Computers

Brilliant Bionic Brain Breakthroughs

Brilliant Bionic Brain Breakthroughs

| May 18, 2015

For all it’s flaws and mysteries, the human brain still remains the final frontier that engineers strive to emulate in the ever increasing race to build the most powerful computer on the planet. There have been scientific breakthroughs centered around the the technology required to mimic how the human brain works, stores and processes memory. […]

Can Quantum Computers Hack Passwords?

Can Quantum Computers Hack Passwords?

| May 13, 2015

Entanglement is a theory that states 2 particles can become related and coordinate their properties instantly. If you’ve seen Star Trek, you understand that this concept works with the transporters that they use to beam themselves onto the surface of other planets. This is one aspect of quantum computing. There is another equally amazing property […]

History Of The Central Processing Unit (CPU)

History Of The Central Processing Unit (CPU)

| May 10, 2015

The microprocessor, also known as the CPU is the brains behind everything from the humble calculator, to the smartwatch. The birth of what we have come to know now as the CPU happened only recently in the 1970’s. Before it contained what is known as the transistor, it had been made up of large vacuum […]

How Artificial Intelligence Is About To Shape The World

How Artificial Intelligence Is About To Shape The World

| May 7, 2015

Stephen Hawking warned that the development of artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race. It could be the biggest opportunity to face mankind, or it could be our biggest threat. One thing is for sure, and thats artificial intelligence will look very different from winning chess matches and quiz shows, as […]

How Big Data Analysis Is Changing Biomedical Science

How Big Data Analysis Is Changing Biomedical Science

| May 4, 2015

A study lasting several years has been led by researchers from the Simons Center for Data Analysis (CSDA) breaking new ground in learning about the establishment of how genes in 144 different human tissues and cell types work together, and carry out these functions. The original research paper was published by Nature Genetics on April […]

50 Year Anniversary of Computer Science At Stanford

50 Year Anniversary of Computer Science At Stanford

| May 1, 2015

April 28th 1965 was the year that the world’s first computer science departments were setup at Stanford University. The professors who were involved in the setup would go on to help a pioneering field profoundly affect many aspects of our lives, including through research, culture, and commerce. More recently the department has oversaw huge changes […]

More Women Taking Up Roles In Computer Science

More Women Taking Up Roles In Computer Science

| April 28, 2015

Women in computing science is starting to pick up compared to the 1970’s when there was little computer science taught in schools. Now programming in schools makes up a major part of the curriculum. Girls are becoming increasingly interested in writing code, and programming hardware. There is still a gender gap though, but what else […]

7 Fun And Easy Raspberry Pi Projects

7 Fun And Easy Raspberry Pi Projects

| April 26, 2015

The Raspberry Pi is a fun and easy device for modification enthusiasts. Since its inception in 2011, its went on to open the creative minds of youngsters and adults like. Eben Upton had never considered there would be such an uptake in the marketplace for the Raspberry Pi, and like many technical commentators at the […]

E-waste Recycling Measures

E-waste Recycling Measures

| April 23, 2015

Technology recycling is big business. There are many components inside devices that can be reused, and harvested for profit. There is legislation in western countries that protects the environment from people throwing away their devices such as old tv’s and computers. They can usually be disposed of correctly by the local council, or the seller […]

Quantum Computing Takes a Leap Forward

Quantum Computing Takes a Leap Forward

| April 20, 2015

Currently quantum computers are tested in super cold environments. This is due to the amount of heat that the components generate as the components are super small and require stability at the current they operate at. Breakthrough Research Scientists and researchers at Google and the university of California teamed up to explore the development of […]