A photon gun capable of reliably producing single photons of different colours could become an important building block of a quantum internet
Last week, Paul Allen and a colleague challenged the prediction that computers will soon exceed human intelligence. Now Ray Kurzweil, the leading proponent of the “Singularity,” offers a rebuttal.
The Singularity Summit approaches this weekend in New York. But the Microsoft cofounder and a colleague say the singularity itself is a long way off.
Many schools aren’t teaching typing anymore because they figure students already are proficient at using keyboards. That’s a wasted opportunity.
If we ever need to prevent an asteroid hitting Earth, we’ll have to deflect it somehow. To practice, the European Space Agency is planning a game of asteroid billiards
People who put incoming e-mails in folders are no better at finding them than those who simply use search.
Graphite and diamond have similar free energies but converting one into the other is famously hard. Now materials scientists think they know why
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.
Hawking predicted it in 1974. Now physicists say they’ve seen it for the first time
Researchers set up adult Web sites to study how the industry makes its money and spreads malware.