IBM achieves quantum computing milestone

Researchers at IBM have developed new error-correction and fabrication processes that greatly increase processing times for quantum computers.

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Microsoft Kinect takes a swipe at visualization, geospatial apps

Microsoft's Kinect can take inputs from a mouse, stylus, touch, voice or a motion-sensing device.

CIA wants big data, petascale computing to speed info analysis

The agency is looking at new information processing and networking technologies to dramatically reduce the time it takes to analyze data.

2012 outlook for mobile data traffic

This year, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population, according to a new forecast, continuing a trend that will help push global mobile data traffic to 10 exabytes by 2016.

PlayStation Vita: Ready for your network?

Almost anything these days could become a client on your network, even a portable gaming console such as the Vita, with all the advantages and risks that entails.

Robot cars get the green light in Nevada

State becomes the first to allow self-driving vehicles -- for testing, at the moment -- which Google says can increase safety.

DARPA's $40K 'quest' tests social media's ability to help in emergency

The CLIQR Quest Challenge asks participants to use their social media skills to locate QR codes that represent resources crews would need in an emergency.

DARPA wants high-bandwidth communications without infrastructure

The Defense Department's research arm is developing new methods to provide cell tower-grade communications to warfighters, even in remote and rugged areas.

'Janitor satellite' would clean up space junk

The Swiss Space Center's CleanSpace One project aims to help sweep the orbital paths of dangerous debris, but let's hope it's not one piece at a time.

Einstein still right: CERN cites flaw in neutrino experiment

Problems with the experiment in which neutrinos exceeded the speed of light may have thrown off the results, CERN says. So for now, Einstein's still undefeated.

A self-healing network and other new technology for government

Federal officials and industry representatives got together at AFCEA's Emerging Technology Symposium to go over the latest tools.

Single-atom transistor: The future of computing?

A transistor on a single atom raises tantalizing possibilities for quantum computing, though maybe not soon.

Topic Resources

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