Researchers have developed a way to use water to transfer layers from one surface to another by exploiting the fact that different materials have different hydrophilicity...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | May 10, 2010
MIT researcher Scott Aaronson has brought quantum money a step closer to reality by outlining a computationally secure quantum money scheme founded on the type...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | April 23, 2010
Challenges don't get much bigger than trying to create artificial consciousness. Some doubt if it can be done--or if it ever should. Bolder researchers are notAntonio...New Scientist From ACM News | April 7, 2010
Boston University researchers have created a nanoscale mechanical logic gate that could form the basis of tiny mechanical computers, descendants of Babbage's mechanical...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | April 2, 2010
What is the best way to for someone to get used to their artificial limb? Put them in a virtual environment.
So says Anthony Steed, a computer scientist at University...New Scientist From ACM News | March 16, 2010
A new take on a centuries-old printing technique could shrink silicon chips and lead to advances in ultra-high-density computer storage.
Computer chips are made...New Scientist From ACM News | March 5, 2010
We may all like to consider ourselves free spirits. But a study of the traces left by 50,000 cellphone users over three months has conclusively proved otherwise...New Scientist From ACM News | February 19, 2010
Unknown hackers have taken out U.S. cellphone networks in an ongoing cyber-attack that will soon knock out parts of the nation's electricity grid – say the officials...New Scientist From ACM News | February 16, 2010
A SWARM of "smart dust" spacecraft, positioned at a sweet spot between the Earth and the sun, could alert us to the approach of dangerous space storms well before...New Scientist From ACM News | February 9, 2010
LET'S face it: power cables are unsightly dust-traps. PCs, TVs and music players are becoming slicker every year, but the nest of vipers in the corner of everyAn...New Scientist From ACM News | February 8, 2010
It's a laser, but not as we know it. For a start, you need a microscope to see it. Gleaming eerily green, a "spaser" is a single spherical particle just a few tens...New Scientist From ACM News | January 25, 2010
For all the advances in table-top and tablet computing, some design professionals will always prefer the feel of pen on paper to stylus on glass. A new device could...New Scientist From ACM News | January 22, 2010
A LONG-lived videogaming skill could be on the way out this year as Microsoft hones an add-on to its Xbox 360 console aimed at making button-studded games controllers...New Scientist From ACM News | January 7, 2010
A man lies comatose on an operating table. The enormous spider that hangs above him has plunged four appendages into his belly. The spider, made of white steel,...New Scientist From ACM News | November 23, 2009
The clatter of a dropped trash can and the crash of a cymbal – both easily recognisable sounds.
That's why computer games or CGI movies that feature such noises...New Scientist From ACM News | November 5, 2009
WHATEVER happened to quantum computers? A few years ago, it seemed, it was just a case of a tweak here, a fiddle there, and some kind of number-crunching Godzilla...New Scientist From ACM News | September 21, 2009
Memristors were identified by Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the missing link of electronics 18 months ago, and since then the same team of HP researchers has upgraded...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | September 16, 2009
The explosive growth of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia is petering out, while a less welcoming attitude toward new contributors could negatively affect the archive's...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | August 10, 2009