. The idea is to prove that quantum physics could provide the basis for an unhackable internet.

This, they say, could have wide-ranging impact on communications, computing and national security.

The quantum network development, supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE), will stretch between the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory, a connection that is said will be the longest in the world to send secure information using quantum physics.

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Nov 10, 2018

Tissue Chips in Space a Big Leap for Research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, genetics, health, space

A small device that contains human cells in a 3D matrix represents a giant leap in the ability of scientists to test how those cells respond to stresses, drugs and genetic changes. About the size of a thumb drive, the devices are known as tissue chips or organs on chips.

A series of investigations to test tissue chips in microgravity aboard the International Space Station is planned through a collaboration between the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) in partnership with NASA. The Tissue Chips in Space initiative seeks to better understand the role of microgravity on human health and disease and to translate that understanding to improved human health on Earth.

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Nov 8, 2018

This video is the fifth in a multi-part series discussing computing

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In this video, we’ll be discussing the gap between computing performance and memory and how this ‘memory wall’ is to be demolished.

[0:25–7:00] Starting off we’ll look at, current different types of memory (SRAM, DRAM, NAND,…) and what their use cases and tradeoffs are. As well as, new types of memory that will break current paradigms, such as Optane memory and how all these types of memory can work together to yield performance boosts.

[7:00–9:40] Following that we’ll discuss, improving data transfer mediums and protocols and their effect on decreasing the memory gap.

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Nov 7, 2018

Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience, space

We humans are intelligent, other living species are also intelligent but we build bridges and cars, we describe the universe and develop several languages while other species don’t. Well it seems the reason is that: we have a different hardware.


Neurons in human and rat brains carry electrical signals in different ways, scientists find.

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Nov 4, 2018

Sydney Uni follows the light and steps closer to quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Exploring alternatives to electron qubits.

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Nov 4, 2018

Microsoft’s Underwater Data Center Is Actually Working, Says CEO

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They’re easy to deploy and keep cool.

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Nov 3, 2018

Pushing the Boundaries in Quantum Electronics

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So-called “topological insulators” could revolutionize computing.

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Nov 1, 2018

Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum technology

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Scientists in Australia have for the first time demonstrated the protection of correlated states between paired photons—packets of light energy—using the intriguing physical concept of topology. This experimental breakthrough opens a pathway to build a new type of quantum bit, the building blocks for quantum computers.

The research, developed in close collaboration with Israeli colleagues, is published today in the prestigious journal, Science, a recognition of the foundational importance of this work.

“We can now propose a pathway to build robust entangled states for logic gates using protected pairs of photons,” said lead author Dr. Andrea Blanco-Redondo at the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

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