Computer Science

Scientists develop speckle-free holography for virtual displays

Virtual and augmented reality headsets are designed to place wearers directly into other environments, worlds and experiences. While the technology is already popular among consumers...

Scientists develop a flexible new system for creating soft robots

Princeton researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated...

Metaverse five things to know – and what it could mean for you

In the wake of Facebook rebranding as Meta, reflecting its focus on the “metaverse”, Microsoft has now announced it, too, will launch into this...

Pictures, videos can send viewers down a rabbit hole

Just how many adorable cat videos or pictures of fancy desserts can a person view in one sitting? According to new research from Kaitlin Woolley,...

Scientists find predictable behavior in promising material for computer memory

In the last few years, a class of materials called antiferroelectrics has been increasingly studied for its potential applications in modern computer memory devices. Research...

What is the metaverse?

The metaverse is a network of always-on virtual environments in which many people can interact with one another and digital objects while operating virtual...

New method could pack 500T of data into CD-sized glass disc

Researchers have developed a fast and energy-efficient laser-writing method for producing high-density nanostructures in silica glass. These tiny structures can be used for long-term five-dimensional...

Caltech and Amazon partner to create new hub of quantum computing

This past year, a new two-story building took shape in the northeast corner of the Caltech campus. Though modest in design, what takes place inside...

This bio-inspired robot could move like water bugs

For centuries, humans have looked to nature to draw inspiration for innovation. From birds in the sky to fish in the sea, by studying what...

Scientists find new way to store data with dyes

As the world’s data storage needs grow, new strategies for preserving information over long periods with reduced energy consumption are needed. Now, researchers reporting in...