Archivo mensual: febrero 2013

Quantum algorithm breakthrough

An international research group says it has made an important step toward practical quantum computing by implementing a full quantum algorithm without knowing its answer. Scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Queensland led the group. The … Seguir leyendo

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Human-Robot Relations: Why We Should Worry

Technology is eroding social connections between human beings as machines step in to fill social needs, and the time has come to reevaluate the place for technology in our lives, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sherry Turkle. She says … Seguir leyendo

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Insects inspiring new technology

Researchers at the University of Lincoln and Newcastle University have developed an autonomous navigation system for mobile robots based on the visual system of locusts. The project aims to build international capacity and cooperation in the field of biologically inspired … Seguir leyendo

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Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain

The Obama administration is planning a project tentatively known as the Brain Activity Map aimed at creating a comprehensive map of the human brain. The project could advance artificial intelligence research, uncover new mental illness treatments, and enhance the understanding … Seguir leyendo

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Largest Known Prime Number–17M Digits Long–Discovered

ACM News 08/02/2013 The largest known prime number is more than 17 million digits long. Discovered by University of Central Missouri mathematician Curtis Cooper, the 48th known Mersenne prime is 2 [57,885,161] minus 1. The number would span more than … Seguir leyendo

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Computer Scientists Find New Shortcuts for Infamous Traveling Salesman Problem

ACM News 01/02/2013 Researchers from Stanford and McGill Universities in 2011 discovered a way to improve upon a 35-year-old algorithm that, up until then, was the best solution to the vexing traveling salesman problem, and that breakthrough inspired other researchers … Seguir leyendo

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