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

Electron switch may get us closer to quantum computers

Manipulating the state of electrons could get scientists a step closer to fully functional quantum computers.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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

Computer model turns text into animation

A new computer model takes text describing physical actions and turns them into animation, which could pave the way for turning scripts into movies.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Sept. 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology artificial-intelligence computers film language robots

‘Blueprints’ help small business take advantage of the cloud

Small businesses that may not have the resources to devote to using cloud computing can take advantage of new hardware and software to make the leap.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology business computers internet

Millions of virtual universes hint at how galaxies form

Creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies is a powerful new approach to studying galaxy formation.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers galaxies space stars

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