Tool finds software update bugs in hours, not days

"Updating software can sometimes turn on you when errors creep in and cause slowdowns." A new tool offers a quicker way to find the problem.

Texas A&M University | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers machine-learning software

‘Angel particle’ discovery was probably a false alarm

New reseach calls into question a 2017 report of the "angel particle," a chiral Majorana fermion, which could be key for quantum computers.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology fermions physics quantum-computers

2D and 3D combo could keep Moore’s Law going

Using 2D materials and 3D integration practices could take integrated chips beyond their limits and keep Moore's Law going indefinitely, researchers say.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers electronics materials-science microchips semiconductors

‘Spin waves’ could keep your phone from overheating

Researchers have a new way to make electronic devices faster, less power-hungry, and less liable to overheat.

National University of Singapore | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers magnetism mobile-devices temperature

Test gets quantum computers to check their own work

Quantum computers can solve problems that take current computers much longer, but knowing how close to correct they are is tricky. A new test could help.

Alice Scott-Warwick | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology physics quantum-computers

Touch-based display boosts 3D modeling accessibility

A new tactile display aims to make 3D modeling accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology blindness computers software touch

Team hits huge milestone of quantum supremacy

The Sycamore quantum computer has solved a problem that would take current computers 10,000 years to complete—quantum supremacy.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology physics quantum-computers quantum-mechanics qubits

More wrong answers get quantum computers to find the right one

A way to generate a more diverse set of errors from quantum computers working on an operation can help the right answer stand out, research finds.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology quantum-computers qubits

Typing speed on mobile is catching up to keyboards

A test of mobile typing speed reveals that the gap between mobile and desktop has narrowed. You can try the texting speed assessment for yourself.

ETH Zurich | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers hands mobile-devices speed texting

Sims-like disaster models help plan for human freak-outs

How will people react in the face of an outbreak or natural disaster? Computer models that are a bit like "The Sims" could give us an idea.

Jorge Corona-NYU | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine computers emotions natural-disasters

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