Computer Science

Google and NASA achieve quantum supremacy

Google, in partnership with NASA and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has demonstrated the ability to compute in seconds what would take even the largest...

Google quantum computing breakthrough a ‘remarkable milestone’

Google announced Wednesday an experimental quantum processor completed a calculation in just a few minutes, a process that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands...

Google’s new congestion control algorithm does not treat data fairly, says new study

If the Internet had its own superhero, it might be the congestion control algorithm (CCA). CCAs are an essential piece of code Internet giants use...

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and...

New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects

The new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand...

New machine learning system could help hunt down “serial hijackers”

An increasingly popular form of cyber-attack is to hijack IP addresses for a range of goals, from sending spam and malware to stealing Bitcoin. It’s...

Scientists discover new material that could someday power quantum computer

Researchers discover a superconductor that naturally exists between two states, a finding that could pave the way for more complex computing in the future. Quantum...

Electron switch may get us closer to quantum computers

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors, sensors, and communication devices. But transferring information...

Your video can ID you through walls

The new method could help identify a person through walls from candidate video footage, using only WiFi. Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara...

Machine learning helps open up new possibilities for quantum devices

Scientists have developed a new algorithm that can be used to measure quantum dots automatically. The electron spin of individual electrons in quantum dots could...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...