Archivo mensual: marzo 2013

From Complex Living Systems to Smarter Computers

The European Commission is funding a project in Spain, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands that will study complex living systems and apply its findings to technological systems, particularly robot swarms. The SWAM-ORGAN project aims to understand systems such as … Seguir leyendo

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Quantum Computer Could Solve Prime Number Mystery

The University of Barcelona’s Jose Latorre and the Autonomous University of Madrid’s German Sierra say they have devised the first quantum algorithm to count prime numbers. The researchers say the algorithm could be used with an 80-qubit computer to break … Seguir leyendo

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Superhero science: UIC students build ‘SpiderSense’ suit

University of Illinois at Chicago computer science, communication, and bioengineering students say they have created a suit equipped with sensory receptors that enable a wearer to “feel” their environment, in a manner similar to Spider-Man’s “SpiderSense.” Assigned to develop something … Seguir leyendo

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Turing Award goes to MIT crypto experts Goldwasser and Micali

ACM has named Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professors Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali as the recipients of the 2012 A.M. Turing Award, renowned as the “Nobel Prize in Computing.” The Turing Award, ACM’s top technical honor, is bestowed on … Seguir leyendo

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