Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly using a laser.
A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new method for splitting light beams into their frequency modes, work that could spur advancements in quantum information processing and distributed quantum computing.
Researchers at Drexel University, who study our relationships with social network sites, examined how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook. Their study sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal and often stigmatized stories.
A team from the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Lehigh University gathered with their colleagues at the KAUST Research Workshop on Optimization and Big Data in February to discuss the latest developments in big data optimization algorithms, theory, applications and systems.
The evolution of human biology should be considered part and parcel with the evolution of humanity itself, proposes Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences. She is the guest editor of a new themed issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B that takes an interdisciplinary approach to human evolution.
National parks are called to act on recommendations to introduce 'smart' technologies and the Internet of Things to plug funding gaps from decreasing budgets, protect the landscape and keep pace with visitor expectations.
Virginia Tech researchers discovered ways to further improve computing efficiency using management tools for cloud-based light-weight virtual machine replacements called containers.
Data scientists from the HKUST and their collaborators from MIT have employed a computational approach to estimate the fitness landscape of gp160, the polyprotein that comprises HIV's spike. The inferred landscape was then validated through comparisons with diverse experimental measurements.
ORNL research says quantum computers will use much less energy than current supercomputers, a potential cost benefit to equipment manufacturers and data centers. ORNL creates supertough renewable plastic with improved manufacturability. A new ORNL system will help builders and home designers select the best construction materials for long-term moisture durability.
The building blocks of quantum computers -- qubits -- are highly unstable and prone to error. Building tolerance to such error is a major hurdle in scaling up practical quantum computers. Now University of Sydney physicists have found that modifying qubit surface codes can improve quantum error correction by up to 400 percent.