The most extensive quantum computation in history took just 270 milliseconds, say quantum physicists.
Sudoku fanatics have long claimed that the smallest number of starting clues a puzzle can contain is 17. Now a year-long calculation proves there are no 16-clue puzzles.
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.
…but if the vacuum of space behaves like a metamaterial, this effect ought to have left its mark in the Universe’s earliest light
Our cosmos was “bruised” in collisions with other universes. Now astronomers have found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background.
A new theory of the brain attempts to explain one of the great puzzles of evolutionary biology: why we laugh
The amazing properties of graphene now include the ability to create mass, according to a new prediction.
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.
“Technology” is not monolithic, and neither are its positive and negative consequences for children.