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4-D Printing Turns Carbon Fiber, Wood Into Shapeshifting Programmable Materials
The next piece of flat-pack furniture you buy from Ikea might be able to assemble itself
Li-ion Battery Has Its Own Fire Alarm
With a sensor layer added to its Li-ion battery, your phone could text you before it bursts into flames
Make It So: Open Source, Arduino-Based Tricorder Nears Completion
It's not science fiction anymore. It's a real, working tricorder straight out of Star Trek
Expedition Brings High Speed Connectivity to the Ocean Floor
After months at sea, the VISIONS 14 expedition has laid out power and communications infrastructure for a seafloor observatory spanning the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate
How IBM Got Brainlike Efficiency From the TrueNorth Chip
TrueNorth takes a big step toward using the brain’s architecture to reduce computing’s power consumption
Can Ultrascale Computing Remain Sustainable?
NESUS, a European research network, aims to find out
Google's First Quantum Computer Will Build on D-Wave's Approach
Google's first quantum computer may represent a more stabilized version of D-Wave's specialized machines
Google Hires Quantum Computing Expert John Martinis to Build New Hardware
New team of rivals includes D-Wave and researchers that once cast aspersions on its quantum computer claims
PCs: Not Dead Yet
PC sales have halted the post-tablet decline
Bendable Sound Waves Can Skirt Objects, Trap Particles
Someday, scientists will sort molecules with sound, and bones won't photobomb ultrasound images
IBM's Brain-Inspired Computer Chip Comes from the Future
An IBM computer chip modelled on biological brains aims to make everything more intelligent
Quantum Computing IPO on the Horizon
D-Wave Systems hopes to get public investment through the stock market within "a couple of years"
How D-Wave Built Quantum Computing Hardware for the Next Generation
D-Wave designed its quantum computing hardware with the idea of building ever-more powerful processors
Can The Human Brain Project Succeed?
Europe’s ambitious program to simulate the human brain is meeting with some very human resistance
What’s next for super-fast supercomputers?
HP's Water-Cooled Supercomputer is Designed for the Hydrophobic
HP’s Apollo 8000 supercomputer does direct water cooling for efficiency but keeps water out of server trays to minimize the risk of drips
Time Capsule: 1964
The Beatles stormed America, China detonated its first atomic bomb, and New York City hosted a World’s Fair for the ages
The Future We Deserve
Error Correction Moves Quantum Computing Closer to Reality
A new superconducting system operates with 99 percent accuracy
Europe Wants a Supercomputer Made From Smartphones
An international consortium hopes to build exaflop supercomputers from mobile CPUs