Scientists have discovered the first known material that is capable of remembering previous external stimuli—the first known memory material—despite not having an apparent mechanism that would be able to store any information. The discovery could be used as an alternative to silicon for use in powerful data processing and storage
A new breakthrough has been made in regards to the inner workings of the device known as the Antikythera mechanism. Combining recent 3D X-ray scans of the ancient computer with over a century’s worth of cumulative investigation, researchers are now confident that enough of the mechanism and its accompanying instructions
An international team of researchers has definitively proven that quantum computers can hold a significant computational advantage over classical semiconductor-based computers.
Although quantum computing elements have been available in D-Wave Systems‘ series of computers for over a decade, there has been a great deal of controversy over whether or not the performance increases demonstrated by these computers are actually due to quantum processes, and not simply efficiencies hidden in the computer’s code or hardware.