Tag Archives: Computer Science

Semantic Scholar spices up search engine

You wouldn’t use an academic search engine to look for cat videos — but if there’s a video with cats in it that goes with an academic paper, the latest version of Semantic Scholar just might find it for you. Semantic Scholar … Continue reading

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Russian computer crash in space? Nyet problem!

One of the three computers on the Russian side of the International Space Station has crashed, but orbital operations are unaffected because the two other systems are in working order, Russia’s space agency reported today. “To restore the computer to … Continue reading

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Why tech titans are leaping into quantum computing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The small world of quantum physics is a big deal on the frontier of computer science. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rates quantum computing as one of three key technologies that will shape his company’s future, along with artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Boeing steps up focus on computational frontiers

Boeing is raising its profile on computational frontiers ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum communications by setting up a new organization called Disruptive Computing and Networks, or DC&N, to put those technologies to work in aerospace. The new organization will … Continue reading

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Another giant leap for diversity in computer science

A year ago, the College Board saw the numbers of female students and underrepresented minority students taking the Advanced Placement exam for computer science more than double — but what about this year? As Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi puts it, “the momentum … Continue reading

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Quantum computer simulates superconductors

One of the prime applications for quantum computers is to simulate natural quantum phenomena, and in a newly published study, researchers from Canada’s D-Wave Systems have demonstrated how to do it. The phenomenon that they simulated involves a topological phase transition associated … Continue reading

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U.S. reclaims top spot in supercomputer race

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory staked its claim to retake the lead from China in the world’s supercomputer race with a machine capable of performing 200 quadrillion calculations a second. That 200-petaflop speed is roughly eight … Continue reading

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